The CET Connection
Oct. 27, 2010

Call for IACET volunteers
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

IACET archived webinars — now online
Due to popular demand IACET has now archived the AP Application Assistance webinars and the AP Connection webinars in the members section of the IACET website. So, if you missed one, or you just want to listen again, now is your chance. All you have to do is log on by clicking here.More

Research grant opportunity - Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid
Syracuse University
The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library, in New York, invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its fourth year. As much as $6,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2011 to researchers in the history and practice of adult education who wish to use the 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.More

Germany to tackle skills shortage
Business Spectator
The German government wants to tackle a growing shortage of skilled workers by tapping a pool of foreigners unable to practise their professions because their credentials are not recognised, a minister said. Education Minister Annette Schavan told the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper there are some 300,000 foreign residents in Germany with skills that they cannot use because qualifications from their homelands are not recognised.More

Overcoming barriers to continuing education for military veterans
Overcoming barriers to continuing education for veterans begins with finding a school which is truly veteran-friendly. This is one aspect prior military service students may overlook when enrolling in higher education programs offered by universities, colleges, or technical schools. This caution is based on the fact some schools advertising themselves as service friendly, in actuality are not. This is due to the reality that there is no clear definition of this service.More

How IACET Authorized Provider, Siemens put 400,000 users into the cloud
There are still skeptics who insist that cloud computing is not a viable IT delivery model for the enterprise; such unbelievers have clearly not paid heed to what's been happening at Siemens over the past year-and-a-half. The German electronics giant is 18 months into what most observers agree is the world's largest cloud applications commitment — over 400,000 subscribers, across 80 countries and 20 languages.More

ESi becomes an Authorized Provider of IACET Continuing Education Units
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded ESi its 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

Finding continuing education will be simpler for many in Connecticut
Foothills Media Group
People seeking course and school information for required continuing education and pre-licensing training are going to be able to find it online more easily, thanks to ongoing improvements to Connecticut's e-License system, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell reported.More

TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET
TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET, is the leading provider of web-based technology for facilitating outcomes-based learning and assessment. To learn more, visit or e-mail