The CET Connection
Nov. 6, 2013

10 tips for developing millennial talent — Now
GP Strategies
Past studies have estimated that Millennials will make up one-half of the U.S. workforce by the year 2020. However, new information suggests that Millennials will now make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Why does this matter? A recent Forbes article by Josh Bersin indicates that Millennials have the opportunity and desire to take on leadership positions, but they don't feel ready for it. This is a problem. As a business leader tasked with paving the way for the future success of your organization, it's your job to address this.More

Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
IACET
The following organizations were accredited in October 2013.
Acuity Institute Denver, CO
Emerson Climate Technologies Educational Services Sidney, OH
Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Richmond, KY
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Suwanee, GA
US Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Washington, DC
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2013 US Training Industry Report
Training Magazine
Training magazine's 32nd annual training industry survey was administered during May, June, and July of 2013. The final data set comprises 785 U.S. companies with more than 100 employees that are not providers or suppliers of training products or services.More

5 techniques to deliver an effective virtual class
Cindy Huggett, CPLP
What do master trainers do when delivering online classes? What techniques do they use? What skills do they have? And most importantly, how can you do the same? There are 5 things that master virtual trainers do to deliver effective virtual classes. This white paper outlines each one of them, as well as offers suggestions on how you can immediately apply the techniques to your own virtual training delivery. By preparing relentlessly, engaging an unseen audience, multitasking effectively, making the most of your voice, and handling unexpected challenges, you can be a rock star in the virtual classroom (or at least be a better online facilitator).More

Turning the page on llliteracy, adults go back to class
NPR
The national debate around education usually focuses on children in school. But there are in the U.S. who have trouble with basic literacy — they struggle to read a menu, a pay stub or a bus schedule. It also means it's difficult for them to get and hold onto the most basic jobs. Tens of thousands of other adult learners are slowly and painstakingly trying to fill in the gaps of their rudimentary schooling. The long shadow of their unfinished education still follows them every day.More

How informal learning makes training real
AchieveGlobal & Columbia University
With waves of change in corporate learning, it may be time to replace the antiquated notion of "training reinforcement" designed to push reluctant employees into behaviors that might otherwise fade. What our wired and multi-tasking world needs is a pull approach that leverages informal learning to serve individual and big-picture goals. This paper distills an ocean of recent research in support of informal learning as the ideal partner of today's complex training initiatives.More

LA Unified embarks on revamp of devastated adult education program
KPCC-FM
The Los Angeles Unified School system is embarking on a process to revamp its adult education programs — one of the biggest victims of years of budget cuts — and it's teaming up with the city and business interests to come up with the plan. "We have to provide better adult learning opportunities," said David Rattray, Senior Vice President of Education & Workforce Development for the L.A. Chamber of C0mmmerce. "For the business community and the economy to have what they to have the talent they need, and for young adults and adults in L.A. to have the opportunity they deserve." The impetus for the change is $25 million in competitive state grants to help adult education programs reorganize.More

Offering professional development opportunities is smart management
The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
A recent Gallup Poll showed that about 70 percent of workers are not engaged in their jobs, and therefore are not reaching their full potential at work. They estimate this disengagement costs U.S. companies between $450 and $550 billion a year. What creates engagement? In the 2012 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 83 percent surveyed said it was their ability and confidence that they could accomplish their work goals. Seventy-five percent said their ability to use their skills and capabilities contributed to their engagement.More

How businesses can benefit by investing in corporate training
Business 2 Community
Corporate Training has become the need of the hour. Businesses that wish to survive the market odds and want to successfully battle the cut throat business competition and challenges must not undermine the importance of corporate training program. If you own and run a business, and you want to know why and how corporate training can benefit your business, read further. Corporate training is available for many areas, including but not limited to leadership and management, finance and accounting, human resource management, personal development, English language, sales and marketing, and customer service.More