Unipart has unveiled Virtual `U’ – an online learning system that aims to deliver electronic courses to 10,000 employees.
The parts and logistics group has developed the training initiative as an extension to Unipart `U’, the corporation’s university launched in 1993.
Using the company’s intranet, employees will be able to access courses from their desktop PC or shopfloor learning centres. Most will be divided into 15-minute modules followed by an assessment, allowing staff to work at their own pace around the changing requirements of their job.
Subject experts from around the group have developed Virtual `U’ in an effort to ensure the training content meets the individual requirements of each business.
Examples of courses already up and running include micro-meter use, an introduction to policy development, and space management for warehouse and manufacturing environments.
Through Virtual `U’, Unipart will become one of the first companies to give employees access to Learndirect, a government-backed e-learning initiative which forms part of the University for Industry project.
Unipart group chief executive John Neill said: `The introduction of the Virtual `U’ will give our employees access to the knowledge they require.’
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