This week’s training news

series to widen Web knowledge

learning company Xebec McGraw-Hill has scheduled seven different workshops in
2001, providing practical tips for trainers on how to introduce, maximise and
administer e-learning, using web-based technologies and learning resource
centres. The latest series will be delivered in Birmingham, Manchester and


University pushes for more women in business

University Business School (LUBS) has increased the proportion of women
students on its full-time MBA programme. This year’s class of 93 students
includes 38 women, an increase of 2 per cent over 1999-2000. Less than 30 per
cent of students on courses at many business schools are women. John Hillard,
director of postgraduate programmes at LUBS, said, “We are pleased to achieve
such a balanced class which reflects the growing internationalisation of


Plan to help fill qualifications gap in construction

interior specialist sector launched an ambitious training plan last week to
address the construction industry’s need for a qualified workforce. Driven by
the National Interiors Training Committee and supported by the Construction
Industry Training Board, the plan proposes that 5,400 suspended ceiling fixers
and re-locatable partitioning fixers will be accredited or under training by
2003. This will deliver a qualified workforce of 16,000 fixers by 2005.


Top provider answers demand for IT courses

QA, the
UK’s largest IT training provider, has launched 14 new courses in
communications technologies training over the past year. According to the
company, the demand for courses is largely due to the rapid growth in IP and
wireless technologies, together with changes in telecoms regulations and the
allocation and licensing of additional radio spectrum. As a result QA is
rebranding its voice, data and mobile communications training business to QA

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