ERIC Number: ED306449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Training Needs in Major Economic Developments. FEU/PICKUP Project Report.
Thorp, Jane; And Others
A project was set up to investigate the issues arising in relation to the training needs of companies involved in major economic developments (MEDs) in Great Britain. Two major developments were studied: Stansted Airport and the Dartford International Ferry Terminal. Companies involved in each MED were identified and contacted by mailed questionnaire, followed by in-depth interviews. Training implications expressed by the companies included training needs for managers, supervisors, secretaries, and clerical staff. Companies at both developments identified a need for job-specific skills in areas such as import and export documentation, freight forwarding, and cargo handling skills. They also needed updating for skills in computer operating and word processing. The study also found that the colleges within 45 minutes traveling distance of Stansted had most of the expertise necessary to respond to the training needs expressed by the companies. It was suggested that courses to meet the training needs could be developed and that the colleges should market their capability for conducting short courses to the companies. It also recommended more coordination between colleges to avoid duplication of effort and potential irritation of client companies. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)