In other round-robin matches, the number one seed in the Boys 16s, Seun ‘Nadal’ Ogunsakin, has one leg in the semifinals with easy victories over Mohamed Idris of Abuja 9-2 and Praise Ikueba of Rivers State 9-3.The second seed, Precious Ikueba, twin brother of Praise, is also on course for the semifinals with hard-fought wins against Emmanuel Ameh of Lagos 9-5 and Lucky Danjuma of Abuja 9-6.The round-robin matches are to be completed today with semifinal matches taking place on Saturday. The grand finale will follow on Sunday starting at 13.00 hrs.The Chevron Junior Tennis Invitational Masters taking place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course is being organised by the International Tennis Academy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Two 14 year-olds – Serena Teluwo from Lagos and Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra – who are stepping up to play in the 16 age group showed outstanding skill and promise yesterday in their second round-robin match against the second and third seeds respectively at the Chevron Junior Tennis Invitational Masters taking place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.Teluwo, who blew a 7-2 lead against Peace Obabori in her first round-robin match eventually losing 8-9, came back really focused and determined against Omolade Aderemi, the second seed in the Girls 16 but still went down 6-9 in the pro-set match.Ezeh also pushed the third seed, Favour Moses from Kaduna, hard. The emerging star from Onitsha broke the hard-hitting Moses twice at the beginning but failed to convert her game points to consolidate her lead. Her opponent eventually found her range to win the match 9-5.
The ITA is also a key collaborator in the B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint. Informally known as the McDonald report, delivered on April 29, 2014, the review set out 29 recommendations to strengthen B.C.’s trades training system.The ITA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour, has decided to implement 14 of these recommendations, with the remaining 15 expected to be completed in the next nine months, according to Director of Communications for ITA Susan Kirk.The following are the 14 recommendations from the McDonald report implemented by the ITA:Establishing the Labour Market Priorities BoardReconstituting the ITA BoardCompleting 90 Day Transition PlanTen Sector Advisory Groups being formedIntegrating functions of Industry Training Organizations into ITAAppointing 15 regional Apprenticeship Advisors, including six with Aboriginal focusDissolution of the Trades Training Consortium of B.C. as a Crown agencyIncorporating outcomes-based measures into service planConfirming ITA as a Crown agencyGovernment confirming its own decisions be aligned with targets and reinforcing that every partner has role in meeting targetsRecognizing organized labour in the definition of “industry”ITA eliminating by fiscal year-end holdbacks for courses not delivered by PSIsDeveloping an inventory on partnerships between ITA, PSIs, K-12 system and innovation in the tradesCabinet approving enhanced bid criteria on public sector procurement projects- Advertisement -“One year ago we launched an independent review of the Industry Training Authority to ensure it meets its mandate and reaches the targets and outcomes needed to help British Columbians develop the skills needed to be first in line for jobs,” writes Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. “One year later, the ITA has made significant progress transforming their organization by implementing 14 of the 29 recommendations with the remaining 15 to be completed in the next nine months.”Other accomplishments made by the ITA to improve the trades industry, according to Kirk, include developing and implementing a strategic plan to prepare a skilled and qualified workforce for B.C.’s liquefied natural gas sector titled, An Action Plan for LNG Trades Training; introducing an Industry Relations team to oversee broader sector engagement; and continuing to work with government in developing and establishing a transparent process for making training investment decisions that align with labour market demand targets.The ITA leads and coordinates B.C.’s skilled trades system – working with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards and increase opportunities in the trades.Advertisement