Students as leaders

What can you do now?

There are many benefits COABE offers adult learners free of charge, in addition to membership. Some include:

  1. Get an industry-approved certificate for free in a high-need area through our partnerships with Grow with Google and IBM SkillsBuild initiatives.
  2. Find a job at Amazon through our joint Upskilling initiative.
  3. Learn how to speak up for yourself and your organization about the value of adult education through our award winning Ambassador Training.  Through this, you can register to learn and network with other adult learners on our all new Student Empowerment Portal and register to use our Advocacy App.
  4. Share your story of your experiences in Adult Education with others!.
  5. Participate in the first-of-its-kind “Return on Investment” study about the value of adult education – and be entered into our drawing for prizes!
  6. Help your program innovate in student leadership by submitting a grant application to the Programs Succeed When Learners Lead initiative.
  7. Leverage our advocacy tool to contact your state and national representatives about Adult Education issues.
  8. Attend one (or several!) of COABE’s many high-quality webinars on a variety of Adult Education and Workforce Development topics.

What’s coming up?

Did you know that you can also be nominated for our national Adult Learner of the Year award? Winners receive $2,000 and receive an expense-paid trip to our national conference! Click here for more details about our national awards.

Save the first week of April 2023 for the national COABE 2023 Conference to access these awesome opportunities, free of charge!

  • Network with your peers at the special hybrid networking event for adult learners
  • Build connections around the country
  • Learn about resources and opportunities
  • Practice the social skills for career advancement
  • Share your knowledge and ideas with others
  • Get feedback and suggestions from others
  • Find mentors or become a mentor
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Help strengthen the adult learner community & build opportunities for others

Any adult learner can also submit workshop proposals to present at the national COABE conference and share your expertise and experience with the Adult Education community. More details to come.