ics supplies are cheap and readily available, so there are plenty of kids who need them.
But they are also becoming more and more difficult to find.
The ics Education department is taking steps to tackle this, with an all-inclusive school supply initiative.
ics Chief Executive Officer John Frew said ics is working to find more suitable supplies, with a range of different products for different needs, for children aged 6 to 12.
He said a new online store for ics products was launching next month.
It includes a range for children up to 12, including a range ics kids books and ics toys.
Mr Frew also revealed ics would be launching a range in the spring, with more ics sets to follow.
“The school supplies are available for free and it’s a great opportunity for kids to have something that is easy to use, inexpensive, and it will help them to focus more on academics,” Mr Frew told News24.
There are currently 6,000 ics kits available to schools in NSW.
He explained ics will also be releasing more ICS kits online in the coming months.
The new online shop will also feature ics stickers, school supplies and ICS accessories.
In its first year, ics had just over 7,000 items in stock.
With a $10 million injection of $5 million, ices will be able to stock an additional 40,000 products.
“Our aim is to have at least 20,000 new products in stock, with the remaining stock to be rolled out in 2019,” Mr Henshaw said.
But with so many products already in stock it is a tough task.
ICS currently has 1,000 staff, with most ics workers on holiday.
If that number drops to less than 1,600 then ics could be forced to lay people off.
However, Mr Heng said ices staff had no choice but to continue with the work they were doing.
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