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Monday, November 29, 2010
As many of you already know, the public workforce system (run by local and state workforce boards) currently spends billions annually on a variety of skill training programs. Most of these...
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
ETA announces the availability of approximately $240 million in funds for an H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants program. This grant program is designed to provide education, training,...
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Monday, April 25, 2011
2011 Budget Updates: After months of debate, discussions, hearings and continuing resolutions, the 2011 Federal budget was signed into law by President Obama on April 15th. HR 1473 (the...
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Members of ASTD's Public Policy Council headed back to Washington, DC to discuss training initiatives with leaders from the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA...
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Friday, September 17, 2010
On Labor Day this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) launched the "My Skills, My Future" website ( www.myskillsmyfuture.org) through one of their current websites, Career One Stop (...
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Monday, February 21, 2011
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) is telling the story of the workforce investment system and would like you to share! NAWB recently launched a national communications...
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Friday, January 21, 2011
DOL announces that up to $2 billion in training grants are availalble. They will be used over the next four years. This is an excellent opportunity for ASTD members to engage and partner...
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Since participating in the public workforce system many years ago, I can see the successes that both the organization and individuals have achieved working through it. Unfortunately, many...
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Employee Learning Week. Several ASTD chapters have secured proclamations from their local cities, counties, and states also...
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Monday, November 8, 2010
The midterm elections in 2011 were historic is some ways. Republicans did take over the House and the Democrats still control the Senate. Though jobs and the economy are still high on...
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
On September 30th, through a torrential downpour in our nation's capital, members of ASTD went up to Capitol Hill to advocate for effective training and development legislation. A group of...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
In 1978, Congress passed the Revenue Act; and as part of that Act, the employer-provided edcuational assistance was created. Prior to 1978, only specific "job-related" education was...
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Monday, August 23, 2010
Earlier this summer, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced an online toolkit to help local workforce boards and agencies implement the On the Job Training (OJT) programming through the...
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
ASTD President and CEO Tony Bingham has issued this open letter: The topic of training and its efficacy have been featured in three national newspapers this summer. USA Today opened the...
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
ASTD has become an approved training provider in the District of Columbia, New York, and Virginia. This means that customers in these states who have received public funding for training...
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
ASTD was back on Capitol Hill last week. We met with labor staff of Senator Carey's office from Pennsylvania. We introduced ASTD and explained how we can help the Health, Education, Labor...
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
ASTD surveyed 1,179 companies and found that 79 percent of them say they face a skills gap. 79 percent! Communities, states, regions, and entire nations pay a heavy price when workers lack...
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Hi there. For those of us who attended the International Conference and Expo in Chicago this year, it was great to see the public policy programming and recognition in Chicago. Public...
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ASTD held its annual Awards ceremony last night here in Chicago after a full day of ASTD 2010 conference & exposition activities. Bob Eichinger and Mike Lombardo were presented with the...
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
As many of you know, one of ASTD's top legislative priorities is the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). First passed in 1998, it's long overdue to be reworked. Over the...
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