The CET Connection
Jan. 18, 2012

IACET introduces new website — Engaging, streamlined and user-friendly
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training just launched a new website designed by D.C. area interactive agency, Blue Water Media. Built in the award-winning Joomla content management system,, boasts a streamlined interface, strong call to actions and intuitive navigation, helping site visitors easily understand what IACET does, while emphasizing the importance of attaining IACET accreditation.More

Cruise ship safety training, enforcement varies
CBS News
With all the reports of confusion during the evacuation of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy, CBS News correspondent Mark Strassman decided to look into the training the crews receive. One simulator outside Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., trains 2,000 junior and senior officers a year from cruise ships and cargo ships. The mock disaster CBS News witnessed simulated running aground, followed by the order to abandon ship. More

Executives greet new year with concerns about leadership shortages amid shifting economic realities: Deloitte 'Talent Edge 2020' report
PR Newswire via MarketWatch
Many executives foresee leadership shortages in the year ahead and are looking at programs to accelerate leadership development within their companies, according to new research from Deloitte. The Deloitte report, "Talent Edge 2020: Redrafting Talent Strategies for the Uneven Recovery," identifies a number of significant trends driving corporate talent strategies and tracks how companies are responding to shifting economic realities.More

Training search to be your adult learning hero
"Eyes forward. If you can't pay attention, I'll rap your knuckles with my ruler." This may be an echo of a strict Catholic education or it may be a hyperbole of how your child is being trained at school, but either way, it doesn't have a place in how you educate the adult learners in your organization.More

IACET AP, FranklinCovey to offer professional development training courses at UT
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
The Professional Development Center at the University of Texas is proud to announce a new collaboration with FranklinCovey, a global leader in professional consulting and training, to offer a series of courses and workshops through PDC. The training courses will be designed specifically for PDC clients and will include such topics as leadership, productivity and developing greater workplace effectiveness.More

Designing better e-learning more quickly
How about "the thoughtful selection of content and activities, well crafted and sequenced to meet a set of pre-determined objectives"? Maybe so, but definitions don't take us very far. What does learning design really mean in practice? The most impressive learning designs draw from best principles of adult learning theory, take a card from marketing and advertising that ultimately result in effective programs that inform, instruct and perhaps even change behaviors.More

Closing the skills gap critical for American competitiveness, DuPont chair, CEO reports
PR Newswire via MarketWatch
A concerted national effort to close the widening gap between the skills needed in the U.S. workplace and the skills being produced by its education and worker training systems is critical to continued U.S. competitiveness, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told U.S. President Barack Obama and fellow members of the President's Jobs and Competitiveness Council. Kullman and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg co-authored the education section of the final Jobs Council report.More

Need for knowledge-based economy drives adult education, according to a new industry report
PRWeb via San Francisco Chronicle
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the adult education industry. Globalization, technological advancements, increasing immigration levels, and rising levels of unemployment are enhancing the significance of adult education programs. Moreover, an ageing population across developed countries is enhancing the need for higher education, while unemployed individuals are seeking further education opportunities to gain new skills and remain competitive in the job market.More

Pearson and Monster partner to improve workforce readiness and job placement at private sector and career colleges
Pearson, the world's leading learning company, and Monster Government Solutions recently announced a partnership designed to improve workforce readiness and job placement for students at private sector and career colleges. Through a new suite of products and services, the companies will provide real-time labor data and analytic solutions to help these institutions ensure their course offerings and programs match the occupations, skills, knowledge, certifications, work experience or education levels in demand by employers.More