The CET Connection
July 20, 2011

IACET Symposium - Early bird discounts available now
Save money by taking advantage of IACET's early bird discount for the 2011 Symposium. Join fellow continuing education and training colleagues and hear from experts in the field speak about leadership training, succession planning and the process of continuous improvement for their training programs. More

iPad app for instructional designers
Allen Communication Learning Services is proud to announce the release of DesignJot, the first app made specifically for training professionals and instructional designers, now available for download at the iTunes store. By using this single tool, training development professionals will have all they need to complete a rapid needs analysis and export a high-level course design for an impactful training solution at their fingertips. All this, coupled with the go-anywhere convenience of the iPad, makes this tool truly revolutionary.More

Continuing Education Tracker - New app for certified professionals
App Modo
Announcing that InnoWeb Tech, LLC, the developers of Continuing Education Tracker, has released an amazing new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The new application provides an elegant, easy to use tool for licensed and certified professionals to track the details of their continuing education units, such as budget, hours, courses and licensing numbers, displaying the information all on one screen. All data is stored in the app and can be sent as a backup or shared with others via email.More

IACET AP Workshop
Sign up for a one-day AP workshop today. You will have an opportunity to interact with your fellow continuing education and training professionals and also learn how to apply the Standard within your organization.

For additional information and registration details, please click on the links below.

Aug. 23, 2011 - Chicago, IL
Sept. 21, 2011 - Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2011 - Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 7, 2011 - La Mesa, CA
Dec. 9, 2011 - Fairfax, VA

Advantages of STEM for adults considering continuing education
Suite 101
Workers with a degree in technical occupations earn more money and enjoy greater job security than others, due to the rapid growth of these career fields. Even in a tough economy anyone with a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is experiencing a growing demand for their knowledge and skills. Technological advances in all industries are increasing the demand for workers, which translates to more jobs and higher pay. By 2018, employers are expected to hire more than two million new and replacement workers More

IRS seeks input on education providers for tax preparers
Accounting Today
The Internal Revenue Service is asking for comments on continuing education providers under its tax return preparer regulation program. In Notice 2011-61, the IRS invited public comments regarding the process for individuals and entities to be approved as continuing education providers. Under the IRS's new regulatory program, registered tax return preparers will be required to complete continuing education offered by qualified continuing education providers.More

How to select the right continuing education programs for corporate directors
Business Insider
In a world where uncertainty seems to hover over every business decision corporate executives make, a company is often only as good as its board of directors. Boards are expected to help companies protect against – and navigate through the aftermath of – potential fraud and financial scandals, changing regulations, shareholder activism, natural disasters, cyber threats, reputation risks and more.More

EPA announces green jobs training for Arizona
Environmental Protection Agency
Today in South Tucson, Ariz., the EPA awarded a $300,000 grant to the city for environmental workforce development and job training to recruit, train and place unemployed, predominantly low-income residents in jobs to clean up polluted areas. The funding is part of a national award of more than $6.2 million to 21 grantees throughout the country. The training program will put 39 trainees through a 28-week training cycle that will include courses on hazardous waste operations, asbestos and lead inspections, underground storage tank operation and cleanup and green and alternative cleanup practices.More