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2010 IACET award nominations deadline: Friday, July 16
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IACET is seeking nominations for the 2010 Exemplar and Distinguished Service Awards. The IACET Awards honor deserving individuals, projects, or programs that have significantly contributed to the field of continuing education and training. IACET members are invited to submit self-nominations or nominations for other AP programs. 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

Evidencing learning for continuing education and training
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TaskStream is pleased to announce a webinar on July 28 at 3 p.m. EDT to demonstrate their turnkey, Web-based solution for addressing the needs of the IACET community. To register for the webcast, please visit the registration page here. More

General Physics' Homeland Security, Defense & Emergency Management Group becomes authorized provider of IACET CEUs
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Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation, the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation announced that its Homeland Security, Defense & Emergency Management group has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. More

Train the trainer, before training others
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One of the biggest misconceptions in the learning development world is if you are a subject matter expert in something that you can be a trainer. Not everyone that really "knows their stuff" make good trainers, facilitators, teachers or even the people that design training materials. Just because you know about something does not mean you know how to help others learn it well enough to perform the same tasks. The secret to successful training is training the trainers before they train others. More

Adult education: Factors that influence a curriculum change
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What governs the development of a new curriculum or revising an existing one? What type of needs should be taken in to account? How can a needs analysis be done? What should follow such a needs analysis?...etc. A needs analysis is required in order to improve the relevance and the appropriateness of an educational program. Any learning program that we come across will have its own set of expectations and would have derived through many inputs on why this program should be there in the first place. More

Government of Canada invests in skills development and workplace safety
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Canadian manufacturing workers and businesses will benefit from a Government of Canada investment in a literacy and essential skills development project. The Honorable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labor, together with Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Erindale, made the announcement on behalf of the Honorable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. More

Grants provide Asheville, N.C.'s homeless vets with job training
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At a recent White House forum of the U.S. Interagency Council of Homelessness, Labor Hilda L. Solis announced 97 grants, totaling more than $24 million, to provide approximately 14,000 veterans with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. More

College of Microscopy in Westmont,, Ill., Changes its name to Hooke College of Applied Sciences
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The college will expand its courses and programs beyond the realm of microscopy, and offer a wide range of hands-on, science-based, educational programs to adult professionals, college students, and advanced placement high school students. The new programs will include courses relevant to current and future technical occupations in chemistry, biology and microscopy with an emphasis on materials analysis, course tracks leading to professional certificates, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in collaboration with Chicagoland area colleges and universities. More

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