Adult learners have distinct needs, from upskilling to meet changing workforce demands to accessing education that can be balanced with work and family responsibilities. Strada Education Network supports adult learners and workers through research, grants, and the work of our affiliates like CAEL -- the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning.

On-ramps to Good Jobs

Fueling Innovation for the Learning Ecosystem of the Future

By shining a spotlight on what works, as well as identifying barriers to growth, we hope to spark a dialogue—particularly within the social impact investing space—about how to scale more …

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San Diego Employer Forum

San Diego, CA

Strada and the San Diego Workforce Partnership will team up to host a forum for local employers to earn more about effective strategies for engaging workers in retooling and upskilling…

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Certified Value

When do Adults without Degrees Benefit from Earning Certificates and Certifications?

These findings indicated that certificates and certifications can serve as a beneficial stand-alone credential. However, there are important variations by occupation and gender that demand serious attention as we develop …

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Hiring for Success

Employer survey on finding the best talent for the job

Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers of all sizes struggle to identify and recruit highly qualified job candidates. Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers …

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Mentoring College Students to Success

2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey

Recent research demonstrates the importance of faculty and staff members’ involvement in career-related conversations with students. The 2017 Strada-Gallup College Student Survey showed that students who had these types of …

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Innovating College to Career by Michelle Weise

Dr. Michelle Weise, Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President for Strada Education Network, discusses how higher education institutions are not adequately preparing students for future jobs. These institutions must …

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ASU + GSV 2018 Highlights

Highlights of key speakers from the ASU + GSV conference in San Diego. The conference consists of educators and business leaders promoting the launch of the Strada Institute for the …

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Empowering the Education Consumer

The Education Consumer Pulse (ECP) by Gallup and Strada Education Network will provide regular insights from a broad range of current, past and prospective postsecondary education consumers, including those who …

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Workforce of the Future?

At 23, Kriston Moore works at a McDonald’s for $7.25 an hour.  A single father of three children under four years old, he wants to increase his earning potential beyond …

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Serving the Adult Learner Thought Leaders

Carol D’Amico, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy

Strada Education Network

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Michelle R. Weise, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies; Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Strada Education Network

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Ben Wildavsky

Senior Vice President, National Engagement

Strada Education Network

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Marie A. Cini, Ph.D.

President

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

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Becky Klein-Collins

Associate Vice President, Research and Policy Development

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

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