Council for Adult Learning and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

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The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a Strada Education Network affiliate, advances its mission of iterative lifelong learning that enables adults to prosper in a rapidly changing economy. CAEL seeks to improve opportunities for equitable economic and social mobility. We collaborate with postsecondary organizations, regions, employers, funders, and allies committed to lifelong learning in the United States.

CAEL champions the adult learner and brings together educators, employers and regions to create solutions that integrate work and learning. We help create pathways for adults through learning that has recognizable and relevant value to employers. We do this by informing, supporting and connecting three primary stakeholders:

  • Education/Learning Providers who aim to build quality programs and engage adult students, employers and communities.
  • Employers who want to develop their people and who increasingly establish partnerships with learning providers.
  • Cities, States and Regions that look to strengthen communities and economies through integrated education and workforce strategies that enable meaningful work opportunities for all.
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