How many students?

LETTER

To Jan Mogford, when asked a direct question (how many students who sat logging courses from January to December 2016 are now employed in forestry?) by Local Forester, please don’t fudge the response by using percentages based on no set figure. If there were 100 students involved then, using your figures, only 15 went on to work in the industry. If there were 30 involved a mere five would have found employment.

Good luck to those who gained employment.

W. Brown

Footnote from EIT Tairawhiti campus manager Jan Mogford:

In 2016, 15 students were enrolled on forestry courses at EIT. Four withdrew, seven did not pass the post-training/pre-employment drug test, two are working in the industry and the other two went to employment in other areas.

To Jan Mogford, when asked a direct question (how many students who sat logging courses from January to December 2016 are now employed in forestry?) by Local Forester, please don’t fudge the response by using percentages based on no set figure. If there were 100 students involved then, using your figures, only 15 went on to work in the industry. If there were 30 involved a mere five would have found employment.

Good luck to those who gained employment.

W. Brown

Footnote from EIT Tairawhiti campus manager Jan Mogford:

In 2016, 15 students were enrolled on forestry courses at EIT. Four withdrew, seven did not pass the post-training/pre-employment drug test, two are working in the industry and the other two went to employment in other areas.

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