Training prized;Further Education;News amp; opinion

19th November 1999 at 00:00
EDUCATIONALLY-minded employers were honoured at the Qualifications at Work awards last week.

Going Places, the travel agent, was named BTEC employer of the year in the large business category for its commitment to work-based training. Six hundred staff at its 730 branches are currently studying for national vocational qualifications and employees have a 92 per cent pass rate.

The small business award went to Lilliput nursery in Cheylesmore, Coventry, which has nine staff but insists on them holding relevant qualifications and encourages them to further their education.

Employers were nominated by local FE colleges, training and enterprise councils or training providers. Edexcel's chief executive Christina Townsend, who presented the awards, said both the winners were "outstanding examples of organisations that have recognised the benefit of training in the workplace. The commitment of the companies to training, particularly the very small ones, is exemplary."

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