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NUMMI plant workers require 'serious retraining' for potential solar jobs
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Cleantech is touted as one of the Bay Area's growing economic engines in California, but it remains to be seen whether it can take the 4,700 workers from the soon-to-close Fremont auto plant along for the ride. Hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars have filtered into or been sought by Silicon Valley companies, with Fremont, Calif., based Solyndra Inc. receiving a $535 million loan to build a second manufacturing plant that would hire 1,000 permanent workers and meet a $2 billion backlog of orders. More

Are you going to be there? Let's meet & greet!
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IACET will be presenting at a couple industry conferences this year and would love to have an opportunity to meet, greet and network with our members. Please let us know if you will be in attendance at any one of the following conferences by sending an email to Event details to follow.

1. American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) – May 16-19 in Chicago
2. American Water Works Association (AWWA) – June 20-24 in Chicago

IACET member spotlight
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Would you be interested in sharing about your organization and experiences with IACET and your fellow Authorized Providers? Well this is your opportunity to shine and connect with your peers in the continuing education and training field. If interested please contact IACET staff at and we will provide you the information you need to spotlight your organization. More

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

IACET's "How to Become an Authorized Provider" Workshop
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As a renewing AP, we encourage you to participate in an Authorized Provider workshop to learn about the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard and the AP application process. To register for an upcoming workshop, please click on the link below. If you cannot remember your registration code, please contact us at

April 23 - Atlanta, GA
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 7 - Champlin, MN
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June 4 – Hyde Park, NY
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Training, education for next-generation nuclear work force begins to surge
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Until recently, the University of New Mexico's chemical and nuclear engineering program struggled to attract students. But with nuclear energy on the rise again, student enrollment is booming, said Robert Busch, program adviser and coordinator for undergraduates. "Ten years ago, we had just a handful of students, but this semester, we're up to almost 50," Busch said. "I believe a lot more will join the program next year." More

Online learning tools for continuing education
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Online learning tools have virtually eliminated the need to attend traditional brick and mortar schools, when enrolled in continuing education programs. Advances in technology have resulted in numerous online tools that are free to users today, along with being user friendly. These tools have created rich educational opportunities for anyone with a computer and access to the Internet, especially lifelong learners. More

Buy-in helps two states win race to top
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Delaware and Tennessee beat out 14 other finalists to win the first-round competition for $4 billion in Race to the Top Fund grants, as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered on promises that he would set a "very, very high bar" for the economic-stimulus money. More

Advantages of online vocational education
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Online vocational education is a valuable tool that adult learners are using to improve their professional knowledge or obtain training to enter a new career. These distance learning programs are increasingly popular among adults, primarily because of convenience and the ability to enroll in courses that meet educational and career objectives. This vocational training provides skills employers really want and prepare adults for the current job market. More

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