Education and skills development play an important role in the knowledge-based or new economy. In 1997, almost 430,000 Atlantic Canadians participated in formal, mainly job-related, adult education and training activities. While the amount of time spent on adult education and training increased during the 1990s, this largely reflects an increase in the number of hours spent by each participant, rather than an increase in the total number of participants. Moreover, participation in adult education remains unevenly distributed across the population. This Report Card examines these trends and issues.