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linking learning and work for adult learners, employers and the communities they serve

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ABOUT CAEL

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.
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Adult Learner 360 helps your college or university map the route to adult student success. Made up of two surveys, one for institutions and one for adult students, Adult Learner 360 compares institutional perceptions against adult students' using CAEL's Ten Principles for Effectively Serving Adult Learners.

Map the route to adult student success.

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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:
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Chicago Adult Learner Academy
April 23rd, 2018 - April 27th, 2018
The following workshops will be offered at the Adult Learner Academy: Faculty Assessor Training; PLA Master Class; Focusing on the Outcomes: Designing and Assessing Course Outcomes through PLA; Applying PLA to Military Student Degree Plans; Addressing Accessibility and Usability; and Design That Welcomes Your Learners.
PLA Workshop 3 - Prior Learning Assessment
April 30th - June 3rd
PLA Workshop 3 is the third course in the four-part Prior Learning Assessment Certificate Program. This online course looks at administering and assuring quality in PLA programs.
Faculty Assessor Training
May 7th, 2018
Online Faculty Assessor Training workshops prepare faculty to draw on introductory information and concepts about prior learning assessment (PLA) and then serve as portfolio assessors.
What is Prior Learning Assessment Process Mapping?
May 17th, 2018

This webinar will cover “PLA Process Mapping,” which helps institutions see what happens to students as they learn about prior learning assessment and pass through the various departments at your institution. You will learn how to  identify disconnects or confusing processes, and map a vision for the future.

LATEST NEWS

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The Hartford aims to stem worker shortage with call-center apprentices
February 12th, 2018
Business Champions member The Hartford is featured in an article on its work supporting the front-line workforce.
CAEL partners with Strada
CAEL Partners with Strada to Help Adult Learners
January 22nd, 2018
CAEL joins InsideTrack, Roadtrip Nation, College Confidential, DXtera Institute, Education at Work and Student Connections as affiliate members of Strada.
December 13th, 2017
ECMC's Jennifer Zeisler shared her insight on hot button topics affecting adult learners at CAEL's 2017 Conference last month in San Diego.
December 7th, 2017
New article calls CAEL/Burning Glass Technologies' “Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region” a "wake-up call to employers, educators and civic leaders."