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Fast Facts on Adult Learners

Posted by Debra Steele on Feb 15, 2017 1:12:10 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Adult Learning

The National Adult Learner Coaltion recently published this informative infographic with facts and figures focused on adult learners.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company Awards $25,000 ADM Cares Grant to Support CAEL's Forward Together Fund

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 23, 2016 12:00:55 PM

Topics: Adult Learning Success

The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has awarded a $25,000 ADM Cares Grant to support CAEL's Leaders Council - Forward Together Fund, (FTF) CAEL President and CEO Pamela Tate announced today. The FTF is an ongoing fundraising initiative that allows CAEL to respond quickly to the policy and advocacy needs of its adult learner constituents not covered by other CAEL funders and is led by members of CAEL’s Leaders Council. 

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The Adult Learner: A Critical Ally for State and Economic Development

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 22, 2016 10:37:25 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Adult Learning

When people think of a college student, many imagine a young, full-time student, living on a university campus. However, these students only represent 15 percent of enrolled students.*

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It Pays to Be a College Grad

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 15, 2016 11:52:46 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, career development

Americans with only high school diplomas represent only 34 percent of the workforce. This is the first time in our history that college grads have made up a larger slide of the labor market. According to a new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, of 11.6 million jobs created after the recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor’s degree. And these grads are making decent money – more than $53,000 per year.

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Apprenticeships are Back in a Big Way

Posted by Debra Steele on Aug 11, 2016 10:58:36 AM

Topics: Knowledge Transfer, Employee Training

When you think of apprenticeships, you probably think of the old school training model common in construction and manufacturing. Times have changed. Today, apprenticeship programs are popping up in other industries like health care and insurance.

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Employee Insights: Career Development and Mobility

Posted by Debra Steele on Jul 26, 2016 12:01:49 PM

Topics: Career Mapping, Talent Management, career development

Employees want to take charge of their careers, but many don’t know how. When you provide employees with the insight and tools to uncover career paths within your organization you engage employees, meet your talent needs and create a future-ready workforce.

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CAEL Featured in The Kresge Foundation 2015 Annual Report: Using the Right Tools for Social Change

Posted by Debra Steele on Jul 14, 2016 2:47:58 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Adult Learning

In 2015, the Kresge Foundation provided 370 grants and 9 social investments in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services and the city of Detroit to promote human progress and expand opportunity in America’s cities. These investments totaled $145.5 million.

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From Chief Learning Officer: When Employees Own Their Careers, Everyone Wins

Posted by Debra Steele on Jun 17, 2016 3:19:01 PM

Topics: Employee Engagement, Transparency, Career Mapping, Talent Management, Employee Motivation, career development

Transparency is a big topic that touches on both a company’s external and internal brand. One key aspect of business transparency centers on the internal discussions between employer and employee, for both present and future employees. 

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How the Millennials Are Changing Business Culture

Posted by Debra Steele on Jun 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Talent Management

In the modern economy, Millennials are a force to be reckoned with.

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Pros and Cons of Peer Review in the Workplace

Posted by Debra Steele on May 26, 2016 1:24:16 PM

Topics: Talent Management

Peer-reviewed articles and papers have been appearing in scholarly publications for decades. More recently, organizations have embraced the concept of peer review in the workplace.

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