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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Gas tutor Anthony Scotto talks about gas training with T4TS, Part 2

Anthony Scotto is a gas tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Anthony to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to Anthony’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Adedayo Idowu talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Adedayo Idowu is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Adedawu to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Adedawu’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Raymond Ennis talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Raymond Ennis is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Raymond to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Raymond’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Ex-Chief Inspector of Police Martin Jeffery talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Ex-Chief Inspector of Police, Martin Jeffery, is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Martin to find out how his career has changed.

You can listen to Martin’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Ian Stevenson talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Ian Stevenson is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Ian to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Ian’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills 

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Ryan Staunton talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Ryan Staunton is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Ryan to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Ryan’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  

Train4TradeSkills Double GOLD at the E-Learning Awards 2011

Epic, Train4TradeSkills and Information Transfer were among the organisations that triumphed at the E-Learning Awards 2011.  The gala evening was held at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair.

Entries were received from nearly 20 countries and nearly 500 people gathered to celebrate the strength and depth of successful e-learning that is taking place across the globe.  16 award categories produced a record 39 winners and showcased the astonishing range and quality of e-learning.

Epic, Brightwave and Train4TradeSkills were both double gold winners with Epic also taking a bronze.  Unicorn Training Group took gold in the much coveted e-learning development company of the year category while Information Transfer scooped gold for a record 4th time in the popular best e-learning project securing widespread adoption category.

The full results of the 2011 E-Learning Awards are:

  • Best use of social media for learning

Winner:             Deutsche Welle German Courses

  • Best use of synchronous e-learning

Winner:             Brightwave

  • Best learning game, simulation or virtual environment

Gold winner:       Train4TradeSkills

Silver winner:          Parliament’s Education Service & Preloaded

Bronze winner:        Caspian Learning/Interplay Energy

  • Best use of rapid e-learning content

Gold winner:       BT Learning & Development – SSV – eLearning & Multimedia

Silver winner:          McDonald’s UK and Kineo

Bronze winner:        Unicorn Training Group

  • Best use of mobile learning

Gold winner:       Epic and Harper Collins

Silver winner:          LINE Communications and the Royal School of Artillery

Silver winner:          Encyclopædia Britannica

  • Most innovative new learning hardware or software product

Gold winner:       Train4TradeSkills

Silver winner:          DH e-Learning for Healthcare: e-Fetal Monitoring

Bronze winner:        Curatr by HT2

Bronze winner:        Fusion Universal

  • Best use of e-learning to ensure compliance with external regulations or internal policies

Gold winner:       CA Technologies

Silver winner:     RBS Group

Bronze winner:   Epic and the BBC

  • Best online distance learning programme

Gold winner:       RM Lightbox/National College for School Leadership

Silver winner:     Workplace Law Environmental

  • Best e-learning project securing widespread adoption

Gold winner:       Information Transfer and Cambian Group

Silver winner:     BP and Kineo

  • Excellence in the production of learning content – not for profit sector

Gold winner:       LINE Communications and AO Foundation

Silver winner:     St George’s, University of London

Bronze winner:   League Football Education, Sportiv8 and Kineo

  • Excellence in the production of learning content – public sector

Gold winner:       Epic and the BBC

Silver winner:     abcenglish, International Learning Centre and Wigan Council

Bronze winner:   NPIA/NCALT: Mental Ill Health and Learning Disability Awareness

  • Excellence in the production of learning content – private sector

Gold winner:       eCom Scotland in partnership with Howden

Silver winner:     Boots in partnership with Mind Click

Silver winner:     Compass Group and Kineo

Bronze winner:   Purple Media

Bronze winner:   essential.genius

  • E-learning industry award for outstanding achievement – individual

Winner:             Mike Booth – Cable & Wireless

  • E-learning industry award for outstanding achievement – corporate

Winner:             Sky in partnership with Brightwave

  • E-learning internal project team of the year

Winner:             Crown Prosecution Service

  • E-learning development company of the year based overseas

Winner:             Michael Management Corporation

  • E-learning development company of the year

Gold winner:       Unicorn Training Group

Silver winner:     Walkgrove

 The full results are at www.elearningage.co.uk/awards.aspx

For more information about Train4TradeSkills www.train4tradeskills.com

The Train4TradeSkills Renewable Energy Course

Green energy – that’s been around for a while now, it’s old hat and yesterday’s news isn’t it?

Um, well no, actually – a very resounding no, and it’s why Train4TradeSkills is launching ‘state of the art’ renewable energy courses. If you wanted to find a potentially ‘recession proof’ skill, this would have to be it.

Let’s look at some facts:

By the end of this decade, 15% of all energy consumed in the UK will have to come from renewable energy sources. That represents the biggest single shake-up to the construction and energy sectors this country has ever witnessed – and probably the biggest single opportunity too. Here’s why:

An estimated 1million training places* will be required to meet this demand – currently there are fewer than 30,000 people working in ‘Green Industries’. This is roughly 1/10th of the number in Germany, for example. And bear in mind there are nearly 30m households in the UK which represents huge potential.

It is true that we are lagging seriously behind in this vitally important area, consider these words from Chris Huhne, the Secretary for Energy and Climate Change: “In Britain, in this third industrial revolution, we will build a new economy of low carbon and clean growth.”

“Like the other industrial revolutions, the low carbon revolution will be driven by entrepreneurs, the private sector, local communities, individuals and businesses, scientists and engineers, not government.”

“We need to apply these principles to the challenge of changing fundamentally the way we both produce and consume energy. We need to address the state of our buildings. We have some of the oldest housing stock in Europe. Our Green Deal will transform finance for improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes.”

What this means is that there is a nationwide ‘green skills’ shortage across the UK and will be for several years to come in areas such as:

• Solar Hot Water Systems & Solar PV

• Ground & Air Source Heat Pumps

• Domestic Wind turbines

• Rainwater Harvesting

• Grey-water recycling

Train4TradeSkills can help you achieve the practical skills and certificates you’ll need to work legally and safely and guide you towards a new career or even self-employment in this dynamic industry. Our training programmes are specially designed to help you qualify around existing work/home commitments and you don’t need any prior knowledge to enrol. If ever you wanted to identify a ‘recession proof’ career, this would have to be at the top of your list.

For more information about the Renewable Energy course, go to www.train4tradeskills.com

 

Train4TradeSkills launch new Renewable Energy Course

Train4TradeSkills have today launched a new Renewable Energy Course. To find out what it’s all about watch the video from the Train4TradeSkills Youtube Channel.