Industry Training Advisory Committees (ITACs) or Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee (CITAC), consisting of representatives of employers, employees, professional bodies and regulatory bodies of the relevant industries, have been set up by the EDB on industry or sector basis to serve as a platform for stakeholders to put the QF into implementation and to exchange views on the training needs and manpower development for respective industries or sectors.
The primary task of ITACs/CITAC is to draw up competency standards in respect of key functional areas of the industries concerned (referred to as the Specification of Competency Standards (SCS)). ITACs/CITAC will also advise the Government on the development of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism in respective industries to recognise the experiences and competencies acquired by practitioners at the workplace. Furthermore, ITACs/CITAC are key players in promoting QF in the industry sector.
As at October 2016, a total of 21 ITACs/CITAC have been established.