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Sustainable talent pipelines to meet future workforce needs

For a workforce that enables employers to be successful, reskilling and upskilling are the new norm. As technology and skill-set needs reflect a changing landscape of work, CAEL helps employers, educators, and workforce and economic developers come together to ensure workers have access to curricula and training linked to career opportunities.

Curriculum development

Have a say in curriculum development

Have your voice heard as postsecondary education evolves toward the adaptable, work-relevant learning needed to produce work-ready candidates

Healthy talent pipeline

Create healthy talent pipelines

Ensure healthy talent pipelines that sustain long-term growth amid continued technological advancements and other changes that can reshape entire industries

Recruit and retain

Recruit and retain qualified workers

Recruit and retain work-ready employees who have access to the continuous upskilling opportunities necessary to ensure a qualified workforce

Initiative Support and Technical Assistance

  • 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

How the Evolution of Microcredentials Is Meeting the Needs of an Evolving Industry

Microcredentials are creating a pathway for more conscious connections among postsecondary programming, credentials, and labor market outcomes.

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Platforms & Tools

  • Industry-based 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.

Expanding Access to Career Pathways

State-level initiatives succeed when individuals are engaged and supported as they determine career pathways and earn postsecondary credentials.

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Membership & Events

  • Annual CAEL conference and events
  • Professional development and training
  • CAEL membership - join today!

Industry-Education Partnership: NACTEL

The National Alliance for Communications Technology and Learning (NACTEL) educates and trains the communications workforce through a partnership between Pace University and a consortium of telecom companies and unions. Administered by CAEL, NACTEL offers online courses, badges, certificates, and degrees developed by the industry, for the industry.

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Industry-Education Partnership: EPCE

The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) is a coalition that represents energy employers across the country working together to create, sponsor, and offer easily accessible online education and training pathways for the energy workforce. Administered by CAEL, EPCE offers timely and relevant online energy programs that meet the emerging needs of the energy industry.

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More from CAEL


Work Learn Earn

An online career exploration tool that connects you to skilled, knowledgeable, and hire-ready talent in your community.

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Join CAEL and help build a transformative culture of lifelong learning and economic empowerment.

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Want to learn more? Let's talk.

If you're seeking guidance, solutions, and support in the areas outlined above, or if you have an idea for a future collaboration initiative with CAEL, please reach out. We'd love to connect. 

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