What is a LiLA?

Helping to Build a More Competitive Workforce

Lifelong Learning Accounts (LiLAs) are employer-matched, portable accounts that workers use to finance their education and training. LiLAs allow for co-investment in worker education and training by the workers themselves, their employers and even third parties. For example, a third party contribution could be tax credits for employee and employer account contributions or special matching funds for lower-income or other target populations.

The LiLA Model

As developed by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the LiLA model has the following features: