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Job went overseas? Tough luck, says congress
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Life just got harder for Americans out of work because of foreign competition. Congress failed to extend the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which provides aid to some 150,000 workers unemployed because their jobs were outsourced overseas or their company couldn't compete with imported goods. In the past two years about 360,000 Americans have qualified for TAA benefits, which include reimbursement for schooling and retraining costs to find jobs in a new and different industry. More



Navy sets deadline for completing post-'don't ask, don't tell' training
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Preparing for the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, the Navy publicly disclosed details about how it plans to train personnel about gay men and lesbians serving openly and said it expected to finish that effort by June 30. More

Smart Horizons Career Online Education receives district accreditation
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Smart Horizons, a Division of Advanced Systems Technology and an IACET Authorized Provider is proud to announce that on Feb. 3, Smart Horizons Career Online Education was granted full District Accreditation as the world's first online school District from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation seal. This signifies that SHCOE and all of its schools are accredited and that SHCOE is recognized across the nation as a quality online school system. More

In training, hospitals see big rewards
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Instead of just recruiting outside candidates to fill midlevel jobs, three Massachusetts hospital systems are expanding training programs that will allow employees in lower-skilled jobs to move up the career ladder and fill these positions. The initiative, prompted by an expected shortage in skilled medical workers, started in 2007 with a $1.5 million grant from the nonprofit Boston Foundation. More

3 new rules for adult learners in continuing education
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The three new rules for adult learners' success are influenced by higher education morphing into student-entered learning. This change is altering the traditional method of instructors lecturing and students taking copious notes. Student-focused learning in adult continuing education is also influenced by the rapid advances in digital social media. This media is a leading force in the transformation of post-high school learning into a real-time knowledge based learner-centered environment. More

At labor, budget would spend on oversight, cut job training
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The Labor Department would see its 2012 budget shaved by 5 percent from its 2010 level under President Barack Obama's proposal, with cuts for job training offsetting increased spending for oversight of retirement benefits, workplace safety and pay. Obama is proposing a budget of $12.82 billion for the agency, compared with an enacted budget of $13.55 billion in 2010. More

TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET
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TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET, is the leading provider of Web-based technology for facilitating outcomes-based learning and assessment. To learn more, visit www.taskstream.com or e-mail info@taskstream.com. More

GP Strategies acquires China-based Communication Consulting
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GP Strategies Corporation announced that its principal operating subsidiary, global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation, an IACET Authorized Provider, has acquired Communication Consulting, a China-based training and consulting company with offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China and Haryana, New Delhi in India. Communication Consulting designs and delivers customized training solutions and specializes in the areas of leadership, communication skills, sales and customer service training. More
 

 
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