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TrainingZONE LearningWire #143 – Interaction interview, events and courses directory milestone, webwatching…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 143
12 March 2001


1. RESOURCES: Events and courses directory reaches a milestone
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Interview of the month: Interaction
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: IT and 'soft skills' trainers needed
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Watching the web...


Editor's note
There were no big surprises in the budget for those involved in
workplace learning last week - given that the Department for
Education and Employment seems to make an announcement regarding
funding for a new project or initiative every month, it's probably
already rushed off its feet with plans. What we did get was yet more
money for the New Deal and Modern Apprenticeships, with a suggestion
that the government is willing (but not committed) to explore the
idea of a new tax credit for training. The government remains
convinced that New Deal is achieving its targets, while independent
research is underway to examine the scheme closely. For all the new
announcements, TrainingZONE would like to see more research like this
to establish whether these sums of money are being directed to the
right places.

Stephanie Phillips
mailto:[email protected]

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Courses and events directory reaches milestone
Last week, HR Team UK Ltd added the 1,000th individual event to
the TrainingZONE Courses and Events Directory. Find out why they
think the directory is useful to them as training providers, and
how you can add your own courses and events - for free!

Regular newswire for IT trainers - completely free!
How to stay up-to-date in the fast moving world of IT Training,
without lifting a finger - we'll bring the latest news to you!

How to: Create a meaningful Induction Programme
This advice page looks at some suggestions for making sure a new
member of staff gets off on the best possible footing by
developing an effective induction process.

Support Comic Relief - vote for your Big Brother winner
Who do you want to win Celebrity Big Brother? Say "Pants to
Poverty" and join us in supporting Comic Relief.

MARCHMONT CONFERENCE - 'The e-Learning Age', March 29th, London.
The e-Learning Age will explore the forces driving e-learning,
the potential of technologies for developing new, learner-centred
approaches and implications for suppliers of learning. Speakers
include: Bob Fryer, Chris Humphries, Lord Stevenson, Tim O'Shea.
For full details see:

All the information you need to keep up-to-date is at

Budget news: how will it affect workplace learning?
A summary of the Chancellor's announcements yesterday which are
likely to have an impact on learning in the workplace.

Interview of the month: Richard Emerson, MD, Interaction
Bristol-based Interaction Development and Learning Consultancy
Ltd's work is rooted firmly in the theory of experiential
learning. We spoke to Managing Director Richard Emerson, who co-
founded the company in 1993, about what's involved with
developing individuals using this approach.

Advertising on the Internet - beyond the hype
Internet advertising seems a shady world. We've all seen those
flashing banners that appear on the top of many a website, but
does it work? You'd be surprised...

Spring may be on the way, but it's getting HOT on TrainingZONE
already as we finalise details for the Hands on Training
(H.O.T.) Conference 2001. Find out who's speaking, programme
information and how to book at

Government Watch: UK online centres, Learning Partnerships
The latest in a monthly series of updates on learning-related
government initiatives.

NHS audit finds big discrepancies in training available to staff
Two new reports published by the National Audit Office and the
Audit Commission last week find that there are big variations in
provision for training in the NHS around the country.


This week's top vacancies include:
- ICT Training Associates, North London/UK-wide, salary neg.
- Soft Skills Trainer, UK-wide, salary neg.

Get the full details of these and other new positions posted this
week at

We watch the web for you on a regular basis to track down
interesting training-related sites and report on developments in
existing ones. Below are a couple of recent examples - to read
more, see

New website launched by DfEE, but haven't we seen it before?
More web fun and games from the DfEE....a new website has been
launched with the aim of giving "instant online access to 800,000
job and training opportunities across Britain", but some of it
looks remarkably familiar...

TrainingZONE brings it to you first!
When we reviewed academic website Boxmind in October, we didn't
realise it would take the newspapers so long to catch up!

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