The CET Connection
Oct. 26, 2011

Making global programs feel local: 10 guidelines for creating effective global learning solutions
Training Industry
The goal of many multi-national companies is to be able to manage the dilemma of developing global approaches to strategy and to internal programs and making those programs feel local. This applies particularly to the development and delivery of learning programs. There are no easy formulas for global learning program design. There is no simple way to ensure success when there are complex cultural differences to deal with. However, the guidelines provided are intended to suggest a way to create learning experiences that are sensitive to learning styles as well as cultural differences.More

IACET AP Spotlight
Would you be interested in sharing 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. Simply download and complete the questionnaire below and submit it to

IACET Spotlight of the Month Questionnaire

Why an IACET Authorized Provider or why the IACET CEU?
Have you ever been asked "Why is your organization an IACET Authorized Provider" or "What are IACET CEUs?" Well, IACET has created a new marketing brochure to answer these very questions. Be sure to share a copy of this brochure with your learners today. You can print it out or post it on your website. Click here to download your free copy.More

Boiling point? The skills gap in US manufacturing
The Manufacturing Institute
As many U.S. manufacturers look to regain momentum, they will likely face some well-documented challenges. Not least among these is the issue of talent. This is not new – for years, manufacturers have reported a significant gap between the talent they need to keep growing their businesses and what they can actually find. Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute have renewed the Skills Gap study, conducted in July and August 2011, seeking to answer several important questions about the nature of the skills and talent gaps in manufacturing today.More

Come get engaged with IACET
The diversity that IACET represents in the learning community is one we are proud to support. Having such a wealth of knowledge and experience in continuing education and training within our membership means we can share ideas, promote best practices and foster growth of CE/T professionals.

IACET's volunteer opportunities bring together training profession leaders to explore the many facets of the CE/T industry. IACET relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its many programs, events and accreditation services. Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today. More

Demand, pay for STEM skills skyrocket
U.S. News & World Report
People with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees or certifications are in a prime position in the economy, according to a new workforce study released. Workers with associate's degrees in STEM fields out-earn 63 percent of people who have bachelor's degrees in other fields. Almost half of workers with bachelor's degrees in STEM fields out-earn workers with Ph.D.'s in other fields, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.More

Sharepoint: Best practices for business integration
Training Industry
Knowledge is power and when it comes to technology, knowledge is vital. In other words, training is needed to effectively integrate any type of technology into the business. SharePoint was originally designed to put power back in the business users' hands, but without proper training, that power can be more harmful than helpful. To bring you up to speed on the value SharePoint offers your organization, this article will share with you some tips for success with SharePoint and help you understand the "who, what, when, where and why" behind SharePoint, as well as how to leverage that power and potential.More

CCEI's online early childhood credential receives recognition in Utah
PR Newswire
ChildCare Education Institute, an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces that the CCEI Online Early Childhood Credential is now recognized in Utah to meet the state's formal education requirements for certain positions in the early care and education industry.More

Mission Health recognized by International Association for Continuing Education and Training
Mountain Xpress
Mission Health has been awarded the prestigious Authorized Provider status for awarding continuing education units to staff by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. The recognition extends for five years, and includes all staff training programs offered or created during that time.More

Syracuse University research grant opportunity
Syracuse University Library's Special Collections Research Center invites applications for adult education research grants. The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its fifth year. Up to $5,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2012 to researchers wishing to use the adult education collections in SCRC's Charters Library. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant's proposal. Researchers whose applications are accepted will be encouraged to submit copies of any scholarly output resulting from their work for inclusion in SUrface, SU's institutional repository.More