20th June 2007




The University of Lincoln and the Danwood Group have pulled together to provide short courses in IT to enhance employees’ skills and abilities in the workplace.


Around 13 Lincoln Danwood staff members attended the three-day on-site information technology training programme provided by the University of Lincoln as part of Danwood’s staff development initiative.


The programme provided two courses. The first was an introduction to IT which was intended as a beginners or refreshers course, the second was an intermediate course which aimed to develop IT skills focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, databases, website creation and the integration of software applications.


The courses were so successful that Danwood will provide a range of university IT programmes to Danwood divisions across the country.


Kathy Crabtree, from Danwood’s Training Department, attended the introduction to IT course. “My training with the university has broadened my IT skills and given me the confidence to use Microsoft with ease. The help I received from tutors was exceptional and I am really looking forward to attending further courses with the University of Lincoln,” said Kathy.


Sue Bishop, Danwood’s Admin Training Manager, added: “Danwood is pleased to be associated with the University of Lincoln both as a supplier and a beneficiary. The university worked extremely hard to accommodate and deliver training to suit our business needs and we look forward to working together in the future.”


Peter Brook, Principal of the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme College, presented certificates to the Danwood staff for their achievements at a special launch gathering held at Danwood’s Image Showroom.


For more information please contact Chris Porter on 01522 895321 or email cporter@lincoln.ac.uk


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