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Reverse Boot Camp to prep troops to leave military
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Troops leaving the military will go through a five- to seven-day reverse boot camp covering job skills, personal finances and veterans benefits under a new initiative announced by President Barack Obama. At a speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Nevada, Obama will outline the program — dubbed Transition Goals Planning Success or Transition GPS — as part of a wider effort to help curb veterans unemployment and the difficult integration into civilian life for many troops. More



FANUC Robotics America Corp. named Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs
FANUC Robotics America Corporation via Robotics Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
FANUC Robotics America Corp. has received the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. "The job skills gap is a threat to our nation's manufacturing competitiveness," said Andy Denny, vice president, FANUC Robotics America. "Our Industry Certified Robot Training and customer training programs prepare students for high-paying careers in advanced manufacturing." More

Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
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The following organizations were accredited in July 2012.

Abrams Learning & Information Systems Inc., Arlington, VA
American Heart Association, Dallas, TX
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Plymouth, MI


PNC Foundation targets early childhood education, community development
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Eva Blum works with PNC's businesses and regional presidents in establishing the strategy to position PNC as a leader in the community. She directs the company's philanthropic programs, including PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to support quality early childhood education. More

The New York Times poll — Continuing education
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The nationwide telephone poll was conducted May 31 - June 3 with 976 adults, of whom 229 said they went to school in the last five years. Margin of sampling error for all adults is plus or minus 3 percentage points; for adults who went back to school plus or minus 6 percentage points. Results exclude responses with no answer. More

America's irrational immigration fear
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One of the most contentious issues in the skilled-immigrant debate is the H-1B visa, which allows qualified immigrants to work for U.S. tech companies on a temporary basis. Proponents of raising the H1-B visa cap say the nation faces a dire shortage of engineering talent and needs more of these visas to stay competitive. Detractors insist that there is no engineer shortage and that America should close its doors to foreigners because they take jobs away from citizens. Battles break out in Capitol Hill over the number of visas allocated because there are no hard data to back either side. More

Call for 2012 IACET volunteers
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IACET's volunteer opportunities bring together training profession leaders to explore the many facets of the CE/T industry. IACET relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its many programs, events and accreditation services. Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today. More

Gender equality and stereotypes in early childhood settings
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ChildCare Education Institute, an accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of SOC103: Gender Bias and Stereotypes to the child care training online course catalog. Gender bias and stereotyping are among the primary forms of discrimination reinforced during early childhood. Harmful, yet often unintentional, forms of bias and generalization are transmitted by adults and the media and can be recognized by children as early as preschool. As a result, children often perceive abilities and hobbies to be gender-specific when in fact they are not. More

Professional development puts teachers in summer school
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Standing in front of a classroom, Kris Huffman launches into a lesson on fractions. A lesson on how to teach fractions, that is. That's because Huffman isn't teaching his regular group of students: dozens of children attending Tom William Elementary School in north Las Vegas. On this hot summer day, Huffman's students are 20 Clark County School District teachers who have given up part of their three-month vacation to attend a math camp for educators. Feel free to call it a sort of summer school for teachers. More
   

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