THE ACT government is looking at moving the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) in Reid to the Woden Town Centre.
Vocational Education and Skills Minister Meegan Fitzharris says the ACT government is working closely with CIT to commission an independent assessment of sites in Woden that could accommodate a new, modern, purpose-built campus.
“Positioning CIT with a major presence in the heart of Woden has the potential to enhance the Town Centre and create an energy around a new campus that will open up a range of opportunities for CIT staff and students, local businesses, industry and the broader community,” Ms Fitzharris says.
The ACT government says it will work with CIT to seek independent advice on site options. This advice will inform whether a new site in Woden could replace the location in Reid, with CIT continuing to operate at its four other existing campuses across Canberra.
Chair of the CIT governing board, Craig Sloan, says: “Industry and students have told us traditional classrooms isolated from employers and removed from the broader ecosystem are no longer capable of meeting the needs of the changed world of work.”
“CIT needs to continue to evolve to transform the way we teach to help equip students with the vocational education, industry relevance and skills needed for the ACT to prosper,” he says.