29th September 2005
MEDIA TRAINING FOR
one of the country’s largest trades unions will be learning how to handle the
Last year a handful of Amicus members attended a short course at the university and this autumn it is anticipated that the rest of Amicus’ full-time officers - between 250 and 300 – will receive similar training.
“Many of the officials will be regional secretaries of Amicus who need to be increasingly media-aware and who are called upon more and more often to represent the union in the media,” said Kay Marriott, manager of Minerva Productions.
“We’re providing the media awareness element of their professional vocational training programme in association with the TUC. It’s all about improving the perception of the union in the media.
“When the building is complete the students will be using the university’s new media and technology facilities in the East Midlands Media and Computing Centre.”
The first students will begin their media awareness training on 18th October.
Amicus is the
a positive message that it seeks to deliver to
“Media training such as this will equip Amicus officers with the skills needed to effectively deliver the message.”
For more information about Minerva Productions call Kay
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Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
01522 886042 email@example.com