Training goes underground

I read an article recently about London Underground's new training centre – a mock tube station with all the relevant components for training to be as close to real life as possible.

http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/articles/2010/01/mock-tube-station-gives-london-underground-staff-real-life-training.htm

Most of us would agree that measuring the value of training in terms of a return on investment is hard at any time but at £800,000 set up cost alone, this project is going to be really hard to evaluate.  So I wonder whether they will even bother or whether they should bother when a facility provides a service that can contribute towards saving lives. 

If not, then does that mean that no emergency service training should need to create value?  Is its value implicit?  If not, then what determines whether the cost should be justified or not?  The moral maze?

About the author
Jooli Atkins (FBCS, CITP) has been involved in the IT profession for the past 25 years, mainly in Learning and Development. She is the Chair of the BCS Learning and Development Specialist Group and CITP assessor as well as being an accredited SFIA consultant, specialising in Business Change.

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