in briefOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. This month’s news in brief Managers win charter From 1 April the Institute of Management will be known as the CharteredManagement Institute. Current membership transfers automatically and this year thefirst cohort of managers will be able to take steps towards becoming CharteredManagers, based on qualifications, experience, professional practice andevidence of on-going learning and skills development. Director general of the new Chartered Management Institute, Mary Chapman,said: “This is a significant moment for the institute, but moreimportantly it recognises management as a valued profession in its ownright.” www.managers.org.ukSuccess tastes sweet UK confectionery giant Cadbury Trebor Bassett is making a further investmentin open learning by introducing new tailored learning materials to its openlearning centres in Sheffield and Bournville. The courses cover work-relatedtopics such as food hygiene and non-work material such as languages. Accordingto training and development co-ordinator at Sheffield Julie Mason, the centrehas been designed to encourage employees and contractors at all levels backinto learning. Licensed to skill Adult Skills Minister, John Healey, presents the first-ever trailblazerSector Skills Council licence to Skillset chair, Clive Jones. Healey alsosigned a Government pledge to provide Skillset with £1 million a year to beefup skills in the audiovisual industries. See SSC Pioneers feature on page 15. Praise for hays Hays Customer Solutions is has been ranked as one of the top 14 NVQproviders in the country. The Training Standards Council has rated the callcentres ‘outstanding’ or ‘very good’ grades in all aspects of provision out ofthe 492 organisations which it inspected between 2000 and 2001. The award is unusual because the other 13 top ranked suppliers are alldedicated training facilities.