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What are we?

April 22, 2009


One of the reasons that ITOs came into existence was due to the impression that polytechnics were out of touch with industry. And here we are, a decade or so later, and we still hear that polytechnics are out of touch. 

So let us examine this.  I know from my experience that ITO based training is not necessarily better than polytechnic education – note the deliberate use of the words training and education.  Polytechnics have significant overheads – academic boards, compliance, administration, and buildings, which sometimes simply make us a more expensive option.