Given the need
to open up work-based learning and employment opportunities for adult learners,
it is critical that adult education providers build long-term relationships
with employers and demonstrate success from the perspective of the employer. As
such, COABE has created the Behind Every Employer campaign; led by an advisory
committee of business leaders, the campaign strategically connects companies
with education and workforce organizations across the country to provide
solutions for the workforce challenges they face. The campaign website houses a locator
map that allows employers to search for local educators and solutions they
provide to solve workforce challenges. If your organization is not currently on
the map, you can complete
COABE will provide an Incentive Grant to an adult education organization that can meet the
following criteria that can demonstrate effectiveness in engaging employers in
partnership with multiple workforce and education partners. Note that you must register your organization to get on the Behind Every Employer locator map.
select a winner to receive $2000 to enhance your
existing employer engagement project.
· - $2000 Award for campaign planning efforts
· - Opportunity to present at the 2024 COABE
December 21, 2022.