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As 2010 comes to a close, IACET would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the continuing education and training industry, we would like to provide the readers of The CET Connection, a look at the most accessed articles from the year.


7 jobs companies are desperate to fill
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With unemployment nearing double digits, it's hard to imagine there are jobs, ready for the taking but it's true. Many companies are hiring, and can't fill their slots fast enough. Here are seven jobs companies are desperate to fill, and how you can qualify. More



How to calculate CEUs
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One Continuing Education Unit equals 10 contact hours of learner interaction with the content of the learning activity, which includes classroom, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and/or homework in support of a learning outcome. But how do you calculate the number of CEUs for a learning event? A contact hour is one clock hour of interaction between a learner and instructor, or between a learner and materials, which have been prepared to cause learning. More

You've heard the whining, now studies back it up: Gen Y workers are the pits
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Gen Y workers get a bad rap in the workplace, with many a geezer complaining that their work ethic is less developed than their sense of entitlement. But is that really fair? Yes, according to new research that's yielded actual data to back up that notion. More

Train the trainer, before training others
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One of the biggest misconceptions in the learning development world is if you are a subject matter expert in something that you can be a trainer. Not everyone that really "knows their stuff" make good trainers, facilitators, teachers or even the people that design training materials. Just because you know about something does not mean you know how to help others learn it well enough to perform the same tasks. The secret to successful training is training the trainers before they train others. More

Despite popularity, researcher finds not everyone can successfully learn through online courses
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Since the 1990s, online courses have provided an opportunity for busy adults to continue their education by completing courses in the comfort of their own homes. However, this may not be the best solution for everyone. A researcher at the University of Missouri has found some students may find success in these types of courses more easily than others. More

Community Colleges: America's forgotten institutions of higher education
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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

Get to the point
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These are all topics discussed in learning and development circles as organizations continue to develop their visions for the future. With the continuing evolution of the workplace, as well as advances in technology, creating learning environments that are more conducive to today's worker is a top priority. More

Top training company lists
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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

Adult education: Factors that influence a curriculum change
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What governs the development of a new curriculum or revising an existing one? What type of needs should be taken in to account? How can a needs analysis be done? What should follow such a needs analysis? …etc. A needs analysis is required in order to improve the relevance and the appropriateness of an educational program. Any learning program that we come across will have its own set of expectations and would have derived through many inputs on why this program should be there in the first place. More

Forgotten boomers again looking to retirement post-recession
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The first of 78 million baby boomers turned 60 four years ago, and 2008 was supposed to see a huge number of retirements. But then the economy faltered, housing values plummeted, retirement portfolios shrank, and boomers who thought they had planned for financial security decided to postpone retirement for a few years. Now that those boomers are turning 64 and the economy is recovering, employers better start giving serious thought to the wave of retirements that is sure to come – if not this year, soon, predicts MRINetwork, one of the world's largest search and recruitment organizations. More
 

 
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