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The Big Money: Maybe it's job retraining that needs to be retooled
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In 2009, the Department of Labor spent a little more than $4 billion on adult workplace training; about one-fifth of that came from the stimulus package. Millions of Americans are undergoing such training every year; those numbers are supplemented by state-run programs such as Michigan's "No Worker Left Behind." And what are workers being retrained to do? It seems that a significant portion of the money is aligned with President Obama's political goals, including "green jobs" and health-care industry jobs. But the Times article makes clear that current job retraining is inadequate, and hints that it may never really work. So why doesn't the training produce its intended results? More

TaskStream offers evidencing learning for continuing education and training
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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. TaskStream is pleased to announce a webinar on Aug. 31, 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. To learn more, visit or e-mail More

The IACET CET Connection now available as an iPhone app
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IACET understands the need to deliver timely, relevant industry news to its members and other CET professionals. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IACET CET Connection, the association committed itself to delivering this news to members and other CET professionals. That partnership has now expanded to provide another convenient avenue to receive this information. The IACET CET Connection is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.

Simply search "MultiBriefs" in the App Store and download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the IACET feed from the "Business Management" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like the e-mail news brief you’ve become accustomed to, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date. As always, feedback is appreciated and is important to the success of the app. Feel free to rate the application in the App Store.

Top young trainers - 2010
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Budget and staff cuts in 2009 forced many young training professionals to do more with less, flex their leadership muscle, and create new cost-effective training solutions. Based on the nominations we received for Training magazine's 2010 Top Young Trainer awards program, they responded to the challenge admirably. Our judges found it a difficult task to choose the winners out of so many deserving nominations. For the third year, we are pleased to recognize the outstanding talents, accomplishments, and leadership exhibited by 40 learning professionals age 40 and under. More

IACET Summer Discounts Available
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IACET wants to help you save some extra money on the application fee when you submit your renewal application by the following dates:

Submit by:
- Aug. 31, 2010 - $150 off
- Sept. 30, 2010 - $100 off

How to design a personal lifelong learning plan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The habits of successful lifelong learners are correlated with learning contracts as a foundation for creating a continuing education action plan. How to design a personal lifelong learning plan begins with accepting responsibility for one's own learning. Once this happens, a successful plan should focus on learning as a future investment, just like investing in a 401K plan or changing jobs for higher pay to support financial stability. The basis of this continuing education is the regular gathering of new knowledge through personal experiences, along with formal and self-directed education environments. More

Interactive training helps companies better manage group disability and leave programs
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Liberty Mutual, an IACET AP, has developed an online training program that provides human resource professionals and front-line managers with a better understanding of the fundamentals of disability and leave programs. The online Benefits Done RightSM educational series from Liberty Mutual, provided at no cost to customers, highlights short-term and long-term disability, return-to-work and leave administration. More

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