10:15 AM -- 12:00 PM
Educating Today's Adult Workforce (session #325)
The driving force behind U.S. competitiveness in the global economy for the next 10 to 15 years are those individuals who are already in the workforce. Unfortunately, many states have not created aligned adult education systems that move individuals from adult basic education, through postsecondary education onto a career ladder. This session will present first-of-its-kind research tracking various adult education indicators in states to determine the extent that these systems are successfully educating adult students for the workforce. The session will explore the policy implications from the research and strategies for how states can better align their adult education systems.
Cheryl D. Blanco, vice president for lifelong learning policy and research, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Illinois
Thomas Horgan, president & CEO, New Hampshire College and University Council; member, ECS Steering and National Forum Committees
Patrick Kelly, senior associate, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Colorado
Charles McGrew, director of information and research, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education