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April 2006

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28/04/06
Union initiative provides learning for retail staff
Retail union Usdaw is offering shop staff around Scarborough the chance to join a union learning drive offering discount courses designed to boost basic skills.

28/04/06
Training firm managers LEAD the way
Two managers of training businesses in the North West have graduated from Lancaster University's LEAD programme for SMEs.

28/04/06
New board appointment at Creative & Cultural Skills
Creative & Cultural Skills, the Sector Skills Council for the creative industries, has appointed Tess Alps, Chairman of PHD Group UK, to their UK-wide Board of Trustees.

27/04/06
British Computer Society launches IT Job Describer
The British Computer Society (BCS) has launched a new system that aims to help employers enhance and raise standards within their IT teams.

27/04/06
Time short in search for customer service training stars
The deadline for nominating 'Trainer of the Year' and 'Training Team of the Year' in the National Customer Service Awards 2006 is fast approaching.

27/04/06
Skill Boosters to launch new training division
Skill Boosters is to launch a new face-to-face training division called Skill Boosters LIVE. The first courses are expected this summer on topics relating to diversity in the workplace.

26/04/06
AHG re-brands conference and training business
The Alternative Hotel Group (AHG) has announced major changes to its conference, meetings and training business. Initial Style Conferences, which AHG acquired in December 05, will now be known as Verve Venues, carrying the strap line 'Beautiful Places - Inspiring Spaces'.

26/04/06
National occupational qualifications for retail launched
Skillsmart Retail, the retail Sector Skills Council, has announced that its new national occupational qualifications will be available from September 2006.

25/04/06
National grid awarded BLA Quality Mark
National Grid has been awarded the British Learning Association's Quality Mark for their learning centre operation in Warwick.

25/04/06
Trainer1 becomes Raptivity reseller
e-Learning company Trainer1 has become a reseller in the UK and Europe for Raptivity.

25/04/06
Socitm launches new short courses programme
Socitm, the public sector ICT managers' association, has unveiled its new short courses programme.

24/04/06
Microsoft reports over 2200 certified on Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Business Solutions has announced that it has certified over 2200 new consultants on Microsoft Dynamics across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the past nine months.

24/04/06
SEMTA appoints new Chair
Sir Alan Jones of Toyota has been appointed as the new Chair of SEMTA, the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

21/04/06
FSSC seeks views on foundation degrees
The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has launched a consultation process to seek the views of the industry on its new foundation degree framework for financial services.

21/04/06
Regional finalists go to national business awards
Twenty regional finalists have been selected from hundreds of candidates to compete for the title of 'The City & Guilds Employer of the Year' category of the National Business Awards.

20/04/06
Digitalife launches diversity training programme
Bradford based enterprise organisation Digitalife has launched a new diversity training course.

20/04/06
Asset Skills publishes skills needs analysis
Asset Skills, the Sector Skills Council for the cleaning, property, housing and facilities management industries, has published a skills needs analysis for the sector.

19/04/06
Skill shortages biggest HR headache in 2006, says survey
The Ken Blanchard Companies’ 2006 annual corporate issues survey suggests a growing skills shortage is a problem HR departments must address urgently this year.

18/04/06
Shell selects Cranfield as partner in global programme
Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Cranfield School of Management as one of four university learning partners for its global Project Academy.

18/04/06
SGS offers IQA distance learning courses
SGS UK is now offering Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA) Certificate and Diploma courses via distance learning.

13/04/06
BCS releases version 3 of SFIAplus
The British Computer Society (BCS) has updated its skills, training and development standard SFIAplus to bring it in line with the government backed Skills Framework for the Information Age.

13/04/06
Skills for Logistics receives research funding
Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, has been awarded funding of up to £100,000 from the Department for Transport to investigate workforce diversity and the current state of training provision for the logistics industry.

13/04/06
Open University commissions radio dramas
The Open University has commissioned a series of three interconnecting afternoon plays on BBC Radio 4 looking at the impact of communication and technology on our lives.

12/04/06
Over £500,000 for union learning projects in Wales
The Welsh education minister Jane Davidson announced yesterday that 6 new projects are to receive £524,000 in the latest round of the Wales Union Learning Fund.

12/04/06
Online sales training aimed at professional firms
Professional service suppliers such as lawyers, engineers, and even private medical practices will have to start selling themselves more professionally if they are to survive in today's increasingly competitive market place, according to training firm Sales 101.

12/04/06
CMPi buys National Venue Show
CMP Information, owners of International Confex and Conference Blue & Green, has bought The National Venue Show. The exhibition features a wide variety of venues offering facilities for conferences, training events, team-building activities and meetings.

11/04/06
New diversity training programme launched
The University of Nottingham has launched a new training programme that aims to help Health professionals develop the skills to communicate and deliver care more effectively with ethnic minority groups.

11/04/06
Third Eye offers 360° appraisals online
Third Eye Resolutions has launched a new website that allows businesses and individuals to buy 360° appraisals 'off the shelf'.

11/04/06
Redtray launches translation service
Education and training company Redtray has launched a new division called Redtray translate. The new division provides Redtray's clients with translation and localisation services.

10/04/06
Incentive aims to increase trainer accreditations
The Training Foundation has joined forces with the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) in an arrangement designed to increase the number of applicants seeking FSSC Recognised Trainer status by making the recognition process more affordable.

10/04/06
Chief executives urged 'to work for the greater good'
Chief executives should get more involved in the nation's drive to boost skills, setting aside fears that working for the greater good helps competitors, said Paul Wilkinson, chairman of Improve, the food and drink Sector Skills Council.

07/04/06
CIPD to make changes to major events from 2007
The two largest events organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) are both set to undergo changes in 2007, it was announced yesterday.

07/04/06
Proskills launches in Scotland
Allan Wilson MSP, deputy minister for enterprise and lifelong learning, attended the recent launch in Scotland of Proskills, Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing industries.

06/04/06
College opts for Enterprise Study from BroadSkill
BroadSkill this week marked six months of operation of the first implementation of Enterprise Study Platform (ESP) in an academic institution.

06/04/06
Seminar discusses effective culture change
Ben Bryant, from London Business School, will discuss how leaders' actions can make or break effective cultural change later today at HRD 2006, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) annual learning and development conference and exhibition.

06/04/06
Nominations open for 2006 Skills for Care awards
Skills for Care is seeking nominations for this year's Accolades, the award scheme designed to celebrate best practice in social care workforce development.

05/04/06
Partners share online learning services
Ashridge Business School and Academee have entered into a partnership to combine and share their online learning services with the clients of both organisations.

05/04/06
Sector Skills Agreement to commence 10 months early
Creative and Cultural Skills' plans for its Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) were approved this week, ten months before they were originally scheduled to do so.

05/04/06
Litter laws lame without training, says charity
Charity Keep Britain Tidy has heralded new anti-litter laws as, "the biggest breakthrough in tidying up our nation in over a decade". It wants a full programme of training and a nationally recognised standard for all those bringing offenders to book.

04/04/06
UK’s skills competition bid sealed with Hope
Skills minister Phil Hope put the seal on the UK’s bid to host the WorldSkills 2011 competition, by formally posting the bid from the House of Commons Post Office late last week to David Hoey, WorldSkills secretary general in the Netherlands.

04/04/06
Institute of IT Training announces conference line-up
The Institute of IT Training has announced the programme for its National Trainers' Conference.

04/04/06
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03/04/06
Portal wins public sector e-HR award
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Futuremedia have won the Public Sector People Management Association 2006 Award for the best e-HR programme for the Prosecution College.

03/04/06
Customer care training project unveiled
Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, has unveiled its 'Experience Counts' project.

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