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ACT-IAC Announces New Professional Development Program

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FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced its Associates Program aimed at providing professional development to an underserved segment of the government and industry community – new professionals entering government agencies and information technology (IT) companies.

“The Associates Program is another way that ACT-IAC is listening to the needs of our members in government and industry,” said Kenneth Allen, ACT-IAC Executive Director. “Executives from both constituencies have asked us to help them teach their newest employees about the culture of the federal community. New employees don't always have a broad perspective of how things work, and the Associates Program will help them get up the learning curve more rapidly.”

The Associates Program will give newer professional employees training in elements of culture and protocol not available in any existing courses. The emphasis will be on developing behavioral and communications skills to help portray a polished and professional individual brand. ACT-IAC created the Program to help future leaders absorb some of the lessons not taught in college to accelerate their career growth.

The Program will run from February through November 2013. Applications are being accepted now until December 15, 2012.

For more information on the 2013 Associates Program, and to access the application form, please visit www.actgov.org/education/Associates.

About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Collaboration, Education and Action

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community's public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC's objective, vendor and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in the Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).

Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at www.actgov.org or call 703-208-4800.

Sage Communications (for ACT-IAC)
Marco Carranza, 703-584-0958
mcarranza@aboutsage.com

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