US Government to slash training cost

June 2004
IT Training;Jun2004, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is hoping to cut its training bill by 50 per cent through blended learning. The savings will come from reduced travel and instructor costs, while faster training programmes will also mean that staff spend less time away from their desks. To manage the programmes, the DOT is investing in a Plateau learning management system that will be used to administer all its e-learning and instructor-led courses. The department employs around 70,000 people in 13 different agencies. The DOT is also hoping to improve the skills of its employees, and to increase retention by giving staff a clearer career development path. The decision to use blended learning is part of a wider U.S. government initiative, the Gov Online Learning Center, which was set up to give all federal employees easy access to e-training.


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