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Workforce & Economic Development

  • Improving the social and economic mobility of adult learners
  • Strategic partnership development
  • Data gathering and analysis, strategy development, goal setting, and tracking
  • Accelerating credential completion by recognizing on-the-job and other non-institutional training and by incorporating stackable credentials
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Employers & Industry Groups

  • Develop strategic partnerships with higher education and training providers
  • Develop talent pipelines in partnership with regional stakeholders in workforce development and education
  • Training and education program analysis and improvement
  • Strategies for implementing employee career guidance and support platforms
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Build Staff Capacity

CAEL helps build staff (and faculty) capacity for postsecondary learning providers via à la carte trainings or as part of consulting and program support projects. There are options for self-paced and live/in-person offerings -- a mix of proctored and instructor-led formats.

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Postsecondary Education

  • Credit for prior learning (including PLA)
  • How to engage and support adults
  • Accelerated programs
  • Career and education advising
  • Coaching adult students
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Platforms & Tools

Everything CAEL does is designed to make it easier for people to obtain the education and training they need. We find practical ways to link learning and work, and we offer tools that help adults earn credentials faster. Discover our solutions that can help facilitate your strategic goals, with CAEL by your side every step of the way.

Work Learn Earn

Growing an economy requires a focus on employer needs and upskilling job seekers. With 40+ years of experience in career exploration services, CAEL created our Work Learn Earn® solution to help develop a healthy workforce talent pipeline and connections to employers with open positions.

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PLA Accelerator

Knowledge and professional experience matter, but are enough adult learners experiencing what your prior learning assessment (PLA) programs have to offer? The PLA Accelerator is an interactive questionnaire that streamlines the PLA intake process, making it easy for students to share their education, work, and life experiences.

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Membership & Events

Join the movement! Diverse perspectives inspire novel solutions. Connect with other advocates of adult learning to increase our collective impact on creating a world where every adult has a pathway to lifelong learning and meaningful work. Explore the many ways you can engage with the CAEL community.

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CAEL Membership

Join CAEL today to get even more value out of engaging with CAEL, including world-class networking, events, and communities of practice plus members-only content, discounts, toolkits, and free tools and solutions.

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Events

A pioneer in adult learning, CAEL  focuses on the future of work through active engagement among our communities of practice. From individual learning to webinars to our signature annual meeting, gain new knowledge about best practices and common challenges important to our mission and vision.

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Professional Development & Training

CAEL offers a variety of professional development and training opportunities designed to support your work as you champion adult learners.

Options include:

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Industry-Education Partnerships

Sustainable success lives at the intersection of learning and work
 
We build coalitions among businesses and postsecondary educators to maintain healthy workforce talent pipelines necessary for economic growth. These benefits typically emerge from such industry-education partnerships:
 
  • Proactive collaboration between employers and postsecondary institutions ensures work-relevant education and training aligned with evolving industry needs
  • Postsecondary institutions better serve adult learners by providing tangible links to rewarding careers, boosting enrollment, persistence, and completion
  • Businesses become employers of choice through training partnerships that create opportunities for career advancement
  • Strengthened economies via integrated education and workforce strategies promote social and economic mobility
  • CAEL's coalition model provides management services, learning resources, and can serve as an organization's fiscal agent
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EPCE

The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), formed in 2000, is the premier source of online energy education, built to address the critical employment needs of the evolving utility industry.

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NACTEL

NACTEL is a unique partnership of industry employers and unions working with quality educators to create and sponsor online education programs that meet the needs of current and future telecommunications professionals.

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