Yesterday, we interviewed Phyllis Snyder, vice president of CAEL (The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning) at her office in Philadelphia.
In 2009, CAEL began working cooperatively with Atlantic Philanthropies and the Council on Competitiveness on The Aging Worker Initiative: Strategies for Regional Talent Development. The initiative, currently operating in 10 sites, trains workers who are 55-plus for jobs in high-growth, high demand industries and is funded by both the Department of Labor and Atlantic Philanthropies.
We will add Phyllis’s video to the Expert section of our site soon. In the meantime, she sent us a chart summarizing the initiative’s progress to date. She recommended that unemployed workers who are 55-plus and who live near one of the initiative’s sites should contact CAEL to enroll, get assistance and to demonstrate the continued need for the initiative.