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Press Releases from Bob Little PR (21 total)

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps backs rail industry to bolster jobs during visi …

The UK's Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has recently visited manufacturer Silver Fox, highlighting the ongoing work of the rail sector in generating employment, skills and prosperity in difficult economic times. During the visit, Shapps met with employees from Silver Fox and the Railway Industry Association (RIA) and was given a tour of the site. He also unveiled a new specialist printing press, among a range of other machines,

eCom Learning Solutions welcomes Dunfermline's new city status

Scotland's leading digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions, has welcomed the decision to name Dunfermline as one of eight new cities, so designated to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. According to the UK's Cabinet Office, Dunfermline, as a new city, can expect a boost to local communities and an opening-up of new opportunities for people who live there. It cited research suggesting that, after it was appointed a

eCom helps increase safety and reduce costs for the offshore wind turbine indust …

Scotland's leading digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions, has developed bespoke eLearning materials to help make offshore wind turbine maintenance technicians' jobs safer - especially when they are working in rough seas. eCom has researched and produced these eLearning materials for the engineering innovator, Pict Offshore, which develops, builds, sells and supports new access, lifting and height safety solutions for the offshore wind energy sector. Founded in April 2019,

eCom helps in achieving the UK and Scottish Governments' Energy Strategy aims

Helping people re-focus their energy-related industry skills - along with up-skilling and re-skilling for the energy industry - are key ways in which the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions is contributing to achieve the aims of the UK's and the Scottish Government's Energy Strategies. A member of both Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, as well as of

Geoscientists' competency assessment comes to Australia

Australia is the latest continent to get a taste of a new online self-assessment tool to benchmark the skills within the international operations geoscience community and identify individuals' skills gaps. The tool enables operations geoscientists, in the oil and gas sector, to objectively assess the level of their current skills - which they need to be successful in their role. A broad discipline, geoscientists study the Earth's structure and formation, analysing

eCom Scotland helps future-proof organisations’ learning strategies

The internationally-known provider of online training and assessment, eCom Scotland, is helping organisations future-proof their learning and assessment strategies. It has been encouraged to take this step by the growing focus on combatting climate change and the workplace becoming carbon neutral – fostered by the COP26 climate change conference held in Glasgow towards the end of last year. Among the organisations with which eCom is working in this way is NetRegs,

Online assessments add value for oil and gas industry stakeholders

Within the oil and gas drilling industry – a key part of a sector that produced revenues of some $3.3 trillion in 2019 and comprises some 3.8% of the global economy - the use of online assessment (eAssessment) is demonstrably improving the assessment process, as well as streamlining the operations of organisations and, thus, providing added value to their stakeholders. In particular, one major eAssessment programme, introduced in December 2016 by

eCom Scotland’s Answer to Professional Institutes’ Mission-Critical Issues

According to the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland, using technology to provide accessible assessments, available ‘24/7’, goes a long way towards helping professional institutes meet their mission-critical issues. In a blog post, eCom explains that those involved in the professional institutes’ sector face such mission-critical issues as how do we: • Ensure people want to join, and stay with, our institute? • Attract and support a younger demographic in terms of membership? • Establish

Online Learning Helps Those Supporting Children with Healthcare Needs

Two eLearning modules, produced by the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland, are helping those whose job is to support children with exceptional healthcare needs. The Children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs (CEN) Network - part of the National Network Management Service, a division within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) - needed to develop these two, updated modules for practitioners and students working in the health, local authority and the voluntary

Innovate UK funds Glasgow University and eCom Scotland joint project

The digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is collaborating with the University of Glasgow in a six-month project, funded by Innovate UK. Running until October 2021, the project – called Super-immersive remote working via virtual reality controlled robotics (‘Superior’) – explores extending the capability of eCom’s virtual reality (VR) authoring tool, eNetReality, to enable users to control a physical, robotic arm from within a VR environment. This ground-breaking project

eCom Scotland develops eLearning materials on complying with the UN Child Rights …

Following the news, in March, that Scotland is to become the first devolved nation in the world to directly incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law, a webinar has explored the legal and service delivery implications for the implementation of this Convention into Scottish law. In particular, the webinar – held on 3rd June – examined how anyone undertaking functions or providing

Online Assessment Tool Developed for Geoscientists

Comprising some 3.8% of the global economy, with revenues of some $3.3 trillion in 2019, the oil and gas drilling industry affects the life of every person on the planet. Yet, until recently, there was no objective measure of the knowledge, skills and competency levels of the operational geoscientists who play a key role in the industry’s activities. Now, thanks to collaboration between eCom Scotland, the digital learning and

Pandemic and Brexit Prompt Surge in Online Learning and Assessment

Over the last year – faced with Covid-19 and Brexit among other issues - people have become a lot clearer about what matters to them and, therefore, their priorities in work and life. Lockdown has given people time to re-evaluate their lives and reassess their priorities. “At least, that’s what our customers – especially those in the public sector – have been telling us,” said Wendy Edie, Managing Director of the

eCom counters Covid-19’s Adverse Effects on Learning and Development

As Covid-19 continues to have a major effect on the UK’s economic activity – encouraging both remote working and remote learning - eCom Scotland is discovering a growing appetite among customers for ready-made eLearning materials. As a result, eCom – Scotland’s leading digital learning and assessment specialists – has been partnering with global generic eLearning content specialists, OpenSesame. Under the firms’ collaboration agreement, OpenSesame’s curated catalogue of over 20,000 eLearning courses

eCom adds consultancy services to expand its client offering

As part of its strategic move to supply over-arching learning and development (L&D) solutions to its clients around the world, the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom, is developing its consultancy offering. Wendy Edie, eCom’s Managing Director, explained, “eCom originally focused on developing and providing innovative learning products and services. “Now we’ve reached our 25th year and have built an international reputation for dependability and reliability, we’re not just broadening our

Homelessness Charity becomes Engage in Learning’s 1,000th Customer

The homelessness charity, Sanctuary Trust, has become eLearning supplier Engage in Learning’s 1,000th customer. Sanctuary Trust’s Administrator, Colin Atkinson, explained, “Over the last few years, we’ve migrated to a situation where some 75% of all our learning activities for both the charity’s key staff and volunteers are delivered electronically. Moreover, these people are responsible for accessing and completing this learning – so they tend to access the learning materials remotely,

Engage in Learning produces e-learning course on Equality and Diversity in US En …

The e-learning supplier, Engage in Learning has produced a version of its course on Equality and Diversity in the workplace that is intended for all USA-based organizations. “It's generally accepted that promoting a fair and diverse workforce helps organizations reduce business risk and supports a positive working environment,” commented Engage in Learning (EIL)’s Managing Director, Chris Horseman. “As the EIL e-learning course points out, ‘equality and diversity’ means treating people fairly

Whistleblowing E-learning Course Launched by Engage in Learning

Periodically, whistleblowing - disclosing wrongdoing, usually within a large organisation – hits the headlines. Its consequences for all concerned can be serious and far-reaching. So, to help all those who are contemplating whistleblowing - or who are affected by whistleblowing - to understand their responsibilities and the protection they can expect from the law, the e-learning supplier, Engage in Learning (EIL), has launched ‘Whistleblowing’. This e-learning course – part of EIL’s ‘Compliance’

An extensive portfolio revealed at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum

Over 100 e-learning courses on Health and Safety, Compliance, Leadership and Management, IT and Project Management, Business Skills and Customer Services will be on show on the Engage in Learning stand at this year’s Learning Technologies Summer Forum, being held at Excel on 11th July. These e-learning materials come with a unique suite of learner engagement tools, covering options for the speed at which the materials are delivered; personalised learning themes;
06-26-2019 | Sports
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Waste King in Local Football Sponsorship Deal

While Phil Neville’s England Lionesses are representing their country in the FIFA Women's World Cup, in France, Pitstone and Ivinghoe Junior Football Club is playing its part in helping to find the next – and subsequent – generations of international women’s footballers. In this, they are now being helped by Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company that focuses on providing a highly environmentally friendly service, operates throughout the

Headspring Launches New Brand with Event in London's Tower Bridge

As a result of rapid expansion and success of a collaboration that set a new standard in the executive development sector, Headspring, the new identity of the joint venture between the Financial Times and IE Business School, was officially launched at an exclusive event held in the walkways of London’s iconic Tower Bridge on 12th June. Since the organisation’s formation some five years ago, Headspring has been redefining the ethos

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