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.

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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Online Student Success Symposium

Innovative Strategies to Support Today’s Online College Students

“Students are individuals, and the power of online learning is in using real-time data to identify individual needs and develop curricula that provide individualized instruction.” To help all learners succeed, …

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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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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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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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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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