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IACET announces the Exemplar and Distinguished Service Award winners
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The International Association for Continuing Education and Training is honored to announce the winners of the Exemplar and Distinguished Service awards which honor and recognize those individuals and programs which have significantly contributed to the field of continuing education and training. More



Research grant opportunity - Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid
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The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library in New York, invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its fourth year. As much as $6,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2011 to researchers in the history and practice of adult education who wish to use the collections in SCRC's Charters Library. The actual amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the research outlined in the applicant's proposal. 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 www.taskstream.com or e-mail info@taskstream.com. More

Obama touts industry-led initiative for job training
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President Barack Obama announced another industry-led education initiative, this time intended to ensure that the nation's community college graduates are well-trained for jobs in U.S. industry. Obama told a meeting of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which includes business and labor leaders, that the Skills for America's Future initiative is a common-sense approach to a broader strategy of improving the ability of U.S. students to compete in the global workforce. More

It's in businesses' interest to build education
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The popular documentary "Waiting for Superman" is bringing much-needed attention to what it calls the "crappy" education of America's children in our public schools. The movie's instant success suggests that a public consensus is emerging for teachers, parents, policymakers and school administrators to put aside parochial concerns and get to work solving the problem. More

Unemployed find old jobs now require more skills
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The jobs crisis has brought an unwelcome discovery for many unemployed Americans: Job openings in their old fields exist. Yet they no longer qualify for them. They're running into a trend that took root during the recession. Companies became more productive by doing more with fewer workers. Some asked staffers to take on a broader array of duties — duties that used to be spread among multiple jobs. Now, someone who hopes to get those jobs must meet the new requirements. More

What is continuing education and what does it involve
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Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Caregivers all belong to professions that need continuing education in order to stay current and licensed. Continuing education is a term that covers a wide array of educational opportunities. Consider a Google search and see the plethora of education based keywords associated with it. The idea of continuing your education can be for the purpose of renewing a credential or certificate or continuing a degree program or pursuing post graduate work. More

Missouri city receives $2.5 million for Work Assistance Program
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The City of Springfield, Mo., has recently been given about $2.5 million in government funding for the Missouri Work Assistance Program. The $2.5 million grant will be used by the Missouri Career Center for a program that helps get people off of government assistance, or welfare. The money originated from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Career Center is operated by the city's Department of Workforce Development. Bill Dowling is the director of the center. He said the money will go toward staffing, transportation, and reimbursement of the program's expenses across a 14 county area. More
 

 
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