Council promotes ECDL to jobseekers

October 2003
IT Training;Oct2003, p10
Trade Publication
More than 250 council staff and jobseekers in Cardiff are preparing for their ECDL qualification using interactive software purchased by the City Council. "We are running 13 courses in basic computer skills," explains Hayley Beynon, a County Hall administrator, "and, on average, each class is split 50/50 between staff and jobseekers." The council, which chose Applied Technology Service's software because of a tracking feature that monitors individuals' progress, hopes the study-at-your-own-pace philosophy will encourage even more people to take the training. The council's Cardiff South Central Enterprise Centre, one of four that is offering the tuition, is also an ECDL test centre.


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