This month’s news in brief Skills olympics flop UK contestants failed to clinch a single medal at the 2001 World SkillsCompetition in Seoul, North Korea, last month. It is the first time in the historyof the event that the UK has recorded a zero medal tally. But 17 out of the 29young competitors reached the international standard to gain diplomas, makingit the UK’s best-ever all-round team effort. Glittering prizes… Readers who took part in recent Training Magazine surveys are reaping theirrewards. The name of Napp Pharmaceutical production operations training managerMichael Mair was pulled out the hat after the closing date for TrainingMagazine’s Career Survey with Conference Centres of Excellence. He has opted to take his prize of dinner for two by an award-winning chef atThe Moller Centre for Continuing Education at Churchill College, Cambridge. And celebrating their technological wizardry are three lucky participants inthe Corporate E-learning survey conducted by Training Magazine with XebecMcGraw-Hill. Palm tops are on their way to Sian Lucas of Ahlstom FibreComposites; Geraldine Thomson of Rolls Royce and Ally McCallum of UnitedNorwest Co-op. …for training winners Management and development adviser Jenny Taylor has won a holiday in Torontoand a trip to Niagara Falls in a competition run by personneltoday.com andtotaljobs and featured in last month’s edition of Training Magazine. Taylor, who works for financial services company Skandia was offered analternative to the planned prize of a trip to New York and has opted for aholiday in Toronto instead. Directors overboard There has been a call for more training for board members after a recentsurvey reveals that neither senior business leaders nor board members feel thatthey are adding value to the business. And frighteningly, 60 per cent of boardmembers believe that the company’s employees don’t think that they add valueeither. In briefOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.