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Career and Education

Educational Skills

Apprenticeship A trainee engages in learning an occupation under the guidance and direction of a skilled worker; 3-4 years training on-the-job.
ASSET (Advising, Placement and Retention System) assessment-advising program designed to identify the basic skill levels as they enter two-year institutions.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) a test developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bachelor’s degree Achieved after completion of a curriculum meeting the demands of a 4-year college program.
Certificate A written statement that is accepted as proof of certain facts; often relating to the attainment of specific skills.
CFNC Postsecondary career, educational & financial planning site, provides info for middle and high school students, parents, and counselors, includes info about all NC’s two and four year postsecondary institutions, financial aid, and application services.
College/University A postsecondary school where a student might receive a bachelor’s degree, master’s, or doctoral degree in a specific discipline.
Community college Type of college with up to 2-year programs leading to certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees.
Cooperative education paid employment with an educational component provided in a career-technical class and supervised by school personnel.
Course of study a pathway, which a student selects in high school.
EOC End-of-course assessment.
Goals A purpose/objective
Internship Allows the student the opp. To observe and participate in activities related to a field; supervised by school personnel and relaTed to the student’s career choice. (may be paid or unpaid)
Job shadowing a short-term experience that allows the student to follow an experienced worker and see the day-to-day activities of a particular career.
Master’s degree an advanced 2-year program completed after attainment of a bachelor’s degree.
Journey Worker a certified, experienced, skilled craftsperson that successfully completed and apprenticeship program.
Military special skills may be developed through educational programs in the armed services.
Part-time jobs paid employment that is not supervised by school personnel; may or may not be related to the student’s career choice.
Postsecondary education after high school
Proprietary school a privately owned school that operates for profit for those seeking vocational training.
PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) a practice test that measures the critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students need to do college-level work.
On-the-job training education and training provided by an employer that usually take place at a work site.
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) a test that measures the critical thinking mathematical, reasoning, and writing skills students need to do college-level work.
Student organizations CTSO-Career & Technical Student Organization, student organization; nonprofit, national org. with state exist to develop leadership skills & good citizenship; organizations are composed of vocational students interested in a specific occupational area.
Study habits practices used to prepare for learning and assessment of subject matter.
Test-taking skills Practices used to prepare for learning and assessment of subject matter.
Trade and professional organizations composed of members who have the same or similar occupation.
Transcript an academic record; an official record of grades earned during a hight school career.
VOCATS (Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System) a competency-based instructional management system that focuses on the individual student and tracks his/her achievement in relation to a predetermined set of core competencies.
Volunteer A contribution of free labor, usually to a non-profit organization.
Volunteer experiences unpaid experiences; students work to get experience, contacts or help out. The experiences are not necessarily career related and not usually supervised by a school personnel.
Work-based learning opportunities for students to consider different careers and industries, learn basic workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry, and apply academic and occupational skills in the workplace.
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