Career Paths

While climbing the corporate ladder may be the cliché, it’s not the path most people take. Employees make both upward and lateral moves, and lateral moves may be exactly the moves you want them to make.

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) helps you uncover career paths at your organization, in all their upward and sideways complexity, to help employees see where they want to go.

Rely on a Proven Process for Discovering Career Paths

CAEL has a proven process for helping your employees find the right path for them—and for you:
  • Step 1—We begin by identifying the positions you know you will need to fill
  • Step 2—Next, we help you communicate job descriptions and necessary skills and education to your employees so they are prepared to fill the positions
  • Step 3—Finally, we link the educational needs to your employee development strategy to ensure that you are moving people in the right direction

Access Research on Industry-Specific Career Paths

CAEL offers specialized publications and websites for reference:

Healthcare Industry Telecommunications Industry
Contact us to explore career paths in your industry.


June 21, 2012

The Career Lattice


Better Systems for Connecting STEM Training to Jobs

Read about CAEL’s model to satisfy the demand for workers skilled in new energy technologies while providing job seekers with a path to stable employment.

STEM Education through - Helping People Connect to Meaningful Telecom Careers

Read about online career mapping tools for the Telecommunications Industry.


June 13, 2012

Expose Your UnLadder

The corporate ladder - remember when it was the only way to manage a workforce? Advancement was too often tied to tenure, and competence was gained through osmosis.

March 02, 2012

Solar Career Map

Renewable energy has received a lot of coverage lately, and jobs related to renewable energy exist in most sectors of the economy and at all education and skill levels. The new Solar Career Map allows learners to explore an expanding universe of solar-energy jobs, chart possible paths between them, and identify the high-quality training necessary to qualify for them.