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Wrexham Council to close decades old ITeC with 80 word reason given after ‘Part 2’ secret debate

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 13th, 2018.

Wrexham Council’s Executive Board have decided to close the long running ITeC service, based out of Whitegate Industrial Estate since it’s inception.

The ITeC team provide service and expertise in work based learning in Wrexham, with the centre being established in 1983 as a ‘flagship’ non-profit making organisation with the prime purpose of supporting the economic infrastructure of the area.

The decision has become public to those who look at the Executive Board agenda and decisions listing for Tuesday’s meeting, which was updated (we think) some point yesterday. We can’t find any other reference to the decision being made.

Prior to the meeting the only public information was the agenda item that read: “Work Based Learning Options. To consider the report of the Lead Member for People – Education.”

That report was held in the ‘Part 2’ secret section of the meeting where the public are asked to leave the chamber, and webcasting is turned off. Part 2 sections of meetings are common if commercially sensitive issues, or those that have staffing implications are discussed. On occasion some elements of the debate are kept public, with the sensitive debate taking place behind closed doors.

The full public information on what the report contained, what the debate entailed. The full reasoning for the closure outcome is displayed below. There is no further public information.

It appears staff were made aware early yesterday morning.

Although there is no detail provided, we are told the centre will close by 31st December this year.




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