Eight new online skills training programs launch

By Lyndsay Green
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 10/24/2001

TVOntario announced the eight successful applicants for its Lifelong Learning Challenge Fund. The fund, financially supported by the Government of Ontario, is investing $5 million to develop online skills training programs, matched by project contributions of $4.9 million. The fund was set up as an incentive for both employees and employers to increase the level of skills training in Ontario and fill critical gaps in the job market.

An independent panel of experts chaired by former University of Toronto president Robert Prichard selected the eight successful projects from 34 applications.

In designing the fund, TVOntario has done a commendable job of applying what has been learned about the critical success factors for the use of learning technologies by small-and medium-sized companies: