Trainers back ‘pioneers’ of new institute

Trainers have backed the decision of a group of training experts to set up
their own institute.

Last week Personnel Today reported on the creation of the Institute of
Training and Occupational Learning to give trainers professional clout and
represent their interests separately from those of personnel managers.

Letters to Personnel Today have shown that many training professionals back
the move. Del Hunter, director of SSR Group Services, said the founders of ITOL
should be described as pioneers rather than rebels.

John Pembridge-Hore of Infoteam Managed Services said the training industry
needed an institute that covered all areas of people development and
organisation change.

Meanwhile ITOL’s director Jeffrey Brookes said he has been
"swamped" with interest in the past week.

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