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Carpenters, Welders and Plumbers – oh my!

The U.S. is not investing as much money and time in technical skills development as other nations, according to a recent book Closing America's Job Gap (W Business Books, January 2011). Shortages of skilled workers -- electricians, carpenters, plumbers and welders -- are acute in...

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Training will save the American economy!

According to a recent report by University of California (San Diego) faculty, training and re-training the American workforce will save America’s economy. Ok, they didn’t exactly say that – but it was close!  According to one of the authors of the report, Henry DeVries, “federal support...

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Are you stuck in a rut?

Do you ever feel, as a trainer, you are doing things by rote? You understand and implement ADDIE in your sleep. You can make PowerPoint sing. You rattle off the 5 levels of training evaluation and know who actually created level 5…. Every once in awhile,...

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The “value” of education?

We just came upon this in a blog called Education Watch International: There were two brothers from a famous family. One did very well at school while the other was a duffer. Which one went on the be acclaimed as the "Greatest Briton"? It was the...

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