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IT Trainers Newswire #35 – more women into IT, e-learning for basic IT skills…


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 35
06 February 2002


REFERENCE: Get clued up about your clients' needs
NEWS and FEATURES: Government fund to bring more women into IT
COMMUNITY FEATURES: E-learning, a proper means for teaching
basic IT skills?

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Editor's Note

Good news for women in the IT industry! The Government is
offering IT organisations a share of GBP1m, aimed to provide free
consultancy advice for organisations to make the workplace more
attractive for women. The fund is open to all employers in
England and Scotland. Successful applicants will receive free
advice from specialist consultants to support them in developing
and implementing work-life balance policies and practices.
The deadline for applications is Friday 8th March 2002.

Corporate Learning
Editors, IT Training News

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Fund to bring more women into IT industry
Trade and Industry Secretary will be offering IT organisations a
share of GBP1m in order to encourage workplaces to be more
attractive to women.

Top ten computer 'strikes' for January 2002
MessageLabs, a provider of Internet-level managed e-mail
security services, have released a list of those unmentionable
problems which strike many computers...

E-auctions at Sotheby's
The latest new age product to hit the market this year will be
the portable PC you wear on your head!

Microsoft will NOT release security-specific certification
Ever since Bill Gates issued a memo about trustworthy computing,
questions have been raised with regards to whether Microsoft will
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Any Answers
Top IT questions being asked by TrainingZONE members this month,
can you help with their questions?

Allan Gullick is training to identify resources on the Internet
about appraisal systems. Can you help?

Ann Marie McKenna would like any tips on how to identify general
needs of staff teams/individuals?

Is self-paced e-learning a proper means for teaching basic IT
skills? Asks Teresa Liu.

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