New Zealand’s privately owned commercial cleaning company CrestClean had its new workforce training and assessment program approved by Industry Training Organisation (ITO) Careeforce, announced a 13 October press release.
‘CrestClean’s training through Master Cleaners Training Institute, previously approved by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), now also meets the requirements of Careerforce validation for 36 credits towards NZQA National Certificate in Cleaning and Caretaking’, stated the release. ‘Backed by CrestClean, Master Cleaners Training Institute and Careerforce will continue to work together to achieve the required 45 credits’.
“New Zealand’s $1 billion commercial cleaning industry has desperately needed support by way of formalised, taskbased training for the thousands of people who work in the cleaning industry,” said Grant McLauchlan, managing director of CrestClean. “A well-trained workforce is a safe workforce, which will improve health and safety conditions for all New Zealanders who rely on commercial cleaning services.
“The Careerforce validation gives Master Cleaners Training Institute even more merit in the industry and means that businesses can have even greater confidence that the personnel working in their buildings and offices have been fully trained and are providing quality cleaning services that meet the approved standards,” said McLauchlan.
To achieve the validation, Master Cleaners Training Institute demonstrated that it provides quality education for students that meets the requirements as set out in the qualification and the Education Act 1989, stated the release. Careerforce will provide ongoing moderation of the training program, in conjunction with annual audits that are performed by BICSc.