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The CAEL Forum and News Editorial Board is Seeking Article Proposals

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Feb 15, 2018 2:01:10 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer, CAEL Members

The CAEL Forum and News publishes one print issue per year and the Forum and News Editorial Board is now seeking article proposals for the 2018 print issue, which will be published in late Fall 2018. The focus of this issue will be three of CAEL’s Ten Principles for Effectively Serving Adult Learners.

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Entering the Ring as Higher Education and Employers Face Off

Posted by Scott Campbell on Dec 5, 2017 11:50:56 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Knowledge Transfer, Adult Learning

The crowd files into the classroom. As they take their seats, the contenders emerge and go to their respective corners. In this corner, the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) of Universities and Colleges. Their opponent, hiring managers and employers. The stakes are high for the audience of adult learners who have returned to college, balancing financial and family obligations with the potential benefits of degree completion.

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How Some Manufacturers are Building the Workforce of the Future

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Sep 7, 2017 10:48:58 AM

Topics: Knowledge Transfer, Employee Training, Skills Gap

According to a report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, there will be two million manufacturing jobs that will have to be filled over the next decade, contrary to incorrect assumptions that manufacturing is dead. Owing to the looming skills gap between workplace needs and the existing available talent, the report suggests that an average U.S. manufacturer could stand to lose an average of $14,000 per open position that remains unfilled.

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CAEL’s Adult Learner Academy is Coming to Philadelphia!

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 22, 2017 4:41:09 PM

Topics: Best Practices, Knowledge Transfer, Adult Learning Success, Adult Learner Academy

Are you looking to gain the latest insight into today’s learner?

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New Executive Order Continues Important National Discussion on Apprenticeships

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 16, 2017 12:41:10 PM

Topics: Workforce Development, Knowledge Transfer, Employee Training

Continuing the recent resurgence in popularity of apprenticeships, the White House yesterday announced the removal of federal restrictions that, it said, impeded industries from expanding apprenticeship opportunities. The restrictions required that apprenticeships be certified by the Department of Labor—under this new executive order, the task of certifying apprenticeships will be handled by third parties, like corporations or unions.

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How the Right Partnerships are Helping Communities Prosper

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 5, 2017 10:29:20 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Success Stories, Knowledge Transfer

Last month, New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas L. Friedman provided a compelling look at the state of economic development throughout the country. Noting the various trials and tribulations of attempts at community workforce and economic reinvention, Friedman painted a portrait of a nation with ample promise for overcoming the many challenges that may hinder those efforts, but promise that’s not always realized.

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Study: When Credits Transfer, Community College Students Save On Four-Year Degrees

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Best Practices, Trends in Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer

In March, we shared a recent report by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment which found that, contrary to preconceived notions, an associate degree alone could help recipients increase their earning potential.

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Call for Proposals: CAEL Forum and News Wants Your Insight!

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Feb 9, 2017 10:14:51 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer, CAEL News

Once a year, CAEL publishes a print issue of CAEL Forum and News, a publication that examines the world of the adult learner from multiple perspectives. Each issue provides expert insight into best practices, research and thought leadership on trends in education and the workforce as shared by CAEL staff, researchers and professors.  

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Apprentices Are Welcome Guests at Hilton Worldwide

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Feb 8, 2017 12:04:08 PM

Topics: Recruiting Talent, Best Practices, Knowledge Transfer, Employee Training

Recently, we shared an article from the New York Times that looked at the state of factory jobs and the credentialing now necessary to get them. Factories, it turns out, are now demanding the same level of education attainment that most other well-paying jobs demand. But with a four-year degree not always the best choice to gain the skills necessary for every position, apprenticeships have started to return to the forefront as a viable alternative to a postsecondary degree.

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The Value of Self-Reflection Practices in Experiential Learning

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Dec 16, 2016 2:57:03 PM

Topics: Knowledge Transfer, Student Advising and Coaching, Adult Learning Success

In volume two of CAEL’s 2015 Forum and News publication, Antioch University Los Angeles’ (AULA) Rosa Garza-Mourino, Director of External Partnerships; MeHee Hyun, Co-Chair of Undergraduate Studies; and Andrea Richards, Dean of Assessment and Student Learning, provided insight into how the adult-focused liberal art institution’s experiential learning program follows an advisement model that “anticipate[s] students’ needs, monitor[s] their progress, and intervene[s] at critical moments.” This model “leads to faculty-intensive interactions with students” which orients students, identifies past and current interests, builds an academic experiential learning proposal, creates reflecting learning products and encourages students to look back at self.

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