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To Tweet or Not to Tweet for Training?
from Training Magazine
Twitter or Yammer? Facebook or LinkedIn? External corporate Wiki or an internal add-on to Sharepoint? The list of Web 2.0 tools for organizational learning provides options within options. How do learning professionals determine which tools will provide value to their organization? More

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $10 million to Train Older Workers for Jobs in Growing Industries
from U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $10 million in funding to organizations that connect older Americans to career opportunities. The Aging Worker Initiative: Strategies for Regional Talent Development is designed to train workers aged 55 and older for jobs in high-growth, high-demand industries, and increase the public workforce system's capacity to effectively serve an aging worker population. More

How Education and Training Affect the Economy
from KIVI-TV
Why do workers with college degrees earn so much more than those without? How does a country's education system relate to its economic performance? Knowing how education and training interact with the economy can help you better understand why some workers, businesses and economies flourish, while others falter. More

Consortium Gets Federal Funding for Electric Vehicle Education
from WVNS-TV
If Americans are to begin driving electric cars on a scale that truly can help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, mechanics and other service professionals are going to need new skills. That's one aim of $6.9 million in federal stimulus funding announced for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, headquartered at West Virginia University. More

Teaching is the New Hot Job as Recession Forces Career Changes
from The Dallas Morning News
Paul Washington oversaw hundreds of employees in the auto industry and navigated the finicky retail market for Target. Now he's taking on a much more daunting task: teaching history to eighth-graders. Washington, who will start work this month at Stafford Middle School in Frisco, Texas, is among a cadre of professionals leaving corporations for classrooms as the economy continues to wallow and frustrated employees reconsider career trajectories. More

Continuing Education Teaches Regional Touch
from Massage Magazine
For a long time, nobody knew where the water in the library's basement was coming from, but it was not a pressing concern. After all, most people on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, Md. had no reason to venture into the building's windowless depths. More