Focus On Life-long Learning In Alice Springs Education Declaration Welcomed

The goal of equip ping young people to have the confidence and capability to pursue learning throughout
life, leading to enjoyable, fulfilling and productive employment as set out in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe)
Education Declaration is welcomed by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA ).

ITECA is the pea k body representing ind epend ent providers in the higher education, vocational education.

training and skills sectors.

In its advoc acy associated with the development of the success or to the Melbourne Declaratio n on
Educational Goals for Young Australians, ITECA was a strong propo nent for a policy that would allow
individuals to pursu e education and training throughout their working lives.

“Technological change means that many of the jobs that exist today won ‘t exist tomorrow. T o ensure
that individuals are able t o have secure and mean ingful employment in such and environment, it ‘s
important that a culture of life long learning be developed,” said Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executiv e.

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