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Virtually Shooting Real Targets

January 9, 2009
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America’s Army is being used to create virtual live-fire shoot houses, which present realistic moving targets that respond to a soldier’s presence and actions.
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Learning to Cross Cultures

January 9, 2009
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In conjunction with live-scenario training, the U.S. Army uses online simulations to prepare its civil affairs and psychological operations personnel for their interactions with civilians in war zones.
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Teaching Future Soldiers

January 8, 2009
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The U.S. Army imparts ‘pre-basic training’ lessons to recruits who have delayed entry into the service. The Army wants them learn about the organization and feel like members of the team, and that’s where the Future Solider Training System comes in.
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Banking on Learning

December 22, 2008
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Will Sutton didn’t set out to run a corporate university, but his background as a banker made him the perfect candidate for the job. North Carolina’s Branch Banking & Trust Co. is reaping the benefits of his skills and approach to training.
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Virtual Training With Real Results

December 7, 2008
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Collaborative real-time virtual training is gaining popularity for many learning applications, particularly those in which the trainee is making on-the-job decisions that can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences.
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TOOL Training Thats a Good Fit

December 2, 2008
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Businesslink.gov.uk, a British government service that’s aimed at helping the nation’s businesses grow, offers a number of suggestions on selecting appropriate training for your company’s needs.
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Adecco Trains Through the Downturn

November 21, 2008
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While many companies see only crises and cuts ahead, Adecco Group North America is using this time as a prime opportunity to beef up the skills of its 6,000 permanent employees.
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Aussie Miners Dig Deep for Talent

November 21, 2008
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Mining is one of the most important industries in Australia, but worker shortages abound. Companies hope training programs will help address the problem.
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Ciscos Global Training Machine

November 20, 2008
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While some multinationals are recalculating the offshore-labor-cost equation, many companies in Central and Eastern Europe are taking a broader view of foreign investment and workforce management.
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Retailers Likely to Limit Part-Time Seasonal Help

November 4, 2008
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Many stores have a core of proven part-timers available on call to staff any store where sales are more active than predicted, though one analyst notes, ‘They’re really counting more on existing full-time staff.’
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