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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.

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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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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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, Learning & Policy

Strada Education Network

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Ben Wildavsky

Senior Vice President, National Engagement

Strada Education Network

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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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