The CET Connection
Feb. 15, 2012

Register now for IACET's Southeastern Regional Symposium
Registration for IACET's Southeastern Regional Symposium at the Commerce Club in Atlanta, on Friday, March 30, is officially open. Come join your fellow peers and learn about best practices in the continuing education and training field. More

Labor budget invests in job training
The Labor Department's $12 billion request includes money for job-training programs to help the economy keep growing, department officials said. The blueprint allocates $125 million for a jointly run Workforce Innovation Fund with $100 million from the Department of Labor and a $25 million contribution from the U.S. Department of Education, the Labor Department said in a release.More

Audatex, a Solera Company, sponsor of IACET
Audatex North America, Inc., a Solera Company and a sponsor of IACET, is a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and collision repair industry. It provides insurers, collision repair facilities and automotive parts recyclers with the tools, information and knowledge to compete and succeed in today's fast-changing business environment. To learn more contact Audatex, a Solera Company at training@audatex.US.More

Continuing education and adult education — A comparison
The two terms, continuing education and adult education, are frequently confused with each other when describing adult teaching and learning. An initial comparison of these two expressions show they are linked by one common theme — education designed for adults. Nevertheless, both are designed for different types of education. One is remedial in nature, while the other is intended to support additional schooling beyond a person's current level of education.More

Informal learning: The dawn of a profitable new era
Technology has given us the tools to accelerate learning. Flexible customized learning experiences enable the self-directed learner to see rapid results. This self-directed approach empowers employees to take learning into their own hands to analyze and attack critical problems. Learners can signal in real time the knowledge that resonates and makes a difference.More

2012 Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers
The Competitive Workforce Alliance
The economic landscape has undergone significant changes since the release of the 2007 Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers. Many employers have been forced to focus on their human capital to help them survive. As the economy rebounds they face new challenges as they seek skilled employees who can help them grow their organizations and become an integral part of their existing workforce.More

IACET awards status to regional education office
Morris Daily Herald
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded the Regional Office of Education's Professional Development Alliance the prestigious Authorized Provider status. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units. The recognition period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.More

Mississippi should invest more in adult education
Sun Herald
The national job report revealed the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January. However, Mississippi's rate registers above 10 percent and another lean budget year leaves many of the state's public structures vulnerable to underfunding. Mississippi's community colleges and universities have presented their Fiscal Year 2013 budget requests with concerns that funding for post-secondary institutions has reached a tipping point where educational quality could be affected.More

Funds would match job training with business needs
Omaha Herald
After John Perez was laid off from his job at an Omaha, Neb., printing company in 2010, he found his way to a job training program, enrolled in welding classes and before he knew it, he had a job in an industry with a perennial need for skilled workers, welding brackets at Distefano Technology and Manufacturing. "My goal the whole time was to find a good job at the end of this, and that happened," he said. But that story isn't common enough, as businesses with jobs to offer — in a time when plenty of people need work — report that they often can't find the right people.More