Economic Development

Let the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) help you bridge the gap between workforce and economic development efforts to ensure that your local workforce is trained and ready for existing and upcoming jobs.

Connect Your Work to Economic Development Efforts

Workforce development supports economic goals, but sometimes a direct link to economic development initiatives is missing. CAEL bridges the gap by helping you:
  • Learn Their Business—CAEL helps you understand what economic developers think about and measure, so you can align your efforts with their goals.
  • Get Together—Regular meetings between workforce and economic developers can be a boon to your community. CAEL helps you define how collaboration will support both workforce and economic development goals.
Contact us to discuss ways to link your efforts to economic development.


Targeting Public Infrastructure for Job Growth

CAEL developed a comprehensive workforce infrastructure plan for the Central California Workforce Collaborative.


July 12, 2012

Do global companies need local education providers?

Much of CAEL’s work focuses on how communities can and must help individuals identify and pursue learning opportunities that specifically address the talent needs of local businesses and sectors.

December 14, 2011

Connecting Education, Workforce, and Economic Development

How are regions and communities connecting their education, workforce and economic development counterparts?