The theme for this years National Learning at Work Day (LAW), part of Adult Learning week is Learning for Growth.  Workplace learning, in every form is essential for growth, of the business and the individual employee.  Adult learning takes place more in the workplace than anywhere else, so the quality and availability of training is of critical importance.

Moreover, the UKCES Praxis report by Professor Ian Stone explores ways of over coming barriers to workplace learning, and presents a clear business case for small businesses to invest in learning for their workforce.  Professor Stone points out that it is frequently the small employers with the more ambitious and innovative approach to business that invest in workplace learning and that organisations “that train their workers are significantly less likely to close that those that do not“.

In reflecting the spirit of Adult Learners week, McCrudden Training has teamed up with Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce, and EDEAL to run a series of events to support Eastbourne’s economic growth through the recession.

  • Eastbourne & District Workplace Learning Awards 2012. We’re sponsoring what we hope will be the first of an annual event celebrating those organisations and individuals that have shown how workplace learning has enhanced their business.  There are two categories: Individual Commitment and Organisational Commitment to work place learning.  The awards are open to any organisation operating in the Eastbourne & District area, and entry isFREE to members of the Chamber.  (Non-members are welcome to enter, but there is a small administration fee of £15.  The application process is simple, with just five questions in each category, and the closing date for applications is Friday 4 May.
  • Workplace Learning event. Between 1pm – 4pm on Monday 14 May 2012, we’ll be working with other Chamber members and Eastbourne Borough Council to show case some of the workplace learning opportunities available around Eastbourne.  The event will be completely free and there’ll be the chance to try out training and consultancy for free.  What have you got to loose.  Click here to view the agenda, or drop us an email to reserve a place.
  • Training needs survey. Professor Stone identified that one of the barriers to training for smaller organisations was accessing training designed with their needs in mind.  At McCrudden Training we’re committed to giving our clients what the training need, so we’re inviting you to tell us all about your training needs.  If you’re based in or around Eastbourne take five minutes to complete our training needs survey by 18 May and not only can we ensure we’re looking at the training that you need, but we’ll also enter you into a free prize draw.