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Siemens Reaccredited as an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs
Siemens Industry, Inc. Posted 12/03/2014
Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded reaccreditation status to Siemens. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.
“Siemens is proud of our education programs which provide technical learning and hands-on training to more than 6000 engineering and other technical professionals each year in important safety and technical skills to help our customers maximize their operations and stay on the cutting edge,” stated Gail Norris, Director of Technical Learning Services. Norris added, “Our renewed partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs, and we are very pleased to join such a prestigious organization as well as an elite group of organizations offering excellent continuing education and training programs.”
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Siemens as an Authorized Provider,” stated Sandra L. Williams, PhD, president of IACET and assistant professor and consultant at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL. Williams added, “Siemens joins nearly 500 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”
Siemens offers a full listing of product and software learning opportunities in the following formats:
• Customized Classroom Courses
• Virtual Instructor Led
• Web Based
• Video How-To’s
• Virtual Mentoring
• Full Competency Management Consulting
In order to achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, Siemens completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor. They successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. Siemens has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard, and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, Siemens is now linked to the IACET website and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.
Siemens is committed to closing the skills gap in America and to achieving a sustainable future workforce by providing opportunities in the area of continuing education. The courses Siemens’ offers will give individuals the chance to learn the skills needed for new jobs arising due to the software revolution within manufacturing. The programs offered will strengthen the workforce in skills and understanding as the industry moves toward digitalization.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare, as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world's largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €74.4 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.