MPs and staff gain technology insight

July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p5
Trade Publication
The British House of Commons is running training courses in information technology user skills and soft skills for its 659 members and their staff. The need for training has been driven by the increasing use of technology in constituency offices, and by a desire to give Members of Parliament's (MP) staff the chance to develop their careers. Each MP employs between three and six staff, so the total number of people eligible to take the courses is over 2,000. There has been an internal marketing drive to promote the courses. 'The House of Commons has marketed this out to all MPs and encouraged them to release their staff for training', said Geraldine McCluskey, progression and development director at the company WWP, the training supplier.


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