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IACET is seeking nonprofit and government representatives to join the ICSD!
The ICSD is responsible for the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. The function of the ICSD includes the maintenance and development of effective practice standards for continuing education and training and the promotion and publication of research that aids in development of new standards for CE/T or revision of the existing standard. These voluntary positions on the ICSD are two-year terms and must be approved by the IACET Board of Directors. More
Top 10 Training Resources in 2012
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The training is over ... Now what?
Kirkpatrick Partners Share
A former co-worker of Wendy's used to say, "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" Most of us are so busy that it's difficult to be systematic about good program design and execution. If you have followed the advice in this quick tip series and planned your training program with on-the-job application in mind, your post-program activities are already in place for you. More
Submit your IACET webinar proposal today — Deadline is Dec. 28
IACET would like to invite you to submit a presentation proposal for our monthly Connection webinars. IACET's Connection webinars are available free of charge to Authorized Providers and individual members, and covers topics ranging from learning outcomes to best practices in continuing education and training. More
The key skills today's employers desire
eSchool News Share
Education stakeholders are quick to champion students' need for "21st century skills" — but what do employers say they want students to learn? And, how should schools adapt as a result? Shifting workplace structures have led many companies to covet a new kind of employee, said Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21. In the 1950s through the 1970s, workplaces were more authoritarian, and employees were taught loyalty and obeyed management's direction. But as workplaces have changed and "flattened," eliminating several management positions, employers are seeking workers who are self-directed, able to solve problems, and can manage their time and productivity, Kay said. More
Skills gap crisis: From students to the unemployed to current workers
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It's difficult to determine what facts are the most disturbing about our nation's skills gap: The fact that U.S. students recently finished 25th in math and 17th in science in the ranking of 31 countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The fact that 600,000 manufacturing jobs have gone unfilled during a prolonged period of high unemployment, because businesses cannot find workers with the basic math, science and technical competencies. A deficiency, of course, that dampens business growth. More
What keeps employees from pursuing postgraduate education?
Education is a key that unlocks many doors. It has been well established that individuals who have higher levels of education earn more income over their lifetimes than those with less education. College education and postgraduate pursuits are important indicators of future achievements. In fact, it is estimated that people who hold master's degrees earn nearly $20,000 more per year than their bachelor's-level peers. For employees, the decision whether to take on the added challenge of postgraduate education is a significant one. First, they must consider how their additional responsibilities will affect their current job position and ability to advance. More
Study investigates how lifelong learning is essential to continued employability
An EU study has been launched to research the importance of lifelong learning and its impact in the workplace. Research to date has generated little evidence on how human capital is created through lifelong learning activities by individuals, companies and public bodies across Europe. To change this, 25 researchers have been assigned to the LLLight'in'Europe project. This project will have funding allocation of EUR 2.65 million from the European Commission's Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. More