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June 10, 2009
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IACET Election Time is Here – Cast Your Vote Today!
from IACET
Attention IACET Members: Please vote for the President-elect position, the Secretary position and three Board of Director positions. This election is to replace Board of Directors and officers whose terms expire in September, 2009. Elected individuals assume office in September, 2009. More

2009 IACET Award Nominations!
from IACET
IACET is seeking nominations for the 2009 Exemplar and Distinguished Service Awards. The IACET Awards honor deserving individuals, projects, or programs that have significantly contributed to the field of continuing education and training. IACET members are invited to submit self-nominations or nominations for other AP programs. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, June 30, 2009. More

Call for ICSD (IACET Council on Standards Development) Members
from IACET
The IACET Council on Standards Development (ICSD) is seeking candidates to fill the Chair* and Vice-Chair* roles in addition to the following four interest categories below.

  • Non-Profit – 2 available positions
  • For-Profit – 2 available positions
  • Government - 1 available position
  • General Interest/Other – 1 available position

New Skills Could Boost Job Opportunities
from Norwich Evening News
With more people out of work competing over the few vacant positions, having the right skills can be key to securing future employment. But help could be at hand thanks to a range of courses on offer through Norfolk County Council's Adult Education Services England, designed to meet the tough challenges of today's business world. More

Putting it All Together
from The Free Library
In these challenging and fast-moving economic times, our focus naturally turns to job creation as our most pressing need. For low-income individuals and workers who have been even more negatively affected by the recession than other groups, we should not lose sight of the long-term need for skills acquisition as the gateway to good-paying jobs. The downturn in the economy may well present excellent opportunities to invest in developing people's potential to compete for the new kinds of jobs that we expect will emerge when the economy begins its inevitable upturn. More

Asynchronous Discussion Forums: Success Factors, Outcomes, Assessments, and Limitations
from BNET
The process of discussions is a critical dimension of the learning process. Moreover, the learning experience itself has been shown to be enhanced through the regular participation in discussions. Whether these discussions take place in a traditional classroom or through online teaching using electronic means, their importance is integral to both learner achievement and learner satisfaction. Because of the development of faster computers, improved telecommunications networks, and the development of readily accessible software the availability of courses and programs through online teaching has been growing exponentially. More

'Continuing Education' is Goal of North Central Jersey Association of Realtors Leader
from Daily Record
Cindy Marsh-Tichy has been elected president of the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors for 2009. Marsh-Tichy will lead more than 7,100 Realtor members in Essex, Morris, Union, Somerset and Sussex counties NJ. More

IBEW Green-Job Training Facilities Around the Country Open Doors to Public
from Daily KOS
With renewable energy looking to be the wave of the future, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is letting everyone know that its members are the best-trained green-work force around. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training centers opened its doors to policy makers and members of the public to learn more about the union's extensive green job-training programs. More

Governor Announces Funds for Job Training and Support Services
from Wicked Local
As part of Gov. Deval Patrick's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Suzanne M. Bump announces more than $2.55 million in federal recovery funds to make immediate investments in job training and support services for dislocated workers, low-income youths and adults in Metro areas. More

2,000 Hear About Jobs at Allen Park Film Studio, New Training School
from Free Press Business
Hollywood production executive Jimmy Lifton announced that he plans to open his new Allen Park film studio in October, along with a school to provide job training for the state's burgeoning new industry. More

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