The name Learning Works has been adopted to describe Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) system. Learning Works is the AEL team at the Vermont Agency of Education, and the direct service providers holding grants or contracts for the purpose of delivering services to adult learners statewide. Adult learners are defined as persons 16 years of age and older, who may or may not be enrolled in school, and lacking essential skills or a credential equivalent to high school completion. Currently, the organizational partners are Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, The Tutorial Center and Vermont Adult Learning. It is this group that has been given responsibility, under the direction of the Vermont Agency of Education, for designing and implementing a statewide system for the provision of adult education and literacy services.