Council For Adult and Experiential Learning Conference To Build Military-College Pathways

Experts to Discuss Translating Military Experience Into College Credit

CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 18, 2016 / -- The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) will host a session designed to demonstrate how military training and experience can be applied toward college credit at its 2016 International Conference, CAEL CEO and President Pamela Tate announced today. To be held in Chicago November 9-11 at the Palmer House Hilton, the conference will feature guest speakers, workshops, roundtable sessions and networking opportunities designed to help adult learners succeed.

"This session is a must-attend event for those who feel enough isn't being done on the campus or state level when it comes to advocating for student servicemembers and veterans," said Tate. "During this session, representatives from the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC) will share their experience and will offer tangible strategies for participants to become advocates for student veterans in higher education."

The mission of the MCMC is to facilitate interstate partnerships of 13 states to help veterans transition from military life to college, and to translate competencies acquired by veterans through military training into college credits. Panelists will provide best practices in the areas of articulation of credit, certification and licensure, communication, and data and technology.

Moderated by Sara Appel, MCMC project coordinator, panelists for the session include:
• Connie Beene, Senior Director of Adult and Career Technical Education, Kansas Board of Regents
• Danny Eakins, Administrator, Office of Employment Education & Policy, Ohio Department of Veterans Services
• Karla Wiscombe, Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Transfer Coordinator, Kansas Board of Regents

"The men and women who have served our country deserve the chance to translate their knowledge and skills into rewarding civilian careers," said Tate. "This session will help attendees understand how to help them take advantage of accelerated pathways to employment."

CAEL's annual conference brings together more than 500 participants to learn, network, and collaborate to make lifelong learning accessible to adults around the world. Attendees include college faculty and administrators, HR professionals, workforce developers and representatives from labor and government. For more information about CAEL's 2016 annual conference, click here or visit

About CAEL
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works at all levels within the higher education, public and private sectors to increase access to education and training. Since 1974, CAEL has helped colleges and universities develop programs that evaluate adults' non-collegiate learning for college credit including military-connected students. CAEL offers a range of services to develop and strengthen education and career opportunities for active military and veterans. CAEL helps veterans maximize the value of their educational benefits to advance their careers, assists institutions in building capacity to better serve military-connected students in the classroom, and mobilizes higher education institutions, employers, public agencies, and service providers to build meaningful civilian career pathways for returning veterans.

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