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Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Announces Financial Services Career Action Platform,

JPMorgan Chase Funded Career Exploration Site to Grow Industry Awareness for New York Metropolitan Area Job Seekers

New York, NY, June 22, 2017 --( The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) will provide unparalleled insight into the financial services industry to New York Metropolitan area job seekers through a new highly interactive career exploration tool called Funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. as part of its commitment to strengthen the middle skilled workforce this custom-built career exploration tool will draw from the rich industry and workforce development experience of a breadth of partners. These partners include 13 area financial services employers, the New York City Office of the Mayor and the Partnership for New York City, local higher education institutions and a number of community based organizations serving all five boroughs of New York City. guides job seekers to find their best match in a complex and exciting industry. It introduces and showcases the financial services industry and presents robust, accurate information about career pathways. The site encourages interactive exploration and ultimately reveals the next steps to enable job seekers and potential new employees to take action toward meaningful employment. When using, job seekers access a powerful job matching tool, career maps, detailed job descriptions and industry information.

The financial services industry has a profound impact on the New York City economy—according to the Partnership for New York City, the industry is responsible for one million direct and indirect jobs, contributing $8 billion in taxes to New York City’s annual budget in 2015. The industry represents 39 percent of the city’s economic output, totaling $276 billion in contributions. This, said CAEL CEO and President Pamela Tate, makes the CAP a tremendous resource for those exploring career opportunities.

“The financial services industry is robust and thriving, giving those just entering the workforce a perfect opportunity to start their careers,” said Tate. “ will open the door to a number of engaging, rewarding career opportunities that are suited to a diverse range of education backgrounds and career aspirations. We are tremendously thankful for JPMorgan Chase’s support, and for the support of the many stakeholders whose contributions make the site possible.”

“CAEL’s expertise in workforce and education helped the East Harris County Manufacturer’s Association (EHCMA) gain a rich understanding of today’s job seeker, allowing us to better align industry needs with the education and career goals of potential employees,” said Executive Director of EHCMA, Craig Beskid. “Thanks to CAEL’s dedication to learning, employability and career success, we’re able to provide timely, detailed career resources for a diverse audience. All industries stand to benefit from CAEL’s emphasis on inclusion and diversity of background.”

This new career exploration tool is one of several similar initiatives CAEL has built which provide industry specific insight and guidance to help job seekers find meaningful work. joins platforms, and, which provide career insight into the telecommunications, petrochemical and advanced manufacturing industries, respectively.

About the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago that assists adults with their educational endeavors, finding practical ways to help them earn college credit for learning acquired through life and work experiences toward the completion of a postsecondary degree. CAEL works with the public sector, private sector industries and higher education institutions to ensure that adult students receive the most efficient training and education to occupy a meaningful professional place in a 21st century economy. For more information, visit
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