Energy company bids to generate online learning

is providing its 15,000 employees and their families with access to online
learning in their homes.

initiative, which uses NetG’s hosted online learning service, is the result of
a partnership between the company and its trade unions.

was rolled out company-wide following a 12-month pilot scheme, which gave more
than 300 employees free access to online learning at home.

and their families can choose from a wide range of courses which include IT
skills, and business and professional development skills such as finance,
marketing, communication and leadership.

HR director Steve Dunn said the scheme would benefit remote staff such as meter
readers who find it hard to access the firm’s onsite learning centres.

learning is a natural extension of our open learning initiative," he said.
"Since 1993, we have endeavoured to use technology to enhance and broaden
access to learning. I believe this initiative will enrich the employment
experience and provide valuable development opportunities to ScottishPower
employees and their families."

McKelvie, director of ScottishPower Learning, said the scheme was part of the
company’s commitment to investing in the skills of local people.

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