Npower offers ECDL to all its employees

April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p7
Trade Publication
Water, gas and electricity supplier npower has set up a basic ECDL course for all its 8,000 staff. Alec Rudd, organizational development manager at npower, says the course will allow the company to clarify what IT skills employees possess and provide a framework to improve them. Individuals who want to complete the e-learning course have to get the approval from their manager. They can do around one hour a week of learning in the office, and are asked to do at least an hour a week in their own time. Once employees have passed the basic ECDL START course, they can go on to the full ECDL course. They are expected to do this in their own time, but with the support of their manager. The decision to roll out the course to all employees was taken after a successful pilot project involving 20 staff. Carol Pack, project manager at Keystrokes, says the pilot taught them that e-learning really does need to take place in a supported environment.


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