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‘Conversations With CAEL’: Adult Learner Alphur Willock

Posted by CAEL

Topics: Adult Student Success, Employee Motivation, career development, Adult Learning Success, Student Stories

In between raising six kids, thwarting carjackers (more on that later), and working full time, widowed father Alphur Willock (who goes by “Slim”) has somehow found time to take advantage of work-based degree programs. Recently, he completed a B.S. in computer science from Pace University, a Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) institutional member. It was just the latest step in a learning journey that intertwines career and coursework.

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Building a Vital Ecosystem for Frontline Workers

Posted by Dawn Lang

Topics: Talent Management, Adult Learning, career development, Career Pathing, Talent Mobility

Frontline workers now represent a significant percentage of America’s workforce. But what defines a frontline worker? Those who interact with customers, make products, and/or provide services fall within this demographic. Most of these workers make less than $30,000 a year and do not have a degree. That makes frontline workers a prime population for upskilling opportunities. With more training and new skills, many of these workers could be better positioned for career advancement. 

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CAEL and JPMorgan Chase Bring 7,500 Rewarding Financial Services Jobs to the Forefront with BankingOnMyCareer.com

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Talent Management, Partnerships, CAEL News, career development

As we reported last month, CAEL has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to create a powerful new platform to help New Yorkers gain insight into the 7,500 positions in the area’s lucrative financial services sector: BankingOnMyCareer.com.

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New York Job Seekers to Get a Sound Investment with CAEL’s New Banking On My Career Platform

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Career Mapping, Partnerships, CAEL News, career development, Millennials

CAEL is now providing unparalleled insight into the financial services industry to New York Metropolitan area job seekers through a new highly interactive career exploration tool, BankingOnMyCareer.com.

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Reinventing Career Services Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education, Adult Learning, Student Advising and Coaching, CAEL News, career development, Adult Learning Success

Earlier this month CAEL hosted a webinar, Reinventing Career Services, focusing on the career services renaissance taking place at higher education institution campuses across the country. Providing details around the career services trends we’ve been following, inspired by our efforts working with Miramar College in “reimagining” its campus career services, the webinar shared perspectives on the subject from both employers and colleges.

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Business and Higher Education Meet to Bridge Skills Gap

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Workforce Development, Partnerships, career development

When we talk about filling the skills gap maybe we should instead describe the process as bridging the gap. The distinction is an important one; the issue of the skills gap as we know it will only be solved when industry and academia meet. President of Portland Community College Mark Mitsui is helping to build that bridge throughout Oregon, working to engage area businesses as his institution translates the skills employers say their jobs demand into course curriculum.

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Four Career Pathing Lessons from the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Workforce Development, career development, Career Pathing

The Chicago Cubs’ recent World Series championship wasn’t the result of luck. Having the best record in baseball with 103 wins and remaining at the top of their division for all but two days in the regular season, the Cubs’ success was instead owed to years of planning backed by strategic thinking and tremendous foresight.

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Think You Know Career Advising? Four Benefits of Career Advising You Might Not Have Considered

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, career development

What do you envision when you hear “career advising”?

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Investing in Frontline Employees: Paying Dividends Today and Tomorrow

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Employee Training, Employee Motivation, career development

Frontline employees are an organization’s backbone. As a result, it’s essential that organizations ensure that its frontline employees have access to the level of education and training that they need to excel at their jobs. One happy result of organizations’ recognition of the increasing skills gap is that most now see the value of investing in these entry-level employees.

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Bridging the Skills Gap from Within

Posted by Brian Sorenson

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Knowledge Transfer, career development, Talent Mobility

The skills gap—or talent gap—is real. Defined as the gap between the skills a position demands and the shortage of available employees who are capable of meeting them, the skills gap threatens to undermine economic gains, hinder the competitiveness of our workforce, stifle innovation and harm employee morale.    

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