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Hands-on training may save workers in hazardous jobs
Health Day via U.S. News and World Report    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hands-on training helps improve the safety awareness and behavior of workers in highly hazardous jobs, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on 24,694 workers in 16 countries who took part in 113 safety training studies conducted since 1971. The workers' jobs were categorized according to their potential for severe illness, injury or death. In jobs where the risk of injury or death was highest, more engaging training (such as hands-on instruction, behavioral modeling and simulation) was much more effective in helping workers learn about safety and perform safely on the job than less engaging training (such as lectures, films, reading materials and videos). More

Secret Service to adopt video game for training    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Years—and in some cases decades—after video games, virtual reality systems and simulators have been embraced as learning tools, the U.S. Secret Service will finally put to bed a table-top game it uses in training and replace it with an electronic version, according to the Department of Homeland Security. More

Training youths in the ways of the workplace
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The most frustrating economic news of 2010 wasn't that the recession had worsened — it was that things had improved markedly for corporations, but not for the labor force. Even Alan Greenspan expressed concern that the U.S. is evincing "fundamentally two separate types of economy" — one in which big companies and high earners thrive, the other in which millions struggle to find jobs and make ends meet. One group that has been particularly hard hit by the recession is youth. Among workers aged 16 to 24, the unemployment rate is almost 20 percent. For young Latinos, it's over 24 percent, and for young African Americans, it's over 32 percent. Some 4.4 million youths are currently unemployed. More

Why is adult continuing education essential for American workers?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why is continuing education necessary for American workers? This is a question often asked by adults and those who feel additional education is not worth the time or expense. To answer this question, look at the workers losing their jobs in declining occupations. These adults are usually deficient in these main knowledge skills – reading, writing, and math. They are generally unable to understand and synthesize written information or possess the ability to solve complex math problems. More

Candidate discusses educational shortcomings
Joplin Independent    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Audrey Chubb was motivated to run for the Riverton USD 404 School Board in Kansas. after learning the plight of education in our country. Our educational system is in a state of crisis. Twenty years ago the United States was number one in education around the world. Now we are ranked 33 out of 37 countries in reading, 27 out of 37 in math and 22 out of 37 in science. International test scores for 2009 show Shanghai leading in math and South Korea leading in reading. Our educational system has been "dummied down." As a result we are not preparing our children for the world of today, let alone tomorrow. For the first time in history this generation is less educated than the generation before! More

4 steps to selecting an assessment
Herrmann International    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ann Herrmann-Nehdi discusses four steps to selecting an assessment instrument to address your leadership development, employee performance, workforce planning and other talent management needs. More

2011 Leadership Training Companies Watch List    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As part of our commitment to continuously monitor the training marketplace for the best providers and services we announce the 2011 Leadership Training Companies Watch List. Selection to the 2011 Leadership Companies Watch List was based on the following criteria:

• New and Innovative Service Offerings
• Unique approach to Leadership Development Solutions
• Commitment to Thought Leadership
• Quality of Initial Clients


AFSA continues as Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs
Fire Engineering    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has again awarded the American Fire Sprinkler Association the 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. AFSA has been an authorized provider of IACET CEUs for more than a decade. And, AFSA is pleased to announce that after a December 2010 audit of its programs, AFSA has been authorized to continue providing IACET continuing education units. More

TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET
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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 More

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