Wal-Mart invites 1m staff to study

Howell, Jan
April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p12
Trade Publication
Store giant Wal-Mart is to offer its 1.2 million employees in the U.S. web-based e-learning program to help them develop their personal skills. Under the retailer's My Education Connection initiative, staff will be able to take online courses in personal development topics, including time management and goal setting, as well as desktop software training. Family members of Wal-Mart employees will have access to courses at discount rates. Users will access the e-learning courses through a Wal-Mart web portal that links directly to courseware hosted on web servers by Thomson NETg, part of The Thomson Corporation. This is an excellent opportunity for staff to begin or continue their personal enrichment by utilizing the technology of on-line education,' says Charles Baldwin, vice-president of people development for Wal-Mart Stores. In Great Britain, Asda, which is owned by Wal-Mart, is offering the e-learning training courses to its 1,800 staff at its headquarters in Leeds.


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