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Jan. 20, 2010
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Continuing education begins within industries
from Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sara Meier is seeing huge increases in professionals going back to school for additional training and credits. Community colleges, which have been the recipient of some of the federal stimulus funds, are experiencing unusually high applications, and programs that are certified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, or IACET, are seeing robust attendance, Meier said. 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.

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

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Offices
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C.

What's old is new again
from American Society for Training & Development
It sounds simple: e-learning. That is, learning with an "e," for electronic. Every study reveals more about it, including ASTD's 2008 State of the Industry Report, which found that nearly one-third of training content is now delivered electronically. More

Using training to combat 'labor lethargy'
from Training Industry
It's certainly no surprise to those of us who work in people development to hear that a happy employee is a productive employee. Of course, the reverse is also true: Unhappy employees lead to performance issues, turnover and unmet potential. More


Your new friend: Majority of government agencies use social networks
from ReadWriteWeb
Although most of your friends may not be jumping at the opportunity to share their online connections with the likes of the U.S. Census Bureau or the local chamber of commerce, local, state and federal agencies alike have joined the ranks of parents, grandparents and others new to the social networking scene. More

Obama unveils projects to bolster STEM Teaching
from Education Week
President Barack Obama has once again sought to promote greater attention to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, collectively known as the STEM fields, as he announced more than $250 million in private investments to help attract and prepare new teachers in those subjects and improve instruction by practicing teachers. More

Continuing education is worth investment
from Atlanta Business Chronicle
In a marketplace cluttered with in-person, online and print-based education resources, it is vital to know what programs are worth both your time and money before making a commitment. Continuing education units, or CEUs, are awarded by many education and training providers to signify successful completion of non-credit programs and courses intended to improve the knowledge and skills of working adults. More






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