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06
Dec

English Language Learners Are Important To The Job Market

By 2024, 48 percent of job openings will be middle-skill and 32 percent will be high-skill. This means that, five years from now, nearly 80 percent of all job openings will require more than a high school degree. Read More
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06
Dec

COABE Achieves GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), considered the leader in the field of adult basic education, earned Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency on November 1, 2019. Read More
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02
Dec

Low Rates of Adult Literacy can lead to a $1.4 trillion loss in gross domestic product

The United States could be losing up to $1.4 trillion in gross domestic product — or 6.7 percent potential growth in GDP — due to low rates of adult literacy, according to a new analysis provided to POLITICO. About half of the United States is below level three, which means an individual is able to...
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22
Nov

English language learners are important to the job market.

Of the 2 million immigrants that enter the U.S. every year, about half have limited access to jobs, job training and other post-secondary education because of their low English literacy skills. Learn More
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15
Nov

Research to Practice, November 2019: WIOA Implementation

With the implementation of WIOA in adult education, programs are asking themselves, “How can I teach academic and soft skills in my classroom in a way that will most benefit my students?”  Read More
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COABE November 2019 VIP Vendor: Life Skills Education
03
Nov

November 2019 VIP Vender: Life Skills Education

For over 35 years we’ve published booklets and workbooks that help readers overcome challenges and succeed. Our 16-page booklets have earned a reputation for powerful writing on a wide range of compelling topics, and are a versatile convenient resource that help you deliver solutions. Our materials are used by workforce development agencies, family service centers...
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23
Oct

Talent Forward 2019 Live WebCast

Registration to attend Talent Forward 2019 is sold out, but you don’t have to miss a minute of your favorite speaker’s session. Follow along as we stream the event live on our website and on social media.  Learn More
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21
Oct

OCTAE: Webinar on Ability to Benefit: Improving Access to Career Pathways Programs for Adult Students

Join the Department of Education and partners on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern for a webinar on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provisions of the Higher Education Act (34 CFR §668.141-668.156). This topic will be of interest to adult education, career and technical education, workforce development, and post-secondary practitioners and advocates, including...
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17
Oct

COABE National Conference 2020 Mini Grant Application

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2019. The mini grant will partially defray conference registration costs by $350 to attend the COABE 2020 National Conference. All mini grant winners must complete a conference evaluation and provide a testimonial after attending the conference. Learn More
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