Building Service Contractors New Zealand (BSC) has dismissed claims by the CrestClean company regarding its industry training organisation as ‘completely unfounded’.
BSC president Patrick Lee-Lo said that the Building Services Industry Training Organisation (BSCITO) is in good shape and will merge with a similar ITO on 1 January 2013, with plans for further expansion.
“CrestClean, which is promoting the launch of its own training organisation, issued a media statement claiming that initiative is in response to ‘the collapse’ of the BSCITO,” said Lee-Lo.
“That claim is completely unfounded and untrue. CrestClean pulled out of the ITO a few weeks ago and informed the BSCITO that this was down to cost.
“However it would appear the more likely reason is that the company has been planning for some months to set up its own training organisation.
“They are, of course, perfectly entitled to do that. Clearly they have an agenda to promote their own venture, but to make completely false claims about the BSCITO in order to do that is both unprofessional and unacceptable.”
Lee-Lo added that further details of the BSCITO merger would be announced shortly.
“The Government is keen to reduce the number of industry training organisations from the current 36 to six. We have been proactive in negotiating with a similar and suitable potential partner and will be merging as a single unit from January 1 2013.
“We look forward to working with a wider membership base and using our combined resources to enhance and expand the services we can offer.”