IBM SkillsBuild is a free digital platform that connects adult learners with a curated path of job-focused learning. The platform has been customized for COABE so that our members can track their students progress as they make their way through  the badges and credentials. More than 11,000 badges and credentials, personal assessment testing, resume building, and courses that have been configured and field tested by COABE and IBM to help your learners develop technology and professional skills to increase their employability. Jump start this opportunity in your local program! You will gain hands-on experience and a working knowledge of the platform when you watch the short webinar video here.

Present With Purpose Credential For COABE Presenters

The Present With Purpose credential is required for first time presenters, and strongly recommended for all presenters to complete. Presenters that attain certification will be recognized in the conference program and app.

Watch this short video that provides an overview to the “Present With Purpose” platform.

Office Hours for COABE 2022 Presenters

Have any questions or just want to know more about presenting for the upcoming COABE conference? Meet with our Presenter Coach, Sarah Goldammer, for our open Office Hours for presenters to learn more about what to expect and how to present at your best for the COABE 2022 National Conference. October 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern. Register for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sign Up for an Account
  • If you are uploading multiple users for your program, click HERE to watch our short “how to” video.
  • Individual users will need an IBM ID (If you do not have an IBM ID, click HERE.) An IBM ID will be needed to complete the next step. 
  • Once you have your IBM ID, register for a COABE SkillsBuild account below: 
Access the Platform
  • You must register for an account first above.
  • You will receive a confirmation within 48 hours to the email you registered your account with. 
  • Once you have an account, click here to access the platform

Send questions to ibmskillsbuild@coabe.org