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IACET Southeastern Regional Symposium on March 30
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Save the Date. IACET will be hosting a Symposium at the Commerce Club in Atlanta on March 30. Come join your fellow peers and learn about best practices in the continuing education and training field. More

Opposing candidates favor similar economic solution
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There are not many things that President Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney agree on, but when it comes to job training there is common ground. Of course, these men disagree on the details. But at face value, they agree that worker re-education, in some form, is a useful solution to the country's unemployment problem. More

Lifelong learning: Ideas and resources for keeping your brain sharp
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Challenging the brain — whether via reading, getting a college degree, attending lectures, writing or doing puzzles — can keep one's mind sharp for a lifetime. For those in midlife and beyond, a college degree appears to slow the brain's aging process by up to a decade, adding a new twist to the cost-benefit analysis of higher education — for young students as well as those thinking about returning to school. More

Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers
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The following organizations were accredited or re-accredited in January.

Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE: Philadelphia, PA
Joint Committee for Education and Training: Clarence, NY
Management Resources Group, Inc.: Sandy Hook, CT
Southwestern Child Development Commission, Inc.: Webster, NC
The Bob Pike Group: Eden Prairie, MN
The MED Group: Lubbock, TX
University of Michigan-Flint: Flint, MI

Technology, trends and training: Top 10 blogs of 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the training industry rapidly changing, it's not surprising that learning and development professionals are trying to keep up. Interest in trends and changes within the industry topped the list of the Top 10 most read blogs last year. Remaining personable to customers and creating and maintaining camaraderie amongst employees have long been valued in the workplace and readers confirmed this trend. More

Audatex, a Solera Company, sponsor of IACET
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Audatex North America, Inc., a Solera Company and a sponsor of IACET, is a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and collision repair industry. It provides Insurers, collision repair facilities and automotive parts recyclers with the tools, information and knowledge to compete and succeed in today's fast-changing business environment. To learn more contact Audatex, a Solera Company at training@audatex.US.

Avatars invade military training systems
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A lot of virtual training happens in video game-like environments, where soldiers see combat through the eyes of a superhero character. But if the Army is going to train its troops through gaming, officials say the characters in the virtual world should perform more like actual soldiers. More

Apple takes a bite at learning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Apple Inc.'s newest blockbuster app, called iBook Author, will allow teachers, scholars and anyone else to create their own graphically compelling audio/visual textbooks. This will revolutionize the educational and, ultimately, business learning industries. More

Career readiness certificate puts Vermont workers at the 'head of the line'    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Of the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in Vermont, seven require a two-year college degree or more for entry, according to a 2010 state report. Two more call for specific post-high school training. In response, the Labor Department and Community College of Vermont have been building and refining a collaborative approach to workforce education and development in recent years, highlighted by an employee credentialing program that leads to a National Career Readiness Certificate. More

Air Force emphasizes skills training for cyber personnel
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The Air Force has revised how it trains its cyber operations personnel to create a more defined set of skills and career path, a top service official has said. The service has developed a series of training courses designed to train military and civilian personnel in various skills to support cyber operations, he said. The current training program is built around an intensive eight-week basic training course which then goes into specific mission training and skills qualifications for an individual airman's assignment. More

The future for trainers, organizational development and human resources professionals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Anytime human resources, organizational development and training professionals are together in a room, someone inevitably asks the question, "So, what is the future of our roles?" After many years of effort, they finally have a seat at the table. However, the table has morphed from a long, wood plank in the middle of the room to connections between smartphones, Skype, the Cloud and other electronic devices. Staying tuned into technology and becoming master facilitators will push learning and employee retention to new levels. More

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