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IT Training Awards 2008 Shortlist


The Institute of IT Training has announced the shortlist for its 2008 awards.

Now in their 12th year, the awards aim to recognise and celebrate outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence across the IT Training industry.

The Colin Corder Lifetime Achievement Award, will also be presented to the person who is judged to have made a significant and lasting contribution to the IT Training industry. The awards are held in London on 7 February.

Colin Steed, chief executive of the Institute of IT Training, said: "Many of the submissions received this year were of a particularly high standard making the judging process a very exciting prospect for those involved. Again, we are looking forward to celebrating those companies and individuals that have proven to be the best in the industry."

The shortlist is as follows:
Training Company of the Year
• Oracle University
• Global Knowledge Network (UK) Ltd
• Toolwire Inc
• Happy Computers
• Verridian plc
• Firebrand Training Ltd

Training Department of the Year
• Atkins plc
• Miller Homes
• Cadbury Schweppes
• BUPA Business Technology Training

Training Department of the Year (Public Sector)
• Worcestershire County Council
• The Houses of Parliament
• HM Prison Service
• University of Leeds IT Training Unit
• Manchester Primary Care Trust
• West Sussex County Council

External Training Project of the Year
• Quasar
• Afiniti
• Watsonia Publishing Ltd
• Saffron Interactive
• Assima DACG

Internal Training Project of the Year
• HM Prison Service
• London School of Economics and Political Science
• BUPA Business Technology Training
• Cadbury Schweppes
• Environment Agency, Corporate Information Services
• National Leadership & Innovations Agency for Healthcare

e-Learning Project of the Year
• Cadbury Schweppes
• Line Communications
• Saffron Interactive
• Tata Interactive
• Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
• Aptech

Staff Development Programme of the Year
• Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
• Fujitsu

Training Manager of the Year
• Jacqui Rayner
• Di Morgan-Rawes
• Sean Turnbull
• Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Trainer of the Year
• David S Wright
• Matt Leaver
• Sarah Briscoe
• Kerry Baker
• Richard Butler

Freelance Trainer of the Year
• David King
• Ryan Thompson
• Stuart Latham

The annual charity auction in aid of ChildLine will also take place at the awards evening. In 2007, enough money was raised to take the total contribution to just over £100,000.


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