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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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Building a Community Learning System

Strada partners at the Community Education Coalition in Southeast Indiana are engaging with educators, employers, policymakers and community organizations to improve postsecondary education and build a talent pool that will …

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Back to School?

The number of job openings in the United States now surpasses the number of people available and qualified to fill them. Through the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey, we talk to Americans about their desire for more education and skills training and explore what motivates them to return to school.

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Some College and No Degree

How individuals who attend and don’t graduate feel about education

More than 31 million students over the last 20 years have enrolled in college but left without receiving a degree or certificate.  Many states have made a priority of drawing …

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Adult Learner Barriers

Making progress in our lives as adults is a challenge as we juggle multiple family and work responsibilities. Navigating a changing labor market and finding the best pathways between learning …

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The New Learning Ecosystem

The New Learning Ecosystem provides working-age adults with opportunities to gain the training or education they need to advance or transition to new careers at multiple stages of their lives.

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Forty-Four Million Americans

Forty-four million Americans are struggling to earn enough to support their families. Even if they are working, many are underemployed and lack the postsecondary credentials or training to progress in …

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Veterans Without Degrees

The Benefits and Opportunities of Certificates and Certifications

These findings provide new awareness of how veterans view and capitalize on their nontraditional qualifications in the labor market. It highlights the tremendous potential for policymakers, veterans’ organizations, educational institutions, …

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Back to School?

What Adults Without Degrees Say About Pursuing Additional Education and Training

 “If they are going to meet people where they are, education solutions must embrace employers and work-centered pathways.” Policymakers, employers and higher education leaders all champion the power of education …

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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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