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Employee Group Training Facility
The Employee Group Training Facility (GTF) is located in Clark 141 on the Quissett
Campus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). It is outfitted
with 7 Macintosh G4's and 13 Dell workstations, including the instructor's,
as well as two printers. In addition to the GTF, there is an Individual
Training Facility (ITF) equipped with a Dell Workstation and a printer.
The ITF also contains a library of self-paced computer training materials
and reference manuals as well as a collection of general management and
skill-building reference books.
Guidelines for Scheduling
Requests for use of the GTF
should be made as far in advance as
possible, both to allow time to resolve scheduling overlaps and time to
install software for various classes. Reservations will be handled on a
priority basis, with every reasonable effort being made to accommodate
all users. However, use of the room is not necessarily on a first come-first
served basis. The priorities for use of the GTF follow:
Requests for use of the GTF should be made as early as possible, by email
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Groundrules
for use of the GTF will be provided to the instructor as soon as possible
following confirmation of the reservation.
Institution-wide training in such areas as library systems, basic and advanced
computer skills, financial management and associated training, Internet
classes, and standard software packages supported by the Institution via
CIS. Instruction for this category may be provided by in-house staff as
a part of their regularly assigned duties. If the instructors are external,
they may be funded through a specific project or through the training budget
Other computer skills classes as requested by a department, unit or group.
If all available workstations are not filled by the group requesting the
class, the class will be opened up to others at the Institution. Instructors
for this category will be funded by individual projects, cost centers or
through lab overhead, as appropriate.
Computer workshops sponsored by WHOI Principal Investigators.
Non-computer training/education for various employee groups, including
supervisors and managers, when appropriate.
Computer laboratory portions of MIT/WHOI Joint Program and WHOI Graduate
Non-WHOI undergraduate or graduate credit-bearing computer courses such
as those offered by UMass Lowell or UMass Dartmouth.
Other computer courses for the benefit of the Woods Hole scientific community.
Staff Training and Development