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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
In January of this year, there was a renewed optimism and enthusiasm (especially in the Senate) for something significant to be achieved in this bill. Earlier this year, ASTD went up to the...
ATD Blog
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. A couple of...
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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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ATD Blog
Thursday, May 5, 2011
ETA announces the availability of approximately $240 million in funds for an H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants program. H-1B technical skills training grants are financed by a user fee...
ATD Blog
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. The final bill...
ATD Blog
Friday, March 25, 2011
Members of ASTDs Public Policy Council headed back to Washington, DC to discuss training initiatives with leaders from the Department of Labors Employment and Training Administration (ETA)...
ATD Blog
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
ASTD was back on Capitol Hill last week. We met with labor staff of Senator Careys office from Pennsylvania.
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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...
ATD Blog
Friday, January 21, 2011
DOL announces that up to $2 billion in training grants are availalble. This is an excellent opportunity for ASTD members to engage and partner with the public workforce system to help meet...
ATD Blog
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
In 1978, Congress passed the Revenue Act and as part of that Act, the employer-provided edcuational assistance was created. Section 127 of the IRS code gives employers these opportunities:...
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Employee Learning Week. Some businesses are hosting learning fairs, others are holding lunch learn events, still others...
ATD Blog
Monday, November 8, 2010
The midterm elections in 2011 were historic is some ways. Though jobs and the economy are still high on everyones agenda, Congress needs to make some decisions soon on the budget and other...
Press Release
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
On September 30th, through a torrential downpour in our nations capital, members of ASTD went up to Capitol Hill to advocate for effective training and development legislation. Members were...
Press Release
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In a post last week, I mentioned that the winter 2010 issue of The Public Manager was ginning up some excellent media coverage, including a nice article in the Washington Post. The winter...
Press Release
Thursday, January 14, 2010
ASTD surveyed 1,179 companies and found that 79 percent of them say they face a skills gap. Recognizing the extraordinary circumstances, ASTD conducted new research and the results are...
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
In todays issue of The Washington Post, Federal Diary writer Joe Davidson calls out some content from the forthcoming issue of The Public Manager in his reporting about the Obama...
Press Release
Monday, August 23, 2010
The site is very specific on who is eligible and how the resources available for OJT are to be used. For those local areas that have not started a program, the site is very useful and user...
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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. This is certainly an...
ATD Blog
Thursday, July 15, 2010
ASTD has become an approved training provider in the District of Columbia, New York, and Virginia. In both New York and Virginia, approval has been granted state-wide, so any customer using...
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Monday, May 24, 2010
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. The first was on the...
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