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.