24th March 1999

 

BUSINESSES BEAT THE BUG

 

The first batch of students to attend one of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s BugBuster courses have all passed their final exam.

 

On the programme business people from across Humberside were shown by university staff running the Year 2000 (Y2k) projects how to fix computer applications that could be affected by the millennium bug.

 

BugBuster project manager Angus Marshall said the funding for the Y2k programmes is provided by the government through Business Link and the Training and Enterprise Council.

 

“Response to the course was very positive and we have a steady demand for it,” said Mr Marshall. “However we have the capacity to run more as and when they are required on any of our campuses, or those of our partner colleges throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.”

 

Further details and bookings from the Y2k helpline on 01482 462000.

 

Ends

 

Note to Editors

Please see yesterday’s press release “BugBuster Course Launched” for details of other courses in the Y2k scheme.

 

Sam Hendley

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk