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A weekly round-up of everything relating to professional learning. We cover legislation affecting professional development, government funding opportunities for employee learning, emerging technologies shaping corporate learning, and awards and conferences relevant to the talent development community.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2017
Last updated: 3/1/2019

Training Top 125 Rankings, Professional Development in Indiana and Training for Deskless Workers

In 10 days Training magazine will reveal the ranking of their Training Top 125 winners for the learning industry awards. The winners consist of the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Nurse Apprenticeships

Educational institutions, federal governments and local governments are joining together to create nursing apprenticeships so that students can earn money and gain real experience while continuing to go to school.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

VR Training, Training Funds and Sexual Harassment Training

The Walmart located in Leicester Massachusetts has taken major steps in using virtual-reality to train their employees.The assistant store manager, Scott M.Pelletier, received virtual-reality training in Walmart Academy on the deli, bakery, and produce departments. In addition he received virtual-reality training to prepare him for Black Friday, which he claimed was very similar to the real thing.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Microlearning, Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

One of the most commonly used buzzwords in the training industry, “microlearning”, has officially been trademarked by the education technology company Grovo – granted by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

VR Training and Tech Apprenticeships

The next big name in training services – Virtual Reality – is expected to generate $260 million in 2018 and grow to a shocking $6.3 billion in 2022. Many training organizations are starting to notice the benefits in utilizing Virtual Reality Systems for their services, triggering this astronomical growth.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Corporate Learning Week, Apprenticeships Executive Order

The 5th Corporate Learning Week took place this past week from November 13-16 in Dallas, Texas. Made for and by Learning and Development leaders, the mission of Corporate Learning Week is to provide the strategies necessary to increase effectiveness within the business, create a more productive workforce and faster organizational growth. 

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Lawmakers Call for Sexual Harassment Training

As allegations of sexual harassment in Capital Hill continue to take light, mandatory training is being called into action for members of congress. The House and Senate Lawmakers aren’t wasting any time to mandate sexual harassment training.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

States Push for Teacher PD, Senate Rejects Teacher Budget Cuts

Mandatory training, required by states, means that principles, teachers and other school leaders will find an increase in opportunities to develop their leadership skills, perform their job better and advance in their career.

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U.S. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

US L&D report 2019 - Benchmark your Workplace Learning

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