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Turning 50, Invest High School Program Eyes Apprenticeships for Independent Agencies

A new apprenticeship program aimed at attracting and developing talent in the independent agency system is being rolled out by an insurance education organization that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Invest, the insurance education program affiliated with the Independent …

Wisconsin Easing Restrictions on Online Insurance Education, Proctoring

In response to the health emergency brought by the spread of COVID-19, Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) is making temporary changes to requirements for delivering online courses and online course proctoring. OCI now will allow providers to …

Counselor: Students ‘Excited’ About Insurance After Zurich’s Apprenticeship Summit

Despite having established its earn-and-learn apprenticeship program in the U.S. several year ago, insurer Zurich North America for the first time hosted an Apprenticeship Week Summit for high school students last fall. With a goal of attracting 85 high school …

Big I Education Director Boggs Takes on Expanded Role in Risk Management

Chris Boggs, executive director of education for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big I), is adding risk management to his title and responsibilities. Boggs’s new role combines his current position of Big I Virtual University executive director, …

Michigan State, AF Group Partner on Master’s Certificate in Quantitative Risk Analytics

Lansing, Mich.-based AF Group and Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Statistics and Probability have teamed up to offer a master’s-level certificate in Quantitative Risk Analytics exclusively to AF Group teammates. The partnership was formed through the collaborative efforts of …

Kaufman Institute Opens Its Personalized Insurance Learning Hub to Industry

Adult learners want a personalized educational journey — one in which they are able to choose what they want to learn, as well as when and how they want to learn it. That’s the premise behind the Kaufman Institute, a …

Illinois Insurance Agents Group Launches New Pre-Licensing Program

The Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program, an education training program operated by the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL), is now available for Illinois professionals looking to enter the insurance industry and for agencies and companies looking to add …

ICT’s ‘Speed Interviews’ Connect Texas College Students with Insurance Pros

On July 11, the Insurance Council of Texas’ (ICT’s) 4th Annual Speed Interview and Network Session connected students from universities across Texas with 23 insurance companies and agencies. “The speed interview session is a great opportunity for students and companies,” …

3 Steps in Maximizing ROI on Learning

One of the questions that we get more often than I’m comfortable with is, “Do you provide continuing education credit?” The answer, for better or worse, is no, we don’t. You may disagree with our decision, but that’s what we …

30 Texas University Students Receive Insurance Council Scholarships

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation has awarded a total of $40,000 in academic scholarships to 30 students studying insurance and risk management at five Texas universities. The students attend the University of Houston Main, the University of …