first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 7 Aug 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s training newsLearning from errors Making mistakes is one of the best ways of learning online, according toresearch by IT training consultancy Happy Computers. A survey of 400 trainingprofessionals found that 89 per cent say the ability to experiment and learnfrom errors is the most vital factor in e-learning. The least important methodof online learning is seen as the classroom, with 63 per cent citing it asuseful. centre courses The British Safety Council has developed a Safety and Ergonomics in Call Centrescourse to improve the working environment of call centres. The one-day courseis being held at the council’s training centre in Chiswick in September. Itcovers musculoskeletal disorders, job design, risk assessment, ergonomics andsafety training needs. names centres Education and Skills secretary Estelle Morris has announced the location ofthe first 16 centres of vocational excellence. They are based in collegesacross the UK and will cover subjects including computing, construction,catering and childcare. The Government will provide £100m over three years tohelp transform colleges into centres of excellence. to compute Over 50 Youth Hostel Association staff have passed aninternationally-recognised computer course, a year since it was introduced inthe north-west of England. The European Computer Driving Licence will enablestaff to use the YHA’s new computerised booking system. with skills Furniture manufacturer Silentnight has taken on 14 employees through aninnovative project run by the Automotive Sector Strategic Alliance and theEmployment Service. The Sunderland-based firm has put the new staff to work onassembly lines. The 26-week Assa programme develops trainees to enable them tofind work in the local automotive and manufacturing sectors. slams reps move The Engineering Employers’ Federation has hit out at government plans tointroduce statutory rights for learning representatives in the workplace. Theemployers’ body says it is a direct breach of the principle of “betterregulation” set out by the Government. The EEF says the move will be aburden on business, undermine voluntary relationships and encourageconfrontation.

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