Research to Practice


This Month's Theme:
Career Readiness

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Featured Webinars

Core-4 Cyber Future Workforce Education: Preparing Adult Education Students for Careers of the Future

Did you 2019, there will be 6 million job openings for information security professionals—but only 4.5 million security professionals to fill those roles? It is time to bridge the confidence gap. Alamo Colleges has developed the Cyber Core-4 Pathway to help adult education students bridge the confidence gap and complete a suite of 4 CompTIA Certificates in less than a year. Alamo I-BEST started the journey by posing as CompTIA instructors and attending the national conference. Over 50 completed students later, it is time to share the surprising things they learned. Let’s bridge the cyber confidence gap together. Alamo Colleges will share the truths, myths, and best practices.



Melissa Sadler-Nitu is the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) and Adult Education Director for Alamo Colleges. Alamo I-BEST is an initiative of the District Department of Economic and Workforce Development providing training and employment assistance to incumbent workers and students requiring basic skill development for success in technical training. Through grant writing and braided funding, she has created the system of program delivery. Along with additional partnerships, I-BEST helps to fill the employment gap for high demand occupations. Together they provide the local Workforce Investment Board’s twelve county region with a significant middle skill training opportunities and employer return on investment. Ms. Sadler-Nitu ensures that programs are available in high need areas. Currently Alamo I-BEST is scaled to 2,300 students throughout Alamo Colleges a 95,000 total student population.


Core-4 Cyber Future Workforce Education webinar sponsored by BurlingtonEnglish

COABE Journal Articles

COABE Journal, Spring 2019
Pathway to Success: Creating Individualized Career Pathways for Inmates and Reentrants"
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COABE Journal, Summer 2018
Barriers to Success Include Barriers to Aspiration"
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COABE Journal, Summer 2018
Technology, Innovation, and Adult Career Pathways"
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COABE Journal, Summer 2018
Where to Focus so Students Become College and Career Ready"
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The COABE Journal is published three times per year. Did you know that COABE members can purchase a one year subscription for only $35? Add to your professional library with this vital resource written by adult educators in the field. Click the button below to purchase a hard copy subscription today.

The following blended-learning resources can be found on our Adult Educator Resources* website.

"Preparing ABE Learners for Postsecondary Success"

"Creative Approaches for Incorporating Career Awareness in Language Arts Instruction"

“Practical Ways to Integrate Critical Thinking, Math, and Digital Literacy into Beginning Adult ESOL Classrooms”

“Integrated Education and Training: Planning from A to Z”

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