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May 28, 2009
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$50 Million for Green Job Retraining
from Detroit Free Press
Hard-hit auto communities in Michigan and elsewhere will compete for $50 million in new funds set aside to retrain workers for jobs in new energy and green-technologies fields, the White House said Thursday. Few details were available, with specifics expected to be released next month. The program is expected to provide grants for job training, counseling and placement to residents in auto communities hit by large layoffs from plant closings or downsizings by a motor vehicle manufacturer or supplier. More

Despite Cutbacks, Firms Invest in Developing Leaders
from The Wall Street Journal
Despite layoffs and recession-starved budgets, many employers are investing in leadership-development programs, hoping not to be caught short of strong managers when the economy recovers. Identifying and grooming leaders is important in good times, says Bret Furio, senior vice president of consumer lifestyle for Philips Electronics North America. "In times of crisis when the economy is struggling," he adds, "it's imperative." More

Field Training Programs: Understanding Adult Learning Styles
from BNET
Many people think learning is simply learning. However, differences exist between an adult's learning style and a child's. Although adult learners are more mature and focused than their younger counterparts, instructors must have certain skills to maintain adult-learner motivation in the classroom. In the law enforcement profession, this concept impacts the relationship between the field training officer (FTO) and the trainee. To ensure effective instruction, FTOs should tailor their training to meet the learning style of recruits. More

World Market for E-Learning Projected to Exceed $52.6 Billion by 2010
from Global Industry Analysts
E-Learning has emerged as an imperative tool to impart knowledge in the academic as well as corporate sectors. Given its obvious advantages in terms of cost reduction, simplified training programs, flexibility and convenience, E-Learning is poised to become an integral component of information dissemination. Backed by several favorable trends, the world E-Learning market is projected to exceed $52.6 billion by 2010. More

How Rigorous Should Your Training Evaluation Be?
from AllBusiness
When faced with how to conduct a proper training evaluation, correctional administrators, training directors and trainers must overcome several obstacles, as well as make informed choices from among a variety of different evaluation designs, options and recommendations. Unfamiliar terms and concepts, such as quasi-experimental design, control groups, probability samples, pretests and post-tests, can further complicate matters. Today, many correctional organizations are faced with budget cuts due to a declining economy and revenue shortfalls. Often the first item to be eliminated from a shrinking budget is training evaluation, followed next by training. However, evaluation becomes even more important when funds are tight. The following are benefits of conducting a training evaluation: More

Why ELearning Is Such a Powerful Training Approach
from Thought Search
Over the past two decades we have seen a significant shift twoards eLearning - especially in areas where the focus is on vocational training and the acquiring of job-related skills. Many of these skills have a large computer-oriented component, so that makes eLearning especially appropriate for this type of training. More

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