The CET Connection
Dec. 8, 2010

Training: A 'best career' for 2011
U.S. News and World Report
In its annual look at where the jobs will be and what it takes to be successful, U.S. News and World Report includes "Training Specialist" among its featured "50 Best Careers." The future looks good for training specialists. Employment is expected to jump by 50,500 jobs, or more than 23 percent, to 267,000 jobs by 2018, the Labor Department reports.More

IACET call for ICSD members — deadline is Friday, Dec. 17
The IACET Council on Standards Development is seeking candidates to fill open positions for the following four interest categories for 2011:
1. Non-Profit
2. For-Profit
3. Government
4. General Interest/Other

TaskStream offers evidencing learning for continuing education and training
TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET, is the leading provider of Web-based technology for facilitating outcomes-based learning and assessment. TaskStream is pleased to announce a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. EST to demonstrate their turnkey, Web-based solution for addressing the needs of the IACET community. To register for the Web-cast, please visit the registration page here. To learn more, visit or e-mail

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

Younger people are accessing coaching to expand career opportunities, reports new ICF study
PR Newswire
Professional coaching has found its place among the younger generation, which is a promising sign for the growth of the industry and other industries that will now experience the benefits of coaching through these young, developing leaders. The new ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study found that, overall, 25-34-year-olds are more aware of professional coaching, more aware of the ICF, more satisfied with their coaching experience, and more likely to recommend coaching to others than their older counterparts.More

E-Learning still trending up
Human Resource Executive Online
Companies continue to adopt technology-based training for employees as expenditures in training and development decreased overall last year. At the same time, the expenditure per employee actually remained stable, because the workforce was smaller. More

Census shows solar jobs on the rise
Business Wire
Domestic solar energy companies such as GoSolarUSA and its competitors could be adding thousands of jobs over the next year when many industries remain stagnant, according to a solar jobs census conducted by non-profit research organization the Solar Foundation.More

How to prepare for online learning
Suite 101
How to prepare for online learning begins with making a personal commitment to complete any distance education course or program enrolled. This private pledge has its roots in many forms such as a personal educational goal, the inner drive to succeed regardless of obstacles which may stand in the way, awareness of a promotion which hinges on successful completion, or the inner desire to change career fields.More

ChildCare Education Institute announces new online speaking and listening skills course
PR Newswire
ChildCare Education Institute, a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces the addition of CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills to its catalog of online professional development courses.More