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Adult Education Dictionary: Vocational/Workforce

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National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE)  NCRVE closed its doors on December 31, 1999. Funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education of the U.S. Department of Education, NCRVE played...  
National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)  The National Center on Education and the Economy is dedicated to the development of a comprehensive education and human-resource development system in...  
National Skills Standards Board (NSSB)  The National Skills Standards Board was created under the National Skills Standards Act of 1994 (Title V of Goals 2000) as a group of business, labor,...  
Nontraditional Occupational and Employment   As defined in the Women Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act, the term nontraditional occupations refers to occupations and jobs in which...  
NorthStar   NorthStar is a free national adult learner digital literacy assessment tool. The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform...  
Occupational Cluster   An occupational cluster is a grouping of occupations from one or more industries that share common skill requirements. Occupational clusters form the...  
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)  O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is an easy-to-use database accessible from any web browser. It contains comprehensive information on job...  
Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) 

Formerly named OVAE, this federal office administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs that are...  

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)  The Office of Vocational and Adult Education's mission is to Prepare America's Future. Its focus is to provide information on adult education and literacy,...  
One-Stop Centers   One-Stop Centers are also called One-Stop Career Centers, One-Stops, or Workforce Centers. Under WIA Title I, the One-Stop Career Center provides information...  
On-the Job Training (OJT)  On-the job training is training given in the normal work situation rather than an offsite location. Training is generally given by the supervisor, an...  
Points of Entry Initiative   Points of Entry is an initiative funded by the Open Society Foundations Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation and builds upon the goals of the U.S. Department...  
Private Industry Council (PIC)  The Private Industry Council is a nonprofit corporation that provides employment, training and research services to employers and job seekers in a designated...  
Putting English to Work (PETW)  This three-part multi-media instructional series was created to teach English life skills at the beginning level to adult immigrant students in the United...  
Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)  Regional Occupational Programs train students for entry-level employment and help them upgrade skills through advanced training. Course offerings are...  
Role Indicators   Role indicators answer the question, "how do I know a key activity has been performed well?" Role indicators are evaluative. They define effective performance...  
Role Map   A Role Map is a publicly-agreed to, explicit, consensus depiction of the adult roles of worker, parent/family member, and citizen/community member. For...  
School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA)  In July 1994, Congress passed the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA). STWOA allocated funds to establish statewide partnerships designed to enable...  
School-to-Work (STW)  School-to-Work is an umbrella term for many activities, experiences and opportunities that prepare students for the world of work. Some noted examples...  
Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)  In 1991, the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), U.S. Department of Labor, issued its report on the competencies, skills, and...  
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