Teenagers a solution to Stansted’s skills needs

first_imgTeenagers a solution to Stansted’s skills needsOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. BAA Stansted is working with Harlow College to develop a vocational trainingcourse for school-age students to provide the airport with the skilledworkforce it needs. The airport, which has seen passenger traffic recover strongly since 11September through the success of budget operators such as Ryanair and Buzz, isplanning to launch the aviation studies programme at the college in spring nextyear for 14 and 15-year-olds. The idea for the training course, which will provide NVQ qualifications atlevels 1 to 3, came from the Airport Skills Training Taskforce, consisting ofairport employers and representatives from Community Regeneration, the Learningand Skills Council, local colleges and training providers. Wilma Scott, the airport’s employment strategy manager, said BAA isproviding £50,000 for a project manager to develop the scheme and find matchingfunding from bodies such as the LSC. The project manager will have the job of talking to individual airportemployers to identify the precise skills profiles needed. He will then givethis to the college tutors who can fine tune the course to make it relevant. “I think the link with aviation will be exciting and particularlyattractive to 13 and 14-year-olds who are becoming disillusioned with furthereducation. It provides a direct route to real jobs.” Part of the course is work experience at the airport. The courses will cover core personal skills such as presentation, customerservice and communication and specific training for customer-facing roles. Scott said that if the course proves successful it could be extended tocolleges feeding Gatwick and Heathrow. By Ben Willmott last_img read more

Fidelity Bank Emerges Champions of 2016 Nigerian Bankers’ Games

first_imgTeam Fidelity defeateed the Elephants of First Bank Plc in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.The final match was not short of talking points as loud roars of hundreds of Fidelity fans were punctuated by bizarre match officiating.It was indeed a frenetic start to the contest with both teams looking to get on the front foot when in possession. In the second minute of the first half, First Bank stormed into an early lead through a calmly dispatched penalty kick. The goal came after a First Bank forward latched on to a hopeful long ball but was impeded in Team Fidelity’s 18-yard box. The goal knocked the wind out of our sail as Team Fidelity struggled to find any kind of rhythm to their game after the goal. Even when the momentum was on our side, contentious decisions by the referee deflated our players. In a surprising move, Fidelity Bank’s MD took matters into his own hands by giving the players a pep talk.Okonkwo also promised to reward the players financially if they upturned the goal deficit. The second half was a different ball game – a celebration of hardwork and the indomitable human spirit.The chants of supporters spurred the Fidelity boys on as they continued to play with aggression and real intensity. For the most part, the Elephants were pegged back deep in their own half as Team Fidelity pushed forward in numbers in search of a goal. Their performance was laden with deft touches, long-bursting runs as well as sublime dribbles.The equaliser finally arrived in 76th minute after the First Bank goalie failed to deal with a swerving free kick. Dimeji Oyefeso was on hand for a simple tap in after the rebound.The entire stadium erupted in wild celebrations.In the 3rd place match, the UBA Lions scored a lone goal against the Jets of Sterling Bank, becoming third place winners of the NBGs 2016.First Bank and UBA received silver and bronze medals respectively. Winners in the chess, scrabble, tennis and table-tennis events were also awarded with gifts and medals. In the chess game, Fidelity bagged a silver and bronze medal.In the other games, Fidelity’s Judith Achonye and Afolabi Jane bagged gold and bronze medal respectively while Jerry Asuzu won the 100 metres and 200 metres events in the track and field. Okeowo Adebayo, also of Fidelity Bank Plc won a bronze in the 200m event.It was indeed a grand closing to this year’s NBGs which featured a novelty match between the Corporate Nigeria Games (CNG) hall of famers and Diamond Bank Plc.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After weeks of exciting sporting action, Fidelity Bank Plc has emerged overall winners in the 2016 Nigerian Bankers’ Games (NBGs).In athletics and indoor games, Fidelity Bank bagged 21 medals – 10 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze. In a keenly contested football game between defending champions, Fidelity Bank Plc and 2015 finalist, First Bank Plc, Team Fidelity defended their title, emerging football and overall champions for the second consecutive year.Top officials, including the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo and Barbara Harper, Head, Human Capital Development of First Bank Plc, were present to cheer their teams to victory.last_img read more

Attorney: School Deputy Was Not Obligated to Confront Gunman

first_imgAttorneys representing a former Florida sheriff’s deputy are asking a judge to dismiss felony charges stemming from their client’s failure to enter a school building while a gunman carried out a massacre.Scot Peterson’s attorneys argue that prosecutors stretched the laws “beyond their breaking points” last month when they charged him with child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury, for his actions during and after the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead and another 17 wounded.Attorney Joseph DiRuzzo III writes in filings made last week that although Peterson was the deputy assigned to the school, he was not the students’ legal caregiver. DiRuzzo adds that the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s policy for confronting active shooters said at that time that deputies “may” enter a building, not “shall.”Prosecutors have not responded in court.last_img read more