Training

This
week’s training news.

Post
Office develops e-learning

The
Post Office is linking with training provider FutureMedia to deliver e-learning
training to 6,000 staff over the next six months. During the first six months,
e-learning projects will include post office induction training, generic IT
skills training and marketing skills. From the initial contract, the Post
Office wants to expand e-learning to all 200,000 staff. Employees will have
personalised learning accounts which the HR department can use to monitor
development.  www.postoffice.co.uk

Shortage
of IT engineers addressed

The
Internet industry is joining university academics to launch an initiative to
tackle the shortage of skilled IT engineers. The London Internet Exchange is
putting an Internet skills module into engineering syllabuses and arranging
work experience placements for graduates with its ISP members Linx claims there
will be a shortage of 80,000 IT engineers by 2002.  www.linx.net

Nacett
makes final appeal to Government

In
its final letter to the Government before it is abolished at the end of this
month, the employer-led training body Nacett is calling for  a single set of learning targets in 2003.
This would cover all age groups and academic and vocational routes.  www.nacett.co.uk

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