Posts by Dave Letts


The Trends That Will Shape Learning & Development in 2016

The Business of Learning
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Now that we’ve welcomed in the New Year, we’re looking ahead at what we expect to be the influential trends in the L&D space during 2016. As both workforce preferences and learning become more digitally oriented, technology is still top of the tree when it comes to priorities for 2016. Let’s look at some of the […]

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Applying Real-World Training to Create Real Skills

The Business of Learning
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Building Apprenticeship Programs that Work The UK government has a long history of partnering with industry to establish apprenticeship programs to develop job skills within the workforce and help address unemployment. The country even holds a National Apprenticeship Week each year to celebrate apprenticeship programs and their positive impact on individuals, businesses and the economy. […]

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Upskilling for the 21st Century

The Business of Learning
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At Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) we regularly see the significant impact vocational training has on building a more relevant and ready workforce. We even wrote a while back about how apprenticeships– one of the most effective forms of vocational training– can reduce unemployment. The same is true of upskilling, which is the practice of teaching […]

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The Impact of Social and Mobile on Learning

The Business of Learning
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Raytheon Professional Services’ (RPS) Vice President and General Manager, Dave Letts, shared some thoughts on the key learning trends to be expected in 2015 with HRO Magazine. In particular, he shares insight on how social and mobile are transforming corporate learning initiatives. Technology Fuels Learning Research from Morgan Stanley’s Internet Trends report cites that Americans […]

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High-Stakes Games: Corporate Learning and Football

The Business of Learning
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This Sunday, February 1, 2015 is Super Bowl XLIX, arguably the most popular professional sports championship of the year. The New England Patriots will battle the Seattle Seahawks for the winner-take-all title. With two closely matched teams facing off, let’s take a look at what both sides will need to do in order to take […]

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What Matters Most to the Training Industry in 2015

High Consequence Training
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  As we kick off another exciting year at Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) we are focused on what will matter most to the training industry in the coming months. In order to determine some key areas of emphasis for 2015, we assessed market conditions, our customer needs, technology advancements and workforce demands. Here are five […]

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