A Wellington employment training centre has had its Government contract abruptly pulled because it did not focus on placing people in the hospitality, aged care and call centre sectors.
The Newtown-based Bowerman School is seeking a review after it was forced to close last week – a day after the Ministry of Social Development informed chief executive Sue Bowerman it’s contract would not be renewed.
In two separate letters, the Ministry told Bowerman her programme had “no evidence of extensive links with employers” and was “not industry specific”.
It praised the company as having “good relationship management” practices, but said a different provider had been chosen and was “judged to provide greater value for money, due to more relevant experience and evidence demonstrated”.
Sounds like National’s fundraising for the election campaign has kicked into gear.