This week’s training newsAccolade for RAF RAF Marham has become the first RAF station to gain the British Associationfor Open Learning quality mark for its learning centre. The centre was launchedin 1999 following a strategic defence review. It was set up to stimulate demandfor lifelong learning and promote access to high quality learningopportunities. www.baol.co.ukDrama in store Nearly 200 staff at Harrods have attended role-playing, drama-based trainingcourses to improve skills. A group of professional actors from learning companySteps helped managers improve presentation techniques by looking at areas suchas body language and voice projection. Staff from the menswear department alsohad the drama-based training to improve customer service. www.stepsdrama.comITenthuses pupils A pilot scheme launched to help reduce skills shortages in the IT sector andtackle unemployment rates is proving successful according to preliminaryresearch. The e-skills4industry initiative is being used to train 30sixthformers from three schools in Tower Hamlets, London. After the first term the retention rate for the scheme is 80 per cent andthe students have already increased skills and knowledge. If the 14-monthinitiative is successful it will be rolled out nationally from 2003. www.e-skills4industry.orgSafety is innovative Software firm Cognisco has won the DTI Smart award for innovation, followingthe success of its accident prevention system. The internet-based softwareenables companies to determine levels of staff awareness of safety procedures.Businesses can then identify the risk and take the required action.Organisations using Cognisco software include Shell, Ford, Heinz, BT, Interbrewand Subaru. www.cognisco.comOnline in Uganda Up to 800 people in Uganda will be able to take advantage of online trainingfollowing the launch of a community information technology centre in Kampala.The unit was opened by the Pan African Development Education and Advocacycentre and includes two IT trainers from UK-based Happy Computers. The ITspecialists will coach the local trainers in a range of software packages. www.happy.co.ukWork links to council The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has launched the Head Starttraining initiative to help young people into the workforce. Seven teenagershave been selected and it includes a year’s work experience and an NVQ2qualification in administration. After the year is up trainees will beencouraged to apply for vacancies within the council. www.rbkc.gov.uk Comments are closed. TrainingOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.