From me – The GFC’s impact on budgets – is it still here?

I’m guessing that a good number of you would have felt the impact of the GFC on your training budgets (I’m obviously biased here but I don’t get why companies reduce their training budget at the same time as laying off staff…surely you need MORE training when you have a smaller workforce but still need to keep your service standards up!?! A topic for another time perhaps). Continue reading

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In the news – Workers in the state’s defence industries will soon boost their skills through more than 2300 new training places worth $4.5 million.

On the subject of PPP funding (see my last post) – it seems the defence industry has had something of a boost (article from the Adelaide Advertiser 04/08/11) – SR…

Workers in the state’s defence industries will soon boost their skills through more than 2300 new training places worth $4.5 million.

The 2305 training places have been allocated to the Defence Teaming Centre through the Productivity Places Program (PPP) for Existing Workers. Continue reading

In the news – Quality worries as private colleges grab lion’s share of money for skills training

Ok, I’ve been up half the night trying to get this blog site ready for action so I couldn’t go to bed without posting at least one thing of interest. A colleague of mine sent me this a couple of days ago – should prove of interest to anyone who’s been involved in PPP funding – SR …

Quality worries as private colleges grab lion’s share of money for skills training

PRIVATE training companies have been springing up to exploit the $2.1 billion on offer from the government’s key training program. Continue reading