IDAHO - Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Idaho exists to provide adults with the basic skills necessary for functioning more effectively in society.

  • To obtain the reading, writing, and arithmetic skills needed to get a job.
  • To meet entrance requirements for vocational training courses.
  • To study in preparation for the GED or high school equivalency
  • To learn to help children with their school work
  • To become wiser consumers and better citizens.

Information about ABE in Idaho is contained in further pages on the WEB. These include Demographics, Purpose, Authority, Funding and Expenditures, Students, Delivery System, and ABE's impact on education in the State of Idaho. Please follow the links to each of the topics for complete information on the topic.

ABE in Idaho has worked with a wide variety of agency and institutional partners, as well as businesses. Under the Workforce Investment Act, ABE's role in workforce development is important and ABE is represented on the Workforce Investment Board and the Regional Collaborative One-Stop Teams.

Participation and membership in other literacy organizations provides other opportunities for advancing literacy efforts. These include Northwest Regional Literacy Center (NWRLC), Idaho Coalition for Adult Literacy (ICAL), and Idaho Life-Long Learning Association (ILLA)

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