Training news: DfEE looks to the future on telecoms training

The Department for Education and Employment has called for
contributions to its consultation on the future of a national training
organisation for the telecoms sector. This follows last November’s announcement
that NTO was to be placed into administration following the collapse
of a training provider contracted to it. Consultation documents should be
returned by 30 March.


New OUBS course for health and social care

The Open University Business School has designed a course
specifically for managers in health and social care organisations. The new
professional certificate in management (B630) is comprised of four modules.
OUBS has produced part of the course material in consultation with the
Department of Health and the Institute of Management. The courses run from
February 2001.

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Government cash to aid employers

The Government is offering employers “golden hellos’’of up
to £2,300 in a bid to recruit long-term unemployed people from deprived areas.
David Blunkett, the Education and Employment secretary announced the scheme
“Recruit” as part of a package of employment measures designed to meet the
recruitment needs of employers.

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