23 November, 2012
Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon joined Aurion Learning and the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) to launch a powerful new training system, www.culearn.ie that is set to benefit credit unions around the country.
CU Learn will support credit unions in the booking, coordinating and tracking of training activities for their volunteers and staff and is a major development for credit unions across the country. CU Learn manages the entire training and development process, from the on-line booking, delivering and tracking of training, to assessment and reporting.
The new initiative will see the credit union movement fulfilling its obligations with regard to the new regulatory requirements on the Movement by placing a renewed emphasis on the training and education of its members.
Speaking about the new training management system, Suzanne Ryan, Head of CU Learning & Development at ILCU, commented: “The ILCU learning and development team is committed to providing a high quality training service to credit unions. Recent regulation has resulted in significant changes as to how credit unions in Ireland are governed and run. Credit union officers are required to comply with standards of competence, and in some cases hold particular qualifications and complete on-going Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training.”
Credit unions have become far more involved in ensuring minimum competence standards for all its officers. CU Learn will individualise record keeping and regulatory scrutiny of training, adapting the way training is delivered and managed for the credit union sector. CU Learn will empower individuals to have more control over their own training and development.
She added: “All credit union staff and volunteers will be able to use CU Learn to book regional and in-house training courses, register for accredited programmes, take e-learning, manage their on-going training or Continuous Professional Development (CPD), run reports including their own CPD record, and have access to up to date information on training services available to them from the ILCU.”
The service is available for free to all credit unions and we encourage all users to register for CU Learn by visiting www.culearn.ie
Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director, Aurion Learning said: “We are delighted to be working with the ILCU during this very exciting project which has already reaped huge benefits for the organisation. The ILCU had a very clear focus on what they wanted to achieve which meant that the overall deployment of CU Learn was relatively straightforward. The Net Dimensions Learning Management System, which powers CU Learn, had all the tools that ILCU needed to manage their classroom and online training programmes, compliance initiatives, and accredited programme requirements. We were able to configure the system quickly, secure in the knowledge that we had a reliable, robust, and secure learning environment in the Net Dimensions LMS. We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the learning and development team in ILCU as they continue to transform their learning and development services to Credit Unions throughout the country.”
CU Learn is powered by NetDimensions’ Learning Management System. Aurion Learning is a certified reseller for NetDimensions award-winning learning & talent management products in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
In partnership with NetDimensions, Aurion Learning was awarded the contract to project manage the supply, deployment and configuration of NetDimension’s learning management platform for the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU).
Aurion Learning has significant ICT integration expertise, having already installed EKP for numerous clients including the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and Chartered Institute Environmental Health (CIEH).
About the Irish League of Credit Unions
The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) was set up in 1960 to represent and service affiliated credit unions throughout Ireland. It now represents the interests of almost 487 credit unions with over 3 million members.
Established in 1999, NetDimensions (London Stock Exchange, AIM: NETD) is a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems. NetDimensions provides companies, government agencies and other organisations with talent management solutions to personalise learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration, and manage compliance programs for employees, customers, partners and suppliers.
About Aurion Learning
Aurion Learning is an award winning online learning solutions provider. It helps organisations deliver intelligent learning and development solutions including e-learning, learning portals, learning management systems (LMS) and continuing professional development (CPD) management tools. It also provides strategy and capability building services to help organisations develop focussed online learning strategies and to develop their own online learning in-house.