… in brief

first_imgThis month’s news in brief Trailblazers announced Minister for adult skills John Healey has revealed the five trailblazerSector Skills Councils which start work this month. The 72 current NTOs will cease to exist in April, to be replaced by approximately25 larger, more powerful Sector Skills Councils licensed by Government. The”trailblazers” will inform government policy on establishing the fullSSC network and its remit. Among the five is media organisation Skillset, which has had the fullsupport of its profession. “Employers, unions and industry organisationsthrew their weight behind the bid,” said chair of Skillset Bob Nelson. The other four are taken from the land based industries, petrochemicals,retail, apparel, footwear and textile sectors. See Talking Points page 6 and Close up on Skillset’s Kate O’Connor page 33 Behavioural skills win A major behavioural skills programme introduced by Co-operative BankFinancial Advisers has helped it win a National Training Award. “Thetraining programme used language and behaviour profiles, helping advisers tofirstly understand their own natural preferences for processing information andbuilding relationships and secondly those of their clients,” said CBFAtraining and competence manager Marilyn Radford. Development network The best training teams increasingly use “learning” rather than”training” in their title and may involve internal consultancy aswell as training in their remit. This was one of the conclusions reached at theinaugural meeting of the Industrial Society’s Learning and Development Network.A cross-section of the training community with a strong interest in bestpractice, including the participants and winners in last year’s TrainingMagazine TD2001 Award, also discussed how the best organisations communicate asmall number of key priorities throughout the business which in turn provide aframework for training. The next meeting of the Network is on 30 January. For more informationcontact the Industrial Society’s Julie Amber on 020-7479 1000. Comments are closed. … in briefOn 1 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *