The CET Connection
May 26, 2010

Compromised training programs can sabotage quality
Quality Digest
If analysts are correct, the recent economic downturn may be slowing and even changing direction. The recession's effect on operations, however, has barely begun to manifest. Training budgets are typically the hardest hit when economic times are tough or corporate purse strings are pulled more tightly. The effects of a reduced training budget might not be evident immediately but over time will show up as cracks in product and service quality.More

12 creative ways to use iPods and Mp3 players in adult education
Suite 101
Today, there are new creative ways to use an iPod and similar Mp3 players to support learning in adult education programs. These hand-helds or portable digital devices were originally developed as a convenient way to listen to music. Now their uses have evolved beyond just music, their new expanded role is providing both audio and video learning applications for education.More

Investing in clean energy projects abroad is key to creating jobs, growing energy tech economy in US
World Wildlife Fund
Putting a price on carbon pollution and investing in clean technology projects in developing countries could create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. and help America catch up to China and Europe in the clean energy race, according to a new report issued by World Wildlife Fund.More

IACET member spotlight
Would you be interested in sharing information about your organization and experiences with IACET and your fellow Authorized Providers? Well this is your opportunity to shine and connect with your peers in the continuing education and training field. If interested please contact IACET staff at and we will provide you the information you need to spotlight your organization.More

State: Training program helping adults get jobs
The Daily News Journal
The latest figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show programs created by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 are succeeding in helping Tennessee's adult population get back to work and at a higher rate of pay.More

ChildCare Education Institute and Cosiani Announce Partnership to provide professional development
PR Newswire
ChildCare Education Institute, a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to providing online training to the child care industry, and Cosiani, a cooperative serving children and families in Puerto Rico, announce their partnership to provide child care staff in Puerto Rico with online professional development training in Spanish.More

IACET's "How to Become an Authorized Provider" workshop
As a renewing AP, we encourage you to participate in an Authorized Provider workshop to learn about the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard and the AP application process. To register for an upcoming workshop, please click on the link below. If you cannot remember your registration code, please contact us at

June 4 – Hyde Park, NY
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 16 - Washington, DC
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

August 27 - Mississauga, Ontario
8:00 am - 5:00 pm