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Giving thanks to our IACET volunteers
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner there is no better time for us to give thanks to those people who give so much to the IACET organization; our volunteers. Our volunteers continually devote their time to IACET and we are so grateful to work with such a wonderful group of people. They inspire us with their good work and great ideas each and every day. We could not have done it all without them. More

Reviving the military's golden age of leadership development
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Today's combat leaders, also known as tomorrow's cohort of generals and admirals, are as operationally and tactically competent as any in our history. But in a period of reduced resources in defense, we need to raise leaders for whom a broken play is an opportunity not a failure. And for this, we must return to and rejuvenate the kind of leader development some commanders adopted before 9/11. More

US workers under pressure to improve skills, but need more support from employers
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The majority (55 percent) of workers in the U.S. report they are under pressure to develop additional skills to be successful in their current and future jobs, but only 21 percent say they have acquired new skills through company-provided formal training during the past five years, according to a study released by Accenture. More

Redefining the 'e' in e-learning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The focus is no longer on how technology makes learning more efficient. The focus is now on the learning itself and how we can enhance it. Learning is being executed via many channels and approaches whether it's in a formal, informal or social context. More

Audatex, a Solera Company, sponsor of IACET
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Audatex North America, Inc., a Solera Company and a sponsor of IACET, is a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and collision repair industry. It provides insurers, collision repair facilities and automotive parts recyclers with the tools, information and knowledge to compete and succeed in today's fast-changing business environment. To learn more contact Audatex, a Solera Company at training@audatex.US. More

Syracuse University research grant opportunity
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Syracuse University Library's Special Collections Research Center invites applications for adult education research grants. The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library invites applicants to its Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Research Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its fifth year. Up to $5,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2012 to researchers wishing to use the adult education collections in SCRC's Charters Library. More

APTA reauthorized to provide IACET CEUs
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The International Association for Continuing Education and Training recently reauthorized the American Physical Therapy Association's status as an Authorized Provider. This designation allows APTA to offer IACET Continuing Education Units, as well as ensures licensing agencies and the physical therapy community of the quality of APTA's products and serves as a benchmark for continuing education for the profession. More

United pilots say airline rushes training, jeopardizing safety; 3 almost landed without wheels
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pilots at United Airlines say that poor training is causing safety problems, including three flights that almost landed without putting their wheels down. United pilots are learning new procedures for flying their planes, which can be a big adjustment. The United branch of the Air Line Pilots Association released a 105-page report on safety issues recently. More

Survey: Job training programs falling short
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Government programs to bridge a huge skills gap in the U.S. jobs market are failing as most were not designed to equip unemployed workers with skills needed to land a job in a new field, according to a study. The findings of the study by the Parthenon Group, an advisory firm based in Boston, are worrying given that job retraining has been promoted as the solution to the country's chronic unemployment problem. More

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