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NAAE Region II: The region of the National Asso­ciation of Agricultural Educators to which Oklahoma Agricultural Educations Teachers Association belongs.

National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education consortium: The Washington, D.C.-based professional society of the state and terri­tory agency heads responsible for career technical education. The state directors are committed to leadership and results and high quality education at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. Founded in 1920.

National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation: A certification of training programs that is provided on the recommendations of NATEF based on evaluation of the program’s purpose, administration, learning resources, fi­nances, student services, instruction, equipment, facilities, instructional staff and cooperative work agreements. Automotive Service Excellence offers voluntary certi­fication for automotive and auto body technician training programs.

National Career Development Guidelines: A competency-based approach to career development designed to help plan high quality career guidance and counseling.

National Council Li­censure Examination: A test administered by the boards of nursing in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands to determine who is safe to begin practice as an entry-level nurse. All states require this exam to be taken prior to practicing as a nurse.

National Institute for Metalworking Skills: The nation’s only ANSI-accredited developer of precision manufacturing skill standards and com­petency assessments. NIMS certifies individual skills against standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements.

National Technical Honor Society: The honor society for CareerTech students.

National Council of Local Administrators: Provides leadership and advocacy in the promotion and development of career and technical education in the secondary and postsecondary school systems of the United States and its territories.

New and Related Services: A division of Oklahoma Association for Career and Technology Education.

No Child Left Behind: Federal education initiative focusing on accountability and high quality teaching.

Nontraditional Training and Employment: Individuals studying or working in occupations or fields of work, including careers in computer science, technology and other current and emerging high-skill occupations, in which their gender constitutes less than 25 percent of those employed.

North American Industry Classification System: A consistent framework, developed by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for the collection, analysis and dissemination of industry statistics used by government policy analysts, aca­demics and researchers, members of the business community and the public.

North American Technician Excellence: Certification designed for installation and service technicians who work on residential and light com­mercial equipment and systems, air conditioning, air distribution, gas heating, heat pumps and oil heating.