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New research shows students not getting the right skills for work and life
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Microsoft Corp. announced the preliminary findings of its multi-country Innovative Teaching and Learning Research, which shows that students can get the skills they need for work and life in the 21st century through school, but in practice, they rarely do. While education leaders consistently call for change, educational policies and systems in most countries have not yet provided clear definitions of 21st century skills, or guidance to teachers on how to teach and assess these skills. More

Top 10 project management trends for 2011
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ESI International, an IACET Authorized Provider which provides project management learning, revealed its Top 10 Global Project Management Trends for 2011, assembled by a panel of consultants and senior executives. Key themes include building the project manager's influence, accelerating new leadership and communication skills and increased use of informal learning approaches such as social media and experiential training. More

SBA announces grant funding to increase contracting opportunities for small businesses under new pilot program
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The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant funding proposals from eligible and well-established national organizations interested in providing training, guidance, counseling, mentoring and procurement assistance to small businesses in teaming arrangements, which may be in the form of a joint venture or prime and subcontractor relationship, under its new Small Business Teaming Pilot Program. More

Social media learning on rise, but not without skepticism
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While 81 percent of respondents believe that social media offer valuable learning opportunities for their workforce, lower productivity, security and quality of source were cited as significant concerns, reported The CARA Group, in its recently released study "How Informal Learning Is Transforming the Workplace: A Pulse Survey on Social Media's Impact on Informal Workplace Learning." More

AIAG becomes authorized provider of IACET CEUs
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The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded AIAG 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. 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

Improving your customer service environment with e-learning
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Customer service is often the most misunderstood, underfunded, and disconnected area of the corporation. These limitations are to the detriment of the enterprise however, and a refined and technologically proficient customer service staff will ultimately help improve the bottom line. More

IBM receives $300,000 for training
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The Department of Economic Development will allocate $300,000 to IBM in Columbia, Mo. The money will be used to help train 80 workers. Sen. Kurt Schaefer announced the transfer, on Jan. 18. The funds are the result of IBM's participation in the Missouri Customized Training Program through the department's Center for Workforce Development. 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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