Terry Papadis, Manager – Training Services at GS1 Australia says that their training program has been redesigned to offer members more flexibility, convenience and relevance.
The program has been modified to enable members to attend the training for only half a day at their convenience without having to commit to a full day’s training.
While leveraging the existing structure of Learn Classroom and Knowledge 101 sessions, GS1 Australia will organise modules so that all introductory training will be a half-day Learn morning session where members are taught the basics of bar coding and numbering, GS1net and eCom.
The members can opt to stay for an afternoon Knowledge session, which will explore their chosen subject in more depth. Alternatively, they can return to complete the Knowledge session at another time.
GS1 Australia will also run a series of two-hour Master Classes, which will explore subjects in depth such as bar code quality and achieving data accuracy.
Papadis explains that they will, for instance work with retailers to develop a Master Class on using GS1 standards to improve the supply chain inside the retail environment. Likewise, they will work with various industry groups to develop classes on the business application of standards in their sector.
Details of the 2011 training program are available on the GS1 Australia website.