Ministry maps career paths

first_img Previous Article Next Article Ministry maps career pathsOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has launched a new web-based tool that allowsstaff and managers to plan and manage training and develop structured personaldevelopment plans. Career Paths has been created by QA and identifies theskills employees need for their current or desired job role, and proposestraining courses to develop those skills. Previously there was no guaranteethat the courses an employee took were the most appropriate for the job. “Career Paths brings valuable structure to our training and careerdevelopment programmes,” says Susie Thomson, spokeswoman for the MOD’sDefence Communication Services Agency (DCSA). “To encourage use, the toolhas been made to look like an MOD initiative with all the right branding. Itsuse gives me confidence that training is in line with business objectives, andthat budgets are well spent.” The tool can be accessed from employee desktops or the MOD’s intranet. Usersselect the appropriate job family and job title, and can then view a structuredprofile of core and functional competencies and corresponding training plans.It also allows staff to choose the training delivery method that best suitstheir learning style: classroom, e-learning or self-study. More than 250 classroom, e-learning and computer-based courses fromrecognised MOD providers have been mapped on to the corresponding job roles, aswell as the ministry’s in-houses courses and QA’s management and trainingportfolio, “Support for career development is vital for maintaining motivated,effective teams,” said Paul Northcott, head of consulting at QA.”Career Paths gives MOD staff a clear outline of how to progress to adesired role – that’s incredibly powerful and motivating.” read more