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Abbreviations and Acronyms

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E-Business: Business conducted via electronic connections.

E-Commerce: Business conducted via electronic connections.

Economically Disadvantaged (Including Fos­ter Children): Any person who is eligible for or receiving Aid to Dependent Children under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act or benefits under the Food Stamp Act of 1977; is counted for purposes of Section 1005 of Chapter 1 of Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; is participating in a program assisted under Title II of JTPA; is receiving a PELL grant or as­sistance under a comparable state program; or is determined as low-income according to the Depart­ment of Commerce or the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines.

Education Enhancement Center: Located in technology centers and designed to provide academic instruction at all achievement levels to assist students in their acquisition of technical skills. Also referred to as Academic Centers.

Educational Equity: Activities carried out in the CareerTech educational system to reduce gender bias, gender stereotyping and gender discrimina­tion.

Educational Planning and Assessment Sys­tem: An integrated series of assessments (PLAN, EXPLORE and ACT) and reporting services that supports educators as they help students set and reach goals for life after high school.

Educational Technology Resources: A division at the ODCTE that provides technical assistance to improve the quality of career and technology education in Oklahoma by using appropriate instructional technologies and media to enhance the delivery of instruction. The staff provides products; services; assistance in the areas of video production, video conferencing and distance learning; graphics design; streaming media; and teacher and administrator training.

Employability Skills: Skills needed to perform a given job satisfactorily, including reading, writing, mathematics, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking, goal setting, interpersonal skills, teamwork and technology.

Employment and Training Administration: A federal agency.

English as a Second Language: English language education for adults whose inability to understand, speak, read or write the English language is a barrier to their ability to get or keep employment. It also affects their ability to function in society or successfully complete the citizenship application process.

Entrepreneurship Education Consortium: Non-profit organization committed to promoting excellence in entrepreneurship education and sup­porting the infusion of entrepreneurship education across all levels of career technical and academic education.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Work­place rules, policies, practices and behaviors that are fair and do not disadvantage people because they belong to particular groups. All workers are valued and respected and have opportunities to develop their potential.

Equal Opportunity Employer: An agency or institution that practices the belief that cus­tomer satisfaction is earned and quality is never compromised and that an employer-employee rela­tionship is based upon mutual respect, a committed work ethic and recognition of each individual’s importance and value.

Equipment and Engine Training Council: Na­tional program certification for power products.

Equipment Matching Funds: When funding is available, funds from the ODCTE that match the cost of equipment acquired for existing programs.

Existing Industry Training: A course that is designed specifically for the employees of one or a specific group of businesses or industries and that qualifies under the Training for Existing Industries Initiative guidelines.

EXPLORE: Eighth-grade achievement and interest assessment that is part of the ACT system (See PLAN).


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