first_imgThis week’s training news in brief LSC chief retiresLearning and Skills Council (LSC) chief executive John Harwood retires thismonth after leading the organisation since its inception nearly three yearsago. Mark Haysom, managing director of the Trinity Mirror Group publishingcompany, has been appointed to oversee the network of 47 local LSCs that plansand funds post-16 education in England. Fireman get a lift All 7,000 firefighting and support staff from the London Fire Brigade areundergoing manual handling instruction. A team of 10 consultant trainers fromOsteopaths for Industry are conducting 600 half-day classes from acrossLondon’s 112 fire stations and training centres. It will take them until nextSpring to deliver the three-part courses.  www.ofi.co.ukAutomotive academy Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has pledged £15m towards thecreation and development of the Automotive Academy. With an administrativecentre in the West Midlands and by delivering programmes using existingregional providers, the national academy will promote supervisory, managementand engineering training. It will become fully operational in October 2004. Evaluation shortfall The public sector is facing an urgent need to prove a return on investment,according to research released by global solutions provider LogicaCMG. Despitesignificant annual expenditure on the training, 101 government and healthbodies were found lacking in formal evaluation, with only 36 per cent mappingtraining effectiveness against job performance.  www.logicacmg.com Previous Article Next Article News in briefOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more