Environment Agency tackles skills gaps with WWP contract

April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p8
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The Environment Agency is delivering desktop applications training to 10,500 office and field-based staff across Great Britain. The government-sponsored environmental regulator has awarded a 12-month contract to run the program to training supplier WWP. Initially, the training will be designed to fill skills gaps and will focus on office programs, including MS Project and Access, GroupWise 5.5, File Management, Business Objects 5, and Crystal Reports 8.5. The Environment Agency has been working with WWP since 1996, supplying IT and professional training, but the agency insists this was not a factor in the awarding of the contract. All the applicants for this contract had to submit a tender which was then assessed by independent scorers, says Rachel Matthews, IT user training adviser for the agency. WWP won the contract because they scored highest in relation to meeting all criteria for a training provider.


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