Start Learning at Work

TRAVEL companies are being encouraged to sign up to Learning at Work Day, which takes place on May 25.

The national event, organised by charity the Campaign for Learning, is being run to draw attention to the importance of workplace learning and skills.

The emphasis is on providing fun, relaxed learning, activities that appeal to staff who might not normally take part, and the event is a great opportunity to involve employees at all levels in the organisation. Last year, 5,000 organisations took part.

Examples of options travel companies can provide include short language taster sessions, lunchtime health-and-safety presentations or after-hours pub quizzes on foreign countries, travel and currencies.

A Campaign for Learning spokesman said: “Learning at Work Day is a great way to get employees to start thinking about learning.

“Different learning practices can also enable staff to develop transferable skills that enhance the individual’s capacity to adapt, learn and work competently. An organisation that shows a commitment to training all staff can attract and retain motivated, productive and loyal employees.”

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