May 2020

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What Adult Educators Need to Know About Apprenticeship Amber Gallup is an adult educator and instructional designer specializing in meeting the learning needs of adults with limited literacy and those with limited English proficiency. A consultant, her areas of expertise include second language acquisition and instruction, workforce learning, and apprenticeship. She is a doctoral candidate...
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Employers and labor organizations in the United States use apprenticeships to provide workers with technical education and paid on-the-job training leading to wage increases and higher-skilled jobs. When English learners participate in apprenticeships, employers benefit from an expanded pipeline of qualified employees and a more diverse workforce. In addition, immigrant workers gain the qualifications and experience...
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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, why not put unspent funds to use for you and your program? COABE offers outstanding professional development as well as research to practice opportunities for the field!
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While adult education provides so much more than just the high school equivalency, it is certainly a milestone. Studies show that 47% of GED recipients go on to higher ed and have a 90% persistence rate. Adult ed learners have grit and determination. They are fighting for a better future for themselves and their families!...
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We are excited to share that despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our national conference will go forward! We have retooled to a virtual format that will still have all of the components we were planning in the past. I hope you will join us for our general sessions, 400+ presentations, 17 networking events, and so...
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Welcome to the Workplace Literacy edition of the COABE Journal. Why a workplace-focused edition of the journal? Adult education programs are a natural pipeline for a competent and motivated workforce, and many adult learners enter our programs with the expressed goal of improving their skills to succeed in the workplace. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity...
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The return on investment into adult education is undeniable. The adult ed graduate can typically earn close to $10,000 more per year once they get their diploma![i] The economy is impacted as well. For every 400,000 adults who earn a high school diploma, we gain 2.5 billion back in tax revenue and reduced expenses.[ii] That’s...
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By Dr. Iris Z. Feinberg “The darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on a silent killer for which vital signs and oxygen saturation measures do not help. It’s called health literacy – the gap between how health messages are communicated and what patients and health consumers can understand to make good health...
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We are looking for a competent Ambassador Training Coordinator to undertake a variety of administrative and program coordination tasks to support COABE’s award winning Ambassador Initiative.  You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties related to Ambassadors and Student Engagement. This position will require remote...
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