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LearningWire #183


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 183
17 December 2001

Christmas evaluation for freelancers
...vocational skills sector losing out...ILA latest...

Editor's note

In this penultimate editorial of this year, here's a quick
taster of what you can expect on TrainingZONE in early 2002:

- EvaluationZone - an unique online development programme
launching on 7 January
- CPD Business School launch a new way to accredit your training
- An in-depth survey looking at the role of training
professionals in 2002
- A specialist area devoted to coaching and mentoring
- Dedicated features around the key HRD events of 2002
- Special services for profiled members

Look out for a special preview wire giving details of all the
forthcoming features in EvaluationZone, launching 7 January 2002.
Don't miss it!

In need of some Christmas cheer in the meantime? Enter our
Christmas quiz for the chance to win christmas pudding,
chocolates and wine. Competition closes Tuesday 18 December at
17:00 GMT, so be quick!

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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News and features round-up from this week:

National Training Awards - special award winners announced

Government ignored warning about ILAs, allege training providers

New R & D centre to drive adult basic skills improvement

Vocational skills sector still losing out to HE, says IPPR

New summary of training resources for SMEs

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EvaluationZone - free workshop, Thursday 10 January 2002
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