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

Curious Incident Sets West End Closing Date

first_img After an “A*” run in London of nearly five years, the Tony and Olivier-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will shutter on June 3, 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre. A tour of the U.K. and Ireland is set to kick off in January 2017 and a North American tour will continue until September 2017.Directed by Marianne Elliott and adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens, at time of closing the show will have played over 1,600 performances and been seen by over one million people in London, and almost two and a half million people worldwide. The original production opened at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in September 2012, and transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013 before moving to the Gielgud Theatre in July 2014. Curious Incident ran at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre in New York from September 2014 until September 2016.The show tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain; and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He sets out to solve a mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog, but his detective work takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.The West End cast currently includes Joseph Ayre as Christopher Boone, with Jo Castleton as his teacher Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Sarah Stanley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Amanda Posener as Mrs Shears, Ross Waiton as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr. Thompson, Gemma Knight Jones as No.40/Punk Girl, David Nellist as Reverend Peters and Thomas Dennis as the alternate Christopher. View Comments Jo Castleton & Joseph Ayre in ‘The Curious Incident'(Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg)last_img read more

MEETEX once again brings together Croatian providers and foreign buyers from the world of business tourism

first_imgThe second edition of the Croatian Meeting Experience Summit, organized by the Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionals and the company Innovative Events, will be held from March 9-11 in Zagreb. MEETEX, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, will bring together 66 Croatian providers and 70 buyers from the business tourism segment, mostly from European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Great Britain, USA). Also, foreign buyers were offered several inspection trips to get to know the destination in more detail. This is MEETEX’s cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board and the system of local tourist boards in order to get to know the destination better. Before MEETEX, two groups toured Istria and Kvarner as well as Zagreb, and after MEETEX, the other two groups will get to know the offer of Šibenik-Knin and Split-Dalmatia counties. In this way, foreign customers can personally see a part of the rich Croatian offer in the segment of business tourism. Source and photo: MEETEX Over 1200 business meetings were arranged over two working days. In addition to the working part of the program, the participants have at their disposal informal socializing, through which they get to know each other better and experience Zagreb and Croatia as a high-quality destination for business tourism. Croatia, as the leading congress-incentive destination in this part of Europe, certainly has something to offer to international buyers and organizers of business events, so MEETEX is becoming a traditional place for such business meetings.last_img read more