November 22nd, 2019
In an effort to consolidate our communications and serve you in a more efficient manner, COABE will provide a weekly e-newsletter for members.
Educate and Elevate Success Stories
In 2016, Kenneth got into some trouble and it sent him to prison. While he was there, he became determined to earn his high school equivalency diploma and do something meaningful with his life. Kenneth faithfully studied for his test at the prison and then at a halfway house. Within just a few months, he earned his diploma. He began college, studying automotive technology, just three days after his release. He has completed one year of college and has a paid internship at an automotive dealership. Kenneth hopes to have his own automotive business someday.
Survey From UpSkill America
2019 has been a tremendous year for upskilling. Businesses big and small have announced new or expanded programs that will help workers improve their skills, do better work, and have new opportunities for success.
To share the great work that companies are doing to upskill their workers, UpSkill America is surveying businesses to learn more about the new programs that were created this year.
If you have started, expanded, or significantly changed an upskilling program in 2019, please fill out our survey so we can help share your work. We plan to publish the results, along with our own research, at the end of the year to shine a light on the work that has been done.
The survey will only take a few minutes and sharing your work will help advance upskilling as a valuable business practice that helps attract talent and boost employees. Please complete the survey by November 25, so we can share your successes this year .
Upcoming Webinars
Work Ethic: The Critical Skills for the 21st Century Workforce
Date: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Josh Davies
Sponsored by BurlingtonEnglish
You will need your COABE membership ID to register for this webinar. Please contact  if you have any questions.
NASDAE issued the following briefs in October 2019

NASDAE is a national
partner of COABE
Public Policy Update (11/22/19)
Public Policy Word Cloud on White Background
The House and Senate passed another continuing resolution that will largely level-fund the government through December 20. The President signed the continuing resolution into law last night. While we have temporarily avoided a government shutdown, House and Senate appropriators have still not agreed upon 302(b) funding levels, which determine the overall funding levels for each of the 12 appropriations bills, including Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) – the primary funding bill for adult education programs. Congress is unlikely to finish negotiating their spending bills before December 20, which means that they will need to pass yet another continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown in December.
Conference Announcements
Virtual Conference - ON DEMAND
COABE held the 4th annual fall Virtual Conference on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th. Registered and want to watch the archives?

If you did not register for the Virtual Conference, but still want to access all the great content, it's not too late!
Testimonial from Illaina Baylor-Johnson: I'm glad the sessions will be available until 2020, I'd like to recommend some of them, especially the Google and Mindest sessions.

Testimonial from Linda Blakesley: This virtual conference is so cool. I've never done one before and I'm very impressed.
National Conference - Exhibitor Registration
This year's conference will offer over 350+ topical conference and pre-conference workshops, and we expect approximately 2,000+ registrants from across the country.

Space is limited and will sell out quickly. Booths will be assigned with priority given to vendors providing sponsorship first, then by VIP vendor status, and lastly, based upon chronological receipt of registrations.
Google Applied Digital Skills
“We discovered through a partnership with the National Center for Families Learning that we could close the Digital Divide and simultaneously tackle the issue of concentrated poverty in our African American communities. Google Applied Digital Skills was the perfect entry point for our participants.”
 Excerpt from Dave Christopher, May’s Testimonial Winner
Largest Boot Camp Contest
COABE will reduce one large group membership fee by 50% for the state with the highest number of Boot Camp attendees, and will announce the winner at the 2020 state association meeting at the COABE conference.

1,083 have attended a Google Boot Camp since May 2019
Arkansas is in the lead with 114 attendees!
Job Posting: Office Manager
The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) is seeking an office manager to support NCL in carrying out activities in support of its mission.

Job Posting: Census 2020 Project Coordinator
The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) is seeking a project coordinator to support NCL in carrying out its 2019-2020 activities related to the 2020 U.S. Census. These activities will include webinars, presentations, materials development, and information dissemination through social media and other means.
Job Posting: Adult Education Director - Interim Position
Sanford School Department is seeking an Adult Education Director for Sanford Community Adult Education (SCAE) to provide educational leadership in the areas of continuing education, high school completion, career skills training, and enrichment opportunities through the end of the 2019/20 school year. The hours for this interim position will be negotiable.
November VIP Vendor
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If you do not have your membership number, please contact the membership office.

You will need your membership number to access all membership benefits. 

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