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Top Row (left to right): Governor Noem, SD; Governor Wolf, PA; Governor Whitmer, MI; Governor Baker, MA; Governor Reynolds, IA Bottom Row (left to right): Governor Ivey (AL); Governor Beshear (KY); Governor Ducey, AZ; Governor Scott, VT The list of governors from both sides of the aisle that are supporting adult education through funding and...
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We are pleased to announce that, thanks to generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, we are able to offer prestigious, national level awards. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year$10,000 stipend Outstanding Teacher of the Year$10,000 stipend Outstanding Administrator of the Year$10,000 stipend Outstanding Local...
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Call for presentations is now open! Deadline has been extended to November 15, 2020. New this year we will provide the presenter with the choice of how they would like to deliver their presentation(s). Due to recent events with moving our 2020 conference to a full virtual platform we have decided to move forward with...
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Apply Today for a Mini Grant to attend the COABE 2021 National Conference 50 mini grants will be awarded.The mini grant will partially defray registration costs by $350 to attend the COABE 2021 National Conference.All mini grant winners must complete a conference evaluation and provide a testimonial after attending the conference.Deadline to apply is 11/15/2020. This...
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Amazon is filling 100,000 positions and is looking to the field of Adult Education as a talent pipeline. Adult learners, teachers, career coaches, and workforce developers can learn about job openings at Amazon in your area any of these ways: Go to www.amazon.com/welcomecoabe and type in your zip code.Text STUDENTS to 77088 for current studentsText AMAZON to...
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COABE and NASDAE are joining forces to deploy a campaign toolkit for adult educators. The purpose of the campaign toolkit is to provide outreach materials and language to help adult education organizations with proactive tools to communicate the value of adult education and how they can support adult learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state directors...
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COABE and IBM are pleased to partner to provide a customized version of the IBM SkillsBuild Platform to the field of adult education. What is SkillsBuild?  IBM SkillsBuild connects adult learners with a curated path of job-focused learning and credentialing, supported by select organizations, such as COABE, that address their specific needs. Overview COABE is collaborating...
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Join us for the virtual COABE Capitol Hill Event that is taking place during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! September 20-26, 2020 Talk to your legislator to help move the needle for funding for Adult Education at the local, state, and federal levels. At a time when funding is so critically needed, we need...
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If you are holding a state conference and your state is a current member of COABE, you can access a list of our top, national level, expert presenters, Additionally, COABE can support your state conference with a door prize, a short presentation by our leadership, and/or by bringing greetings to your board of directors. Please...
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Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director Emeritus, SkillsUSA, worked in the manufacturing industry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University. Mr. Lawrence became an industrial education teacher in 1978 and was National Teacher of the Year in 1983. In 1987, he joined the Virginia Department of Education. In 1996 Lawrence became SkillsUSA Partnerships Director...
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