The National Skills Academy Skills Academy Chief unveiled

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 28 March 2008

Citation

(2008), "The National Skills Academy Skills Academy Chief unveiled", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 38 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2008.01738bab.026

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


The National Skills Academy Skills Academy Chief unveiled

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition

The first director of The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing has been named by Improve, the food and drink sector skills council. Justine Fosh will be responsible for ensuring that the Skills Academy, which was launched this summer, develops to further meet the needs of sector employers. Her understanding of the food and drink industry, coupled with her experience of finding training solutions for employers and working with e-learning, made her the ideal candidate to head up the Skills Academy.

The Skills Academy offers a portfolio of courses available either on-line via a dedicated website or through one of a number of physical Academy Centres. The on-line hub is easy to access and user-friendly, offering a range of courses designed to be delivered through a blend of interactive e-learning and elements taught in the workplace, either by employers or external training providers. Courses currently available to buy on-line cover production and management skills, including management courses specifically for women, which fall under the banner of Improve's Women and Work initiative. There are also 25 learn direct courses in general business subjects such as health and safety and food hygiene, as well as a number of short courses which are free to download.

National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing is at: www.foodanddrink.nsacademy.co.uk/