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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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RESEARCH COUNTS

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

PLA Workshop
PLA Workshop 1
Jannuary 22nd, 2018
PLA Workshop 1 is the introductory course in the Prior Learning Assessment Certificate Program. This online workshop traverses the landscape of PLA.
Adult Learner Academy - Santa Barbara
February 6th-8th, 2018
CAEL’s Santa Barbara Adult Learner Academy will strengthens institutions' efforts to attract and support the growing population of nontraditional students.
Prior Learning Assessment - PLA - workshop 2
PLA Workshop 2 - Prior Learning Assessment
March 12th, 2018
PLA Workshop 2 builds on the standards and steps of PLA covered in Workshop 1 and provides sufficient practice in the application of the concepts and practices of PLA.

LATEST NEWS

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."
Institutional Service Award
November 11th, 2017
CAEL has named Western Governors University (WGU) as the recipient of its 2017 Institutional Service Award.
opportunities for education and career pathways
October 11th, 2017
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.
paths to robust local workforce
OCTOBER 6th, 2017
James Reddish, workforce development strategist with the CAEL, suggests next steps for finding workers for NY manufacturing jobs.
what happens when learning counts
SEPTEMBER 14th, 2017
Read CAEL's latest report, What Happens When Learning Counts? – Measuring the Benefits of Prior Learning Assessment for the Adult Learner.