Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

TRAINING - THURROCK SKILLS PLAN SPARKS IDeA

  • Comment
A scheme to improve the basic skills of council staff has been launched by the Improvement and Development Agency a...
A scheme to improve the basic skills of council staff has been launched by the Improvement and Development Agency and Thurrock BC.
The National Support Project for Local Government will assist councils in developing and implementing skills development plans.
A director, a basic skills specialist and an administrator will run the project, which aims to inform councils of the need for a basic skills strategy and provide a consultancy service.
'The front-line workforce of a council is the biggest group, but face a number of barriers in gaining access to learning opportunities,' an IDeA spokesman said.
'These have to be resolved to allow equal access to development.' The idea for the project, which will be funded for two years by the Basic Skills Agency, originated when Thurrock pioneered the scheme.
The programme was taken up by 120 front-line workers, including refuse collectors, grounds maintenance staff, building cleaners and kitchen assistants.
They learned a wide range of skills in areas such as IT, health and safety and customer care, as well as those more relevant to their work.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.