Unlocking Potential: Recognizing Prior Learning for Career Success

Explore the potential for collaboration between colleges and the public workforce system to unlock the value of prior learning. Currently, the recognition of prior learning is overlooked, presenting a significant opportunity for improvement. Embracing credit for prior learning (CPL) offers a streamlined pathway to postsecondary credentials, aligning with individuals’ career objectives. Through active promotion and facilitation of CPL, stakeholders can highlight the importance of credentials in securing employment and identify training programs eligible for college credit. We’ll share how acknowledging prior learning could substantially enhance workforce skills and increase college completion rates, particularly for working adults.