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Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Unduplicated Headcount: A student who is counted only once for the full year time period, regardless of the number of courses or programs in which he or she is enrolled.

 

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Work-Based Learning: Designed to provide students with work experiences that provide in­struction in such things as positive work attitudes, employability skills and participative skills. These experiences may occur within the classroom or the workplace.

Workforce Investment Act of 1998: The federal government's effort to adapt workforce training systems to current economic conditions. The economic development impact of WIA includes (1) shifting decision-making to the local level; (2) allowing local businesses to determine skill needs; (3) adapting training to local growth patterns; (4) promoting inclusion of economic development principles in plans; and (5) requiring states to submit economic development plans with the WIA implementation plan.

WorkKeys®: A job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. See ACT WorkKeys®.

Work-Site Learning: Planned learning experienc­es for students, under the guidance of a workplace mentor, to develop specific technical competencies and general workplace competencies. Experi­ences may also occur in a school-based enterprise, simulation or special project.

Work-Study: A need-based form of financial aid that supplements government student loans and grants by allowing qualified individuals to work at a fair wage for up to 10 hours per week on campus, often in positions that relate to their area of study.

Work-Study Program: A provision of the Higher Education Act to provide grants to institutions for partial reimbursement of wages paid to post­secondary students who are employed part-time by the institution. The funds are intended to help with educational expenses.


 

 

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