This week’s training newsWise women success The first 20 candidates have successfully completed the ‘wise web women’training programme, introduced to increase female IT staff. The Government initiativehas been pioneered by BT and training company Parity. Ten weeks of IT andmarketing training is combined with a 16-week placement at an SME. It waslaunched following a survey that found just 5 per cent of women consider IT asa career. www.parity.co.ukAirforce programme British, German, Spanish and Italian Airforce staff will receive desktopsoftware and maintenance simulator training as part of a new overall trainingsolution. VEGA training group is working on the Ground Aids training programmeto support personnel using the Eurofighter. The firm will provide 40 per centof the emulation software and 29 per cent of the courseware as well asinstalling all the UK systems. www.vega.co.ukSearch for engineers Forty female students are flying to France and Finland this summer in anattempt to attract more women graduates into the engineering sector. Sixthformers from around the country will spend a week abroad as part of theinitiative by the National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture.The Insight 2002 scheme is also offering 500 top female maths and sciencestudents residential courses at UK Universities. www.emta.org.ukCIPD mentor service Norwich City College and the CIPD have teamed up to launch a new mentoringservice for personnel students. The scheme aims to ensure students benefit fromthe support and guidance of senior professionals. The CIPD has 650 members inthe region and mentors have already come forward from HR departments at the NHStrust, Virgin and Mills & Reeve solicitors. www.cipd.co.ukNurses career curve The Department of Health has launched eight new schemes to attract moremedical professionals to disadvantaged and understaffed areas. The new teachingprimary care trusts are designed to provide the best career development for GPsand nurses. The areas are: North Tees, Bristol, Slough, Lincolnshire, Haringey,Luton, Blackburn and Birmingham. www.doh.gov.ukRetail pilot scheme Nick Brown, Minister for Work has announced the first five areas to benefitfrom the Ambition: Retail training programme. The first areas to pilot thescheme, designed to get 50,000 New Dealers into work over three years will beBristol, Cardiff, Gateshead, Glasgow and Redditch. www.dwp.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.