The CET Connection
Feb. 3, 2010

Community Colleges: America's forgotten institutions of higher education
from The Huffington Post
With double-digit unemployment, you would think community colleges would be at the center of our national agenda. After all, there are 1,200 such schools in America and they enroll nearly 7 million individuals. This amounts to around 40 percent of all the post-secondary students in the United States. And these places focus on working class and minority kids who are suffering the brunt of the country's dismal economic situation. More

PeopleCube predicts five business trends for 2010
from Business Wire
PeopleCube, provider of intelligent workplace management technology, foretold five business trends that it believes will emerge—or continue to gain ground—in 2010. These include capturing actual utilization of space to better understand corporate real-estate requirements, leveraging workplace business intelligence to gain insight into current and future space needs, implementing alternative workspace programs for economic and environmental benefits, leveraging video conferencing to facilitate collaboration while minimizing costs and energy usage, and continuing adoption of the software-as-a-service delivery model for quicker ROI with less risk. More

Are you going to be there? Let's meet & greet!
from IACET
IACET will be presenting at a few industry conferences this year and would love to have an opportunity to meet, greet and network with our members. Please let us know if you will be in attendance at any one of the following conferences by sending an email to info@iacet.org. Event details to follow. 1. American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) – May 16-19, 2010 in Chicago 2. American Water Works Association (AWWA) – June 20-24, 2010 in Chicago 3. Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) – Sept. 23-25, 2010 in Nashville, Tenn. More

IACET Member Spotlight
from IACET
Would you be interested in sharing about your organization and experiences with IACET and your fellow Authorized Providers? Well this is your opportunity to shine and connect with your peers in the continuing education and training field. If interested please contact IACET staff at info@iacet.org and we will provide you the information you need to spotlight your organization. More

IACET's "How to Become an Authorized Provider" Workshop
from IACET
As a renewing AP, we encourage you to participate in an Authorized Provider workshop to learn about the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard and the AP application process. To register for an upcoming workshop, please click on the link below. If you cannot remember your registration code, please contact us at srice@iacet.org. More

Top training company lists
from Training Industry
When you need to find the best training partner to develop talent within your organization or to deliver the most effective education programs to your valued customers, where do you look? More

Nebraska to get nearly $5 million for green job training
from Journal Star
Nebraska will receive more than $4.8 million to fund job training in wind, biofuels and green sustainable building technologies. The funds are made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Nationally, nearly $190 million in grants was awarded. More

2010 global assessment trends report from PreVisor reveals shifts in talent management focus
from PRWeb
PreVisor, the global leader in employment assessments and talent measurement solutions that connect employment decisions to business results, released its 2nd annual Global Assessment Trends report summarizing findings from over 230 companies headquartered throughout the world. Co-sponsored by ADP, this year's report aims to provide HR and business audiences with an up-to-date perspective on practices and trends related to talent measurement programs used for hiring, career development and succession planning. More

Ohio receives $6 million for worker training
from Ohio.com
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Ohio $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants for what is called green job training, with a special emphasis on communities affected by the auto industry. ''These funds will help Ohio workers train for good-paying jobs in our state's growing clean energy industry,'' U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a prepared statement. More