In briefOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article News in brief Gala prizes learning Bingo and casino operator Gala Group has announced the launch of fourlearning centres across the UK. They will primarily be used by Gala’s 10,000employees for management and IT training, with ancillary training in customerservice, trainer training, health and safety, food and beverage, andindependent learning. Staff will be able to book via Gala’s internal intranetsystem. Apprenticeships agendaModern Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications for young people willbe the subject of the keynote address by education secretary Charles Clarke atthe new national conference Partners in Learning 2003. This and its exhibitionis sponsored by the Learning and Skills Council and will be held in BirminghamNEC on 14 and 15 May. www.partnersinlearning2003.comDiploma launch A Guide to the Diploma in Learning Facilitation Skills is now available forboth non-IT and IT trainers from the Training Foundation. The diploma extendsthe short-course programme into a professional qualification and is awarded tostudents who have successfully completed all three certification tracks – theTraining Delivery Skills or Delivery Skills Refresher, followed by FacilitationSkills and Training Design and Development. www.trainingfoundation.comNew look for Wolce Venture Marketing Group, organiser of the World of Learning Conference &Exhibition (WOLCE) and the e-learning Exhibitions & Conferences inManchester and London, has purchased the Training Solutions Exhibition &Conference from Brintex. Training Solutions will be incorporated within WOLCEand will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 18 and 19 November 2003. www.wolce.comSkills research kicks off The Learning and Skills Council has begun a survey of 70,000 Englishemployers – the largest skills survey of its kind. It aims to discover whatskills are necessary for businesses to survive and grow, and to give employersa voice on their training and skills needs. “This is an opportunity for employersto help shape the future of their own people and that of the nation’s workforceas a whole,” said an LSC spokeswoman. www.lsc.gov.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.