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For Immediate Release (01-45)
Date: July 18, 2001
Contact: Ken Nelson, 240-567-5257; Steve Simon, 240-567–7952

Montgomery College Earns
Continuing Education Provider Distinction
International Association for CE and Training Lauds College Unit

Montgomery College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education unit recently earned "authorized provider" distinction from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Montgomery College is the first community college in Maryland to earn this designation, which reflects the highest standard of professionalism in lifelong learning.

An authorized provider is an organization that awards the IACET continuing education unit (CEU), based on IACET quality criteria. Organizations who wish to be considered for authorization must submit materials for review by the IACET Authorized Provider Commission, receive a site visit for verification from a trained site visitor, and sign a letter of agreement to adhere to IACET criteria. Authorized providers use both the IACET and authorized provider logos.

Based in Washington, D.C., the IACET has been setting standards for continuing education and training for more than 30 years. The IACET is the founder of the CEU, and is a nationally recognized organization in standards development. The IACET is responsible for promoting quality continuing education and training.

The College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education unit, which provides corporate, long-distance, and personal development training and education to more than 26,000 enrollments a year, is an internationally recognized leader in providing lifelong learning opportunities for community and business success.

For more information on how to receive continuing education units for training, call Senior Program Director Sandy Sonner at 240-567-7913, or log on to www.montgomerycollege.edu and then click on Explore MC and go to Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

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