NAE Board of Directors to Appoint New President

May 23rd, 2017

The Nevada Adult Educators Board of Directors is accepting nominations for the office of President.

Members of Nevada Adult Educators may put forth nominations. Nominees should be members of the association in good standing.

If you wish to nominate an individual for the office of President please send an email to by June 6, 2017 with the name and contact information for the nominee.

The Board of Directors will appoint a new Board President from the list of nominees at its next Board of Directors meeting, scheduled June 26, 2017.

Thank You

Nevada Adult Education Conference – March 15 – Registration Open

December 19th, 2016

The New World of Adult Education

Full Day Adult Education Conference

March 15, 2017 at the Tropicana Las Vegas

See Our Dedicated Conference Website at for full details

Call for Presenters at

$65 Early-Bird Registration!  – Register online at

Reserve your room at the Tropicana at


MPAEA 2017 Registration Now Open

November 14th, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2017 MPAEA – UACCE Adult Education Conference to be held April 12-13, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT

Register at

More information is available at and

Save the Date MPAEA 2017

MPAEA 2017 Call for Presentations

October 27th, 2016
Call for Presentations for MPAEA Conference hosted by UAACCE. April 11-13, 2017 at the downtown Radisson in Salt Lake City.

You are invited to submit proposal for presentation for the Mountain Plains Adults Education Association (MPAEA) Conference, hosted by Utah Association for Adult, Community, and Continuing Education (UAACCE). Join our colleagues from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana. Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming in sharing your research, successful strategies, and contributions to successful student achievement.


Proposals for Presentations:


The MPAEA mission statement is to support and promote lifelong learning in the Mountain Plains Region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and beyond). In order to achieve its mission, the association:

-Promotes and provides professional development opportunities for adult educators

-Publishes and distributes relevant information about lifelong learning.

-Supports and strengthens member associations within the states of the region.(


The mission statement for UAACCE, as the primary advocate for lifelong learning in Utah, is to meet the diverse needs of all Utahns by providing and supporting quality educational opportunities. (


The Conference Committee invites presentation that share expertise and insights to further the shared objectives of our organizations.


We welcome proposals from faculty, researchers, program administrator, materials and curriculum developers, and other professional educators with interest in such areas as cognition, reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language, learning disabilities, assessment, learning/study/motivation strategies, counseling, corrections education, computer and online instructions, partnerships, legislative issues, pathways, and student transition to future work and study.


Each session will be 60 minutes, with concurrent sessions being offered.


Conference Theme: Everyone Counts: Keys to Education, Motivation, and Success

Date: April 11-13, 2017

Where: Downtown Radisson, 215 S. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Conference Cost: $300, Early Bird Special of $250 (due by March 1, 2017)


Registration opens on November 11, 2016. Go to or


Deadline for Call for Presentations: November 30, 2016

Click Here for Online Call for Presentations Form


Contact: email:, or Karen at 435-750-3165

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2016

September 1st, 2016

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 26 – October 1 2016

Check out #AEFLAWeek  at the COABE Website for Fact Sheets, Media Outreach Toolkit, and more.

COABE Offering FREE Webinars in August

August 15th, 2016
Wednesday, August 19th at 2EST
Developing Human Capitol In the Age of WIOA
Presented by: Mitch Rosin and Ron Painter

Wednesday, August 31st at 2EST
PrepPath: Helping to Create an Education Program to Support all of Your Students 
Presented by: Christy Williams

REMEMBER!  NAE Members are COABE Members, too!

Member Reports From MPAEA 2016 in Boise

June 14th, 2016


Many Nevada Adult Educators’ members attended the 2016 MPAEA conference this April.

Nevada Adult Educators is proud to provide scholarships to its members.

Here are some of the conference reports from our members:


Olu Akinyele

Kathleen Jameson

Rhea Watson

Jay Yeo


Spotlight on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan Governance Team

May 20th, 2016

Silver State Spotlight - Office of the Govenor

Governor Sandoval has expressed a strategic vision of building a new Nevada characterized by a dynamic and diverse 21st century economy that is sustained by a skilled, talented, and equipped workforce. After the historic successes in education reform achieved during the 2015 legislative session, Governor Sandoval has identified workforce readiness as a next major step toward strengthening the state for generations to come. Recently, a dedicated team of hard-working professionals from a variety of state agencies and local workforce boards completed a critical task related to workforce development in Nevada when they finalized and submitted Nevada’s Unified State Plan for workforce development, as required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Governor Sandoval is pleased to shine the spotlight on this team and recognize their outstanding performance in preparing the state’s plan for long-term workforce development.

Federal WIOA legislation, enacted in 2014, requires each state in the nation to develop a plan for aligning workforce development and support efforts in order to streamline programs and maximize efficiencies across multiple programs and state agencies. After more than a year of meetings and deliberations to prepare Nevada’s plan, a talented team submitted an exceptional document to Governor Sandoval for his approval and submission to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The WIOA Governance Workgroup, comprised of more than a dozen state employees representing core programs in the areas of health and human services, education, employment and training development, and vocational rehabilitation met regularly throughout the past year to develop and draft a statewide strategy for Nevada’s workforce development efforts for years to come.

The finished product submitted by the WIOA Governance Workgroup was nothing short of remarkable. The plan, more than 230 pages in length, describes the significant steps that state agencies and stakeholders will take to increase collaboration and partnerships, promote alignment of services, and maximize efficiencies that will result in more Nevadans having access to the employment training that they need to compete for 21st century job opportunities. The plan reflects the Governor’s vision of closing skills gaps and creating career pathways that will allow Nevada to continue to attract and retain dynamic new industries in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, autonomous vehicle systems, and health care delivery that will help to strengthen, diversify, and fortify the state’s economy well into the future.

Not only did the WIOA Governance Workgroup compile a truly impressive and comprehensive plan, but the team was able to do so well before the federal deadline, submitting Nevada’s Unified Plan more than a month before it was due to the U.S. Department of Labor. The workgroup was led by Administrator Steve Fisher of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and Deputy Director Dennis Perea of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). The team was also comprised of representatives from the Nevada Department of Education, local workforce boards, the Governor’s staff, and other state agencies and programs with oversight over workforce development and support functions. Each core agency was responsible for making revisions and suggestions for the plan, which was drafted by DETR’s Kris Nelson and Mae Worthy, who completed multiple drafts of the plan and whose efforts were critical to submitting a comprehensive document before the deadline.

“The performance by the WIOA Governance Workgroup team was simply outstanding, and the team is currently engaged in the modification period of the State Plan, and ensuring that it complies with federal guidelines as they continue to be issued from the U.S. Department of Labor. Nevada’s Unified State Plan represents a monumental step forward in the state’s efforts to meet the needs of employers, reintegrate displaced workers, and provide the skills and training to prospective employees who will need to compete for 21st century job opportunities,” said Nevada’s Chief Strategy Officer Dale Erquiaga, who advises the Governor on workforce development and education initiatives.

Governor Sandoval is extremely proud of the exceptional work performed by the WIOA Governance Workgroup team, and extends his appreciation to each of the team members and their agencies for their efforts to help develop the new Nevada workforce.



Steve Fisher, Div. of Welfare and Supportive Services, DHHS

Sandra Chamberlin, Div. of Welfare and Supportive Services, DHHS

Dennis Perea, DETR

Kris Nelson, DETR

Renee Olson, DETR

Coralie Peterson, DETR

Grant Nielson, DETR

Mae Worthey, DETR

Shelley Hendren, Rehabilitation Division, DETR

John Thurman, Nevadaworks

Ardell Galbreth, Workforce Connections

Jaime Cruz, Workforce Connections

Mike Raponi, Nevada Department of Education

Ken Zutter, Nevada Department of Education

Brad Deeds, Nevada Department of Education