first_imgTrainingOn 22 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today This week’s training newRetail benefits Almost 300 young retail staff benefited from Modern Apprenticeship schemeslast year. The schemes, provided by TTC and NTP training, allow staff to beassessed in the workplace with time away from the job kept to a minimum.Employers’ costs are also kept down because courses for 16-24 year-olds aregovernment funded. officers Manufacturer Sash UK has appointed two full-time training officers to helpprovide the firm with a multi-skilled workforce. The company, which makes andinstalls windows, doors and conservatories, has also introduced a detailedtraining matrix to identify specific needs for individual personnel. As part ofthe programme, 14 employees have qualified for a specialist NVQ after 18 monthsof training, which combined key skills with hands-on experience.  www.sashuk.comLaw firms keep up A survey by the Legal Education and Training Group (LETG) finds that lawfirms have continued to carry out training during the economic slowdown. The LETGtold its 140 members that legal firms have not cut investment in training overthe past 12 months. However the annual survey, carried out by charteredaccountants MacIntyre Hudson, reveals many companies didn’t have the detailedinformation needed to assess training effectiveness. online Businesses and individuals are being urged to acquire new skills onlinethrough the new Learndirect system. The site offers the opportunity to learn orrefresh skills via a computer to suit the time available. It hopes to encouragepeople to become involved with lifelong learning and is designed to boost thecompetitiveness of organisations. progress Section heads at Peacocks Medical are among the latest to benefit frompersonal productivity training by the Automotive Sector Strategic Alliance(ASSA). The programme is designed to help companies in the manufacturing sectorimprove productivity by giving employees a greater knowledge of how other industriesoperate. for Carlisle Cumbria Credits, a company which helped bring new skills to Carlisle, hasbeen awarded a National Training Award. The company began opening learningcentres and offering careers advice across the county in 1996 and has sincehelped train 6,500 people to NVQ standard. The training programmes, principallyfunded through the single regeneration budget, were praised for adding to theskills base. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more