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UpSkill America

As the economy continues to improve, many employers are struggling to find skilled workers to fill the jobs they are creating.

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand economic opportunity for American workers. Learn more here.

OCTAE Release of Making Skills Everyone's Business

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States.

A broad range of people gave of their time and expertise to help crystallize the most important challenges and promising solutions to raising adult skills. As one of these individuals, your input has been invaluable.

Please assist us in spreading the news about this new report by forwarding this announcement to your colleagues and professional networks. Click here for more information.

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COABE Strategic Plan Update

Dear COABE Member,

As you know, COABE is moving forward with developing a new mission statement and a new, comprehensive strategic plan in order to meet the needs of our growing membership. COABE has grown exponentially since 2009, from 1,300 members to over 13,000.

Thanks to the input from many of our members in 2014, COABE now has a draft Strategic Plan to share with you. Please take a few minutes to review the draft planand share your feedback with us here by March 9, 2015. It's important that we hear from you so that the final plan fully addresses your needs and concerns.

Contact COABE at strategicplanning@coabe.org with questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


Jackie Taylor
COABE President


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COABE Conference Sessions
Nearly 420 presentation submissions were received by the field and reviewed by the conference program committee which comprised of Renae Harrison, Chair; Debbie Phillips, and Kim Olson. Click here to review the list of presentations that will be offered at the COABE Conference 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

COABE Conference Schedule
Click here to download a PDF version of the COABE Conference 2015 schedule. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.