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Adult Education Dictionary: Vocational/Workforce

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Service Learning   Service learning is an instructional method that combines community service with a structured school-based opportunity for reflection about that service,...  
Skill Standards   Skill standards are the standards that specify the level of knowledge and competence required to successfully perform work-related functions within a...  
Transition services   Those support services specifically designed to facilitate students' transitions from one level of education to another, from education to the workforce,...  
Vocational Adult Basic Education (VABE)  VABE has a goal of achieving an academic level that will allow participants to succeed in the vocational training program of their choice....  
Vocational Education Act of 1963 (VEA)  VEA was a significant federal act of the 1960s addressing the need for vocational training. The act focused on vocational training and retraining for...  
Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)  VESL focuses on the English skills necessary in a particular occupation or vocational area. There is often collaboration between vocational and VESL instructors...  
Work Incentive Program 1967 (WIN)  The Work Incentive Program 1967 (WIN) was established under P.L. 90-248 as the Social Security Amendment of 1967. It established employability training...  
Work-Based Learning (WBL)  An educational strategy that links schol-based instruction with activity that has consequences beyond the class or value behond success in school, and...  
Workforce Education   Workforce education focuses on the literacy and basic skills training workers need to get or keep jobs, advance in their careers, and/or increase productivity...  
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reauthorized the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) which provides funding to states...  
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)  The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 (P.L. 105-220) provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system. This...  
Workforce Investment Board (WIB)  The California Workforce Investment Board was established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA)...  
Workforce Readiness   The literacy, mathematics, and technical skills, as well as cross-cutting workplace skills necessary to transition to short-term on-the-job training and...  
Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS)  The CASAS Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS) provides the foundation to prepare a skilled and able entry-level workforce. With a complete system...  
Workplace Literacy (WL) Services (WL)  Services that are offered for the purpose of improving the productivity of the workplace through the improvement of literacy skills.All eligible agencies...  
Workplace Skills   The combination of basic skills, critical thinking skills, and life and self-management skills and competencies necessary for success in the workplace...  
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