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TrainingZONE LearningWire #158 – Training Solutions preview, H.O.T. conference


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 158
25 June 2001

RESOURCES: Take your training services online
NEWS and INFORMATION: Queen's speech gives education a priority
WORK OPPORTUNITIES: In-depth focus on this week's top vacancies
COMMUNITY FEATURES: IT Trainers Discussion Forum

*****LearningWire is sponsored by the H.O.T. conference*****

Editor's note

So You Think You Know About Training and Staff Development? We
invite you to try our new 60-second self-assessment exercise.

Just answer five quick questions using our simple scoring system:
Definitely yes (Score 3) Probably (Score 2) Not sure (Score 1)
No (Score 0):

Qu 1: Do you know how your local Learning and Skills Council will
impact on your work?
Qu 2: Do you know how to start delivering your existing training
and coaching and consulting services through an online medium?
Qu 3: Have you used at least three new training techniques in the
past year?
Qu 4: Can you assess the return-on-investment from training?
Qu 5: Have your already completed at least three days of CPD in

If you scored 8 or less, then you're at serious risk of getting
left behind. The solution? Come to the Training Solutions Show
and the H.O.T. conference at the NEC this week and you'll find
some answers and bring yourself up-to-speed. Your competitors
will be there - make sure you are!

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Training Solutions 2001 previewed

H.O.T. interview: Mary Benwell, University for Industry

H.O.T. interview: Jim Flood, COROUS

Queen's speech gives education a priority

Lguide picks best in class for online learning

Who's responsible in the DfES?

EmpNTO seeks feedback on qualification structure

Want to get your products and services noticed? Get them
showcased in front of 32,000 training professionals here on
TrainingZONE. For more information about promoting your
training, see

Hot vacancies to match the weather this week!

- Recruitment Advisors needed to interview new and existing
learner support workers, classify their current knowledge and
experience and formulate training plans. Vacancies in Newcastle,
Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge, London,
Guildford, Bristol, to 24k + bons, 9 month contracts.

- e-learning Network Performance Development Manager required to
support an e-learning network by developing processes to improve
business performance of learning centres, to 29k, based Sheffield.

Soft Skills Trainer wanted to design and deliver premium quality
soft skills training and development and manage client
relationships and repeat business, Salary neg. + bens, based
Marlow, Bucks.

For details of other quality positions like these, see

Will you be at the NEC from June 26-28? You'd be mad to miss the
H.O.T.test event of the year!


This week's workshop session is given over to our regular IT
Trainers Discussion Forum. Come along and share your
experiences this Tuesday at 13:00 BST.

Read the transcript of last week's online workshop, held on the
subject of getting your training accredited at

Any Answers
The place for you to go to get those tricky questions answered!

A selection of questions posted this week:
- Sue Nunan seeks help with developing a feasibility study for
- Suzanne Poulter needs suggestions for additions to an
electronic library
- Sarah Woolley asks if anyone has been involved with a Business
Driven Action Learning programme

Thanks to Brian Goredema-Braid, Gareth Pugh and Perry Mayer, who
were among those sharing the benefit of their expertise this

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