Going for training gold

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11 public and private sector organisations were honoured for achieving exceptional standards in staff development at the third annual Training in Business Awards, held at the Hotel de France.

old, silver and bronze awards, together with vouchers worth £1,500, £1,000 and £500 respectively went to the winners in four categories.

oyal Bank of Canada took top honours in the ‘more than 100 employees’ category for the successful implementation of the European Computer Driving Licence initiative.

ersey Health and Social Services picked up the silver award for introducing NVQ training within the care environment while Abbey National Offshore and the States of Jersey Treasury each won a bronze award.

he ’11 to 100 employees’ category was won by Highlands College Assessment Centre Early Years Childcare and Education for its NVQ centre for childcare training for children aged up to five.

he Jersey Financial Services Commission picked up both the silver and the bronze in this category – for setting up a personalised training programme for a member of staff with Motor Neurone Disease and for overcoming a lack of off-the-shelf training packages by creating its own in-house programme.

ust one award was presented in the ‘up to ten employees’ category.

Channel Island Publishing won a silver award for devising a training programme to meet a variety of objectives.

new award was presented this year to providers of training.

Gold went to the Harvey Besterman Education Centre for its NVQ programme while the Construction Advisory Panel picked up the silver award for its apprenticeship scheme.

Itex Education won the bronze award for a project to improve IT skills among its staff.

ubmissions were judged by a panel made up of representatives of the five professional bodies that support the awards: the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chamber of Commerce, Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Directors and Jersey Business Venture.

he awards were sponsored by the Training and Employment Partnership.


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