The CET Connection
Jan. 4, 2012

Key trends for 2012: New era of personal learning is transforming the training industry
You may not have noticed, but a new era is quietly dawning on the training industry. It represents a change that is both profound and permanent. For the very first time, learners have the ability to take control of his or her own learning experience.More

Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
The following organizations were approved or renewed in December 2011:


Pilot accreditation program for energy efficiency and renewable energy certificate programs
The American National Standards Institute, coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council invite certificate-awarding entities that develop and administer energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to apply for participation in a pilot accreditation program. More

Seniors benefit from lifelong learning
U.S. News & World Report
One way to boost our chances of a satisfying retirement is to consider continuing our education. Lifelong learning is a noble pursuit that will keep you engaged and challenged during your retirement years. More

Engaging the dispersed workforce
AIM Leadership, LLC
The game is changing. Business is now more distributed; it is time that employee engagement catches up. Dispersed workforces are influencing how we do business, how we communicate, how we seek out information, how we process knowledge, and how we define competition.More

Spreading the word about education, jobs programs
Marshall Independent
The stories were as varied as the people gathered around the room; job-seekers working to further their education, teens developing better job skills, immigrants improving their English as they apply for U.S. citizenship. The one thing all the speakers had in common was that their lives were changed by state programs offered through Adult Basic Education, the Minnesota Workforce Center, and more.More

Never too old to learn
The Deer Park Broadcaster via Your Houston News
Lois Wallace had some unfinished business. Decades after leaving school early, she had something to prove. A grandmother raising two grandchildren, caring for an ailing husband, working full-time for the Pasadena Independent School District in Texas, Wallace was already carrying a full load. But as a student in Harris County's adult education program for eight years and after experiencing several set-backs, Wallace was taking on a long-gestating goal: to her own high school equivalency diploma, her GED.More

IACET AP, North Carolina University deploys continuing education software
Campus Technology
North Carolina State University's continuing education and extension program has deployed software that will allow the department to bring together program offerings, branding and administration and enrollment and registration, all on one platform.More

Revisiting professional development for a changing profession
The legal industry is at a watershed moment. The profession lost 3,100 jobs between November 2010 and November 2011, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, The American Lawyer's ninth annual survey of law firm leaders found that Am Law 200 firms continue to experience ongoing billing pressures, performance challenges and economic uncertainty. More than 81 percent of survey respondents said they're seeing an increase in client requests for discounts, and 92 percent said they had experimented with flat fees in 2011.More

Online 'Outdoor Learning' child care training course improves early childhood development
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and early education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of CUR103: Outdoor Learning to the online child care training course catalog.More