This week’s training news

Incentive for engineers

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board has launched three
major initiatives to help increase training investment in the sector. A £1.9m
training scheme, part-funded by the European Social Fund, will train previously
unemployed people in Scotland to SVQ3 level. The shortage of technical and
engineering skills will be addressed through a £500,000 investment programme,
while another £500,000 will be used to deliver a skills competency model for
the industry. These are in addition to schemes already running, bringing
investment to £40m.

Freight training launch

The British International Freight Association has launched a multi-model
training programme of short courses for the industry. The scheme has three
levels, from an introductory module to advanced subjects for senior managers,
directors and specialists in the field.

Arriva drives for values

Arriva is using a new process called ‘Working with others’ to direct and
record the performance of its senior managers. The scheme is designed to ensure
managers work within a common framework, aligned to the public transport
provider’s brand values. It combines elements, including training needs, past
performance and personal development plans in a single document. The scheme is
being rolled out across the company and will eventually be used by 250

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