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. Users will be able to showcase their badges and credentials on LinkedIn, their job transcripts, and resumes.

Learn more about the Present with Purpose Relaunch and watch the webinar replay with Presenter Coach, Sarah Goldammer.

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Register your Program and Learners for IBM SkillsBuild COABE Adult Ed Channel


Register for the “Present with Purpose” Credential

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Field tested by multiple pilot sites, the IBM SkillsBuild platform has a customized COABE Adult Education channel to help your learners develop technology and professional skills to increase their employability. Jump start this opportunity in your local program and track your students progress via dynamic reports as they make their way through the various badges and credentials! You will gain hands-on experience and a working knowledge of the platform when you watch the short webinar video here.

Sign Your Program Up for an Account

  • If you are uploading multiple users for your program, click HEREto 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 below for a COABE SkillsBuild, using the same email that you used to create your IBM ID.

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.


Click the button below to access COABE’s curated Adult Education channel.

Note: You must already be registered to access your account.

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