Chamber training proves a hit

The
Chamber of Commerce has 29 courses scheduled for the remainder of 2010.

Since
1995 the Chamber’s Professional Development and Training Centre has been
offering training programmes, workshops and seminars. Courses specialise in customer
service, business essentials, business basics, finance, and supervision and
management.  So far this year 544 people
have taken part in 41 courses.

“Education
and workforce development is a key focus of the Chamber of Commerce and in
today’s strained economy where people are losing jobs through downsizing and
closures, it is important to make yourself the most desirable employee possible.
And it stands to reason that the most desirable employee is an educated
employee,” said Chamber CEO Wil Pineau.

“Professional
development training opportunities also assist companies who are looking to
restructure and be more innovative in their business planning initiatives. This
can often be achieved by the development of management and other key skills
within existing staff members.”

All
training courses are held at the Chamber of Commerce conference room in
Macdonald Square at 51 Fort Street from 9am – 4:30pm unless otherwise stated.