Training venues

Donovan, Tristan
December 2003
IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p41
Trade Publication
For many aspects of IT training, the subtle details are only noticed when things go awry. Nowhere is this more true than for training venues. So, getting it spot-on is a must but choosing the appropriate external venue is not easy— and often it's a leap in the dark. "Venues that are close to the station and easy to find are a must," says Gabrielle Gardner, managing director of training broker Star Consulting, which regularly hunts down venues for its clients. Even when constrained by geography, however, the choice can still be overwhelming. Every city and town has a depressingly large number of places that are, or claim to be, training venues — from hotels and community halls, to the local university or a dedicated IT training suite. Many venues, especially dedicated IT training sites, also offer technical and administrative support as part of the package, which can be extremely valuable in taking much of the hassle out of external training. Of course, another aspect to bear in mind is disabled access. In theory, every training venue should, under disability discrimination law, offer access to disabled people and facilities that will help them use the site.


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