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What is noncredit?
Gov. Brown's recent proposal to move adult education into the community college sphere was unanimously rejected on March 19 by the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance but the discussion generated is bound to continue. The committee did not disagree with the goal but rather the details of implementation. The Legislative Analysts Office has weighed in on the subject, and practitioners in both arenas — adult education and community college noncredit — are concerned.
The great aid gap
The New York Times
IT was an unusually enthusiastic shout-out for the job certificate programs offered by many community colleges. A report found that men with nondegree certificates in computer/information services earned $72,498 a year on average — more money than 72 percent of men with associate's degrees and more than 54 percent of men with bachelor's degrees.
Associated General Contractors of America Reaccredited as an authorized provider of IACET CEUs
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded reaccreditation status to the Associated General Contractors of America. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units. The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes select programs offered or created during that time.
Why great leaders never stop training
If you think you are done learning, you will fail. Check that: You have failed. "We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me. My training is never complete." — Navy SEAL Creed Becoming a Navy SEAL involves a year of the most intensive physical and mental training the U.S. military has to offer.
Field guide: Building a business case for mobile learning
Mobile learning, applied to the right problem, in the right way, can deliver enormous efficiency and efficacy gains to an organization. But how do you justify the initial investment, and how do you ensure that learning is aligned with business goals? This field guide will explore critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your mobile learning investment.
10 must-have mobile apps for on-the-go business trainers
Interaction is a must in today's world of training. So, it makes sense that the use of mobile devices is a natural fit for distributed learning since it accompanies the trainer and the trainee anywhere. Mobile apps not only support lifelong learning but authentic learning too, since they are integrated into everyday life. Apple's App store and Google's Android Market have thousands of applications to choose from for the on-the-go business trainer.
Trust, leadership and employee engagement
In today's rapidly evolving business and consumer landscape, companies need to be more agile and efficient than ever before. Managers and supervisors have a more complex responsibility of maintaining strong engagement among a very diverse range of employees. Learning strategy frameworks must be interesting and enlightening for all staff members while supporting alignment with business goals. Leadership training is an essential component of strategy execution. It can help companies improve the trust between managers and other employees, while bolstering engagement.
Do you catch people doing things right?
Have you ever attended a dolphin show? If so, did you notice that each and every time a dolphin completes a trick, it receives praise? Whether it's a hug, a tap on the nose or a treat, the trainer is always there to provide positive reinforcement. How often does this happen for the rest of us?
Investing in training — What can organizations learn from Yahoo leadership
Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's recent unorthodox approach to hiring new employees — personally reviewing and deciding on which newbie makes the cut at Yahoo, begs the question, is it wise for leadership to spend its much valued time on decisions that others, should be able to make? A recent look at Yahoo's careers website shows more than 500 available jobs — a small number when compared with the 10,000 who already work there, but large enough to prolong any hiring process.