The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a national nonprofit that works at all levels within the higher education, public and private sectors to make it easier for people to get the education and training they need.
The leader in linking learning and work, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) pursues work at all levels within the public and private sectors to enhance learning opportunities for adults around the world.
At the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), everything we do supports one goal: making it easier for people to get the education and training they need. We do this by finding practical ways to link people’s education to their jobs or future careers. We also support ways to link learning from their work and life experiences to their educational goals—so they earn their degrees and credentials faster. Here are the specific ways CAEL works to help adults get the education they need:
This guide is intended to serve as a resource for state leaders who wish to promote PLA policy, whether through new higher education policy or through legislation. It includes background information on PLA and why a state- or systemwide approach can be helpful, information on the kinds of policies that other states and systems are adopting, and case studies of both general approaches to state- or systemwide PLA and approaches designed specifically to benefit veterans.
According to research from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, students earning PLA credit take an average of 9.9 more course credits than their peers and are 2.5 times more likely to graduate.