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New job sectors 'dazzling' in 2011
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Unemployed and underemployed workers who are "sick and tired" of being "sick and tired" can jump-start their careers in 2011 if they are willing to do their part to keep up with changing times. "The future is bright if job seekers can figure out how to align continuing education with America's areas of successful innovation," says Mary Walshok, Ph.D., a sociologist and dean of continuing education at UC San Diego. "The array of job opportunities is dazzling for workers who are willing to be retrained." More

Call for 2011 IACET volunteers
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IACET's volunteer opportunities bring together training profession leaders to explore the many facets of the CE/T industry. IACET relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its many programs, events and accreditation services. Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today. More

Random thoughts from 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's the end of the year and it's a good time to sit back and reflect on some of the things the industry has taught us this year. No question these thoughts are random, following no specific theme. But they will likely strike a chord with many of you. More

San Diego Continuing Education program to train in green technology
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San Diego Continuing Education is launching a program designed to help train people in green technology. The effort, funded through California's Clean Energy Workforce Training Program, will be offered at the STAR Center in the San Diego Community College District's Educational Cultural Complex in Mountain View, Calif. 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

New Jersey Assembly to vote on job training bill
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Jobless New Jersey residents may soon be able to receive training from potential employers without jeopardizing their unemployment benefits. The measure, scheduled to go before the full Assembly this week, is part of a multi-bill package that proponents say will create jobs and boost New Jersey's economy. More

10 ways to survive a nightmare online learning course    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Ten ways to survive a nightmare course provides strategies for dealing with a difficult online learning situation. Problems may develop with any online course, due to causes beyond your control. Some problems include incompatible technology, continual course learning management system problems, e-mail problems or bewildering directions and assignments. Regardless of the situation, there are many things you can do to overcome this less than happy experience and turn it a positive outcome. More

How next-generation automotive engineers are educated
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The new generation of cars won't necessarily be thought up by the engineers who have spent their careers improving the combustible engine. That's technology whose time is fading. Foreseeing that eventuality, United States and Canadian government agencies and industry megaplayer General Motors have developed a program—EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge—to push students and their universities to re-engineer both vehicles and curriculum to address new modes of automotive design. Along the way EcoCAR has also helped students get a jump start into their chosen professions, changed the way car companies hire graduates, and offered up fresh ideas to professionals in the businesses that cater to the automotive segment. More

Job training program changes lives
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While growing up in the South Bronx, N.Y., Fernando Santiago struggled in school and wound up in special education classes. Although he could learn quickly through hands-on instruction and repetition, it was tough for him to find a job as an adult—until he turned to Fedcap for help. Fedcap, with headquarters in Manhattan, N.Y., is a nonprofit that provides training, job placement and employment to those with mental, physical, educational or economic disadvantages. About 25 agencies and programs in New York City refer job seekers to the organization. More

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