objective 3.00 (A-W)

Apprenticeship
A trainee engages in learning an occupation under the guidance and direction of a skilled worker; a 3-4 year training program on-the-job training with related technical instruction.
ASSET
Advising, Placement, and Retention System – an assessment-advising program designed to identify the basic skill levels of students as they enter two-year institutions.
ASVAB
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery – is a test developed and maintained by the United States 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 and financial planning site; provides comprehensive information in a web-based format of middle and high school students, parents, and counselors. This site includes comparative information about all of North Carolina’s two and four year postsecondary institutions, financial aid, and application services. This program is a partnership among the University of North Carolina General Administration, the College Foundation of North Carolina, and the State Educational Assistance Authority.
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 opportunity to observe and participate in activities related to a career 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 has successfully completed an 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 takes 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 and Technical Student Organization) Vocational student organization; nonprofit, national organization with state and local chapters that exist to develop leadership skills and good citizenship among members; each organization is 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 high school career.
VOCATS
Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System is 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 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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