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.
apprenticeship
Advising, Placement, and Retention System – an assessment-advising program designed to identify the basic skill levels of students as they enter two-year institutions.
ASSET
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery – is a test developed and maintained by the United States Department of Defense.
ASVAB
Achieved after completion of a curriculum meeting the demands of a 4- year college program.
Bachelors degree
A written statement that is accepted as proof of certain facts; often relating to the attainment of specific skills.
Certificate
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.
CFNC
A postsecondary school where a student might receive a bachelor’s degree, master’s, or doctoral degree in a specific discipline.
College/University
Type of college with up to 2-year programs leading to certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees.
Community college
Paid employment with an educational component provided in a career-technical class and supervised by school personnel.
Cooperative education
A pathway, which a student selects in high school.
Course of study
End-of- course assessment.
EOC
A purpose/objective.
Goals
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)
Internship
A short-term experience that allows the student to follow an experienced worker and see the day-to- day activities of a particular career.
Job shadowing
An advanced 2-year program completed after attainment of a bachelor’s degree.
Masters degree
A certified, experienced, skilled craftsperson that has successfully completed an apprenticeship program.
Journey Worker
Special skills may be developed through educational programs in the armed services.
Military
Paid employment that is not supervised by school personnel; may or may not be related to the student’s career choice.
Parttime jobs
Education after high school.
Postsecondary
A privately owned school that operates for profit for those seeking vocational training.
Proprietary school
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.
PSAT
Education and training provided by an employer that usually takes place at a work site.
On the job training
Scholastic Aptitude Test – a test that measures the critical thinking mathematical, reasoning, and writing skills students need to do college-level work.
SAT
(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.
Student organizations
Practices used to prepare for learning and assessment of subject matter.
Study habits
Practices used to prepare for learning and assessment of subject matter.
Test-taking skills
An academic record; an official record of grades earned during a high school career.
Transcript
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.
VOCATS
A contribution of free labor, usually to a non-profit organization.
Volunteer

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