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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.