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prior learning

In partnership with the Northeast Regional Prior Learning Assessment Consortium (NERPLAC), ECCF is investing in Credit for Prior Learning which enables adult learners to translate their specialized experience and skills into college credits resulting in reduced costs and time to graduate. View the NERPLAC Whitepaper here.

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Other partners in this work include  Northern Essex and Middlesex County Community Colleges, Salem State University, Gordon College, regional workforce investment boards, adult education and ESOL providers and employers.

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Our goals for Credit for Prior Learning:
  • Create a sustainable regional PLA Consortium graduating thousands of new students at an average savings of $1,600/student.
  • Decrease the time to graduate by 15% and increase overall graduation rates.
  • Increase access to PLA for college completion resulting in a better-prepared workforce with increased earning potential for thousands of participants.
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Did you know?

College education attainment directly influences one’s income and lifetime earning potential. For adults living below the living wage, the cost of continued education and the pathway to a degree is out of reach.

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CPL Can Make a College Degree a Reality for More People

Michelle Xiarhos Curran, ECCF Communications Writer According to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, by 2020, an estimated 72 percent of jobs in Massachusetts will require a postsecondary education. In fact, Massachusetts is one of 27...

Credit for Prior Learning makes college more attainable

According to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute, college graduates earn 56 percent more than high school graduates. But in Essex County – where 38 percent of people are living below the living wage – the cost of continued education and the pathway to a...

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Stratton Lloyd

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“Credit for Prior Learning can elevate everybody. It creates a learning community headed on a trajectory of significant improvement in quality of life.”

Dr. Cristy Sugarman, North Shore Community College

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