The CET Connection
Feb. 12, 2014

Registration OPEN! IACET West Coast Regional Symposium
IACET
Registration is OPEN! IACET will be hosting a West Coast Regional Symposium on April 30 in San Diego. Sponsorship opportunities are available!More

IACET's next Authorized Provider (AP) workshop is just 1 month away
IACET
If your Authorized Provider application is due soon, don't miss out on this upcoming chance to have an expert answer all your questions about completing the AP application by an expert, assemble and validate your application submission evidence, learn the foundational concepts of the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard and how to apply them to your company's continuing education and training operations, and more. More

Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
IACET
The following organizations were accredited in January 2014.
ASM International Materials Park, OH
City of Denton Denton, TX
Drascena Communications Mill Valley, CA
Northern Indiana Education Foundation, Inc. Michigan City, IN
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2014 Top 20 Leadership Training Companies
Training Industry
Selection of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies was based on the following criteria:

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Obama puts focus on job growth and training programs
The Chronicle of Higher Education
In a State of the Union address that centered on job growth and economic opportunity, President Barack Obama called on Congress to increase spending on scientific research, create more manufacturing "hubs" on college campuses, and expand job-training programs at community colleges.More

2014 IACET Call for Commissioners
IACET
IACET is actively recruiting a few dedicated professionals who are willing to serve a three-year term as Commissioners on the Authorized Provider Commission. The purpose of the IACET Authorized Provider Commission is to direct and administer the process whereby organizations are accredited to become IACET Authorized Providers. More

Study: L&D spending soars in 2013
Clomedia
Research and advisory firm Bersin by Deloitte announced new research showing that overall spending on training increased 15 percent to $1,169 per learner on average in 2013. The rise in training spending is a signal that businesses are responding to a growing skills gap as the economy recovers by investing more in employee development.More

Professional development: Who's in control?
IDM Marketing Blog
Nearly 9 out of 10 marketers say there are barriers to professional development in their organizations, according to the brand new Marketing Week/IDM training survey 2014. This is shocking. Even more so when we hear that three quarters of the decisions made about professional development are made without any involvement from higher management. It suggests that employers still appear to regard training as an individual responsibility, not an organizational one. There is little strategic planning behind employee development and no clear development paths for employees. And when you factor in that only 34 percent of marketers say they got to their current position by being promoted internally, it looks like there's also still a tendency to fill organizational skills gaps from outside rather than by train up existing talent. More

The future of learning environments: An issue that concerns the students
Core77
Moa Dickmark, a contributor for Core77, writes: "What do I believe will be the future for education and education facilities? Einstein, who said something to the effect of 'If you can't explain the problem simply, you don't understand it well enough,' would not be happy with my answer. The question seems so simple, but the answer, as most of you probably have noticed, is oh-so complex. More and more, we see that newly designed schools around the globe is that the majority of architects rely on the teachers and the school administrators' feedback regarding their work environment as the basis of their designs. Like most of you, I agree that this is an important part of developing a more multi-faceted school then what we have seen in the past."More

The future of workforce learning
Training Industry
As an increasing number of tech-savvy Millennials enter the workforce and mobile devices such as the iPad go mainstream; the speed and flexibility of mobile training is imperative to enhancing the learning experience and productivity of the modern workforce. This is why in order to maximize training programs, companies are turning to mobile based training solutions to cut costs, increase employee satisfaction, and save time. More