The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of
Labor (DOL), announced the availability of approximately $125 million
in grant funds for Community-Based Job Training Grants. Community-Based
Job Training Grants will be awarded through a competitive process to
support workforce training for high-growth/high-demand industries
through the national system of community and technical colleges. Funds
will be awarded to individual public community and technical colleges,
community college districts, state community college systems, and
One-Stop Career Centers to support or engage in a combination of
capacity building and training activities for the purpose of building
the capacity of community colleges to train individuals for careers in
high-growth/high-demand industries in the local and/or regional




According to a report by Global Industry Analysts Inc., “eLearning: A Global Strategic Business Report,” e-learning is on the rise, and demand for it is expected to
exceed $52.6 billion by 2010 worldwide.Additionally, the study said e-learning solutions are being incorporated in a large variety of informational and training applications at many corporations.E-learning is now the method companies use second-most often to deploy learning and development, according to the study.

More and more products are available from various content, service
and technology providers, but interoperability has been a challenge —
the study said a lack of interoperable standards has the potential to
stunt the growth, which might have started already.

The study also found the U.S. e-learning market is the world’s
largest, as its 2007 revenues are expected to exceed $17.5 billion.
Further, the U.S. corporate e-learning market share is more than 60
percent. Read more …


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