COABE and Skills USA Develop Partnership

Dear COABE Members,

I am delighted to share that our incoming president, Dr. Don Finn, and I had the pleasure of meeting with the leadership of SkillsUSA at their headquarters in Virginia to discuss a wonderful partnership with them!

We anticipate that this new partnership will yield a great return for the field of adult education and, most importantly, for our shared adult learners. You will have the opportunity to hear from their CEO, Tim Lawrence, at our general session at the COABE national conference on April 2, 2019. Be sure to stop by their booth and introduce yourself to their leadership!

We are also partnering with industry giant, Amazon, to provide access to well-paying jobs with good benefits and college tuition payment options for graduates of our adult education programs. If you missed the special webinar with Amazon detailing this new initiative, please contact our office for details (

In the meantime, stay tuned for more exciting updates that will highlight Title 1 and Title 2 national organizations working together for the good of the field.


Sharon Bonney
Executive Director