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The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students.

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The website features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace.

America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local American Job Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

The Center on Education and Work (CEW) is a research, technical assistance, and resource provider within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Established in 1964, the Center has a rich tradition of assisting educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training, and career resources.

The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading change in education. Since 1979, we've been creating educational tools and innovative programs to empower faculty and prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education.

Online education programs allow adult students to interact with other working adult students. This means that they can share their fears, help with homework, and encourage each other to finish an online education program. Now, working adult students can get an online education without the intimidation of the traditional classroom.

For 50 years, Lab-Volt has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of hands-on training laboratories for public education, automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, health care, government, and the military. Our products prepare students for technical careers in the fields of Electricity and Electronics, Electric Power, Telecommunications, Fluid Power, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems, Mechatronics, Mechanical Systems, Instrumentation and Process Control, Automation and Robotics, HVAC and Refrigeration.

The National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) is committed to providing its members with benefits that keep them up to date on new trends, help maintain a personal and professional network, and give access to the latest leading-edge programs throughout the country.

The National Council for Workforce Education is committed to promoting excellence and growth in workforce education. As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills, as well as representatives of business, labor, military, and government, to affect and direct the future role of two-year and other post-secondary institutions in workforce education and economic development.

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

Smarthinking began in 1999 as an innovator in connecting students with highly qualified educators via the Internet. Since that time, Smarthinking has grown to become the premier provider of research based, research proven online tutoring to help institutions of higher education increase student achievement, boost retention, and enhance learning. Students in over 1,000 colleges and universities use Smarthinking’s services every year.

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), which was established in 1965, is a community of senior, higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them.

We offer access to valuable faculty development programming for one low membership price. Topics include such things as: collaborative learning, online teaching techniques and learning theory. Access is available 24/7, when you need it!

The State Auditor's Office (SAO) is the independent auditor for Texas state government. The SAO operates with oversight from the Legislative Audit Committee, a six-member permanent standing committee of the Texas Legislature, jointly chaired by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

We created this online space for members to create dynamic member profiles, collaborate on projects, share your ideas and expertise – and, most important, connect with your fellow members and sponsors.

For over 50 years, Teaching Systems, Inc. has been in the business of selling high end, name brand, technical equipment, systems, software, services, curriculum support and turnkey laboratory solutions to educational institutions in the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Tech-Labs specializes in many different specialty markets in order to better serve our customers. It is Tech-Labs's goal to help educators prepare their students for the world of tomorrow by delivering equipment, curriculum, and software that will challenge students and help teach the competencies and skills students and industry need to face and overcome the challenges of the 21st Century.

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) is a non-profit association that includes all 50 public community college districts in the state. The General Appropriations Bill and legislation affecting public community colleges in general have been and remain the principal concerns of TACC.

Comprised of educators from every teaching discipline, as well as counselors, librarians, and administrators, the Texas Community College Teachers Association's members come from all public and independent two-year colleges in Texas. TCCTA is -- by far --the largest organization of postsecondary educators in Texas.

The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.

For a website that makes searchingfor a career field easier, visit www.TEXASgenuine.org and check out programs, colleges and locations.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's mission is to work closely with policymakers and education stakeholders to develop and implement a higher education framework focused on initiatives to: Dramatically increase the number of postsecondary completions; Keep college affordable and accessible for all Texans; and Align higher education outcomes with current and future workforce needs.

The Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) has strategic planning and evaluation oversight of the Texas workforce development system. TWIC is also charged with the administration of a statewide system of skill standards for sub-baccalaureate occupations with strong employment and earnings opportunities. These skill standards may be integrated into community and technical college curriculum to meet the workforce needs of business and industry.

Our mission is to promote and support an effective workforce system that offers employers, individuals and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.

The Chair Academy offers leaders, from around the world, an exciting opportunity for leadership development at its annual conference. The goal of the conference is to provide programs that specifically address the various administrative, and academic needs of organizational leaders. It provides a forum for participant interaction and networking, and recognizes exemplary leadership and leaders.

The League, an international organization serving community colleges, invites educators to connect with us through the League Alliance and iStream, and corporations to join us as partners. Connect now with a free subscription to League Connections!

The resources, tools, updates and links on this page are intended to assist the nation's workforce professionals in serving the needs of workers and business.

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) is a collaborative of Texas community and technical colleges; it is not a separate, independent entity. A service of the Texas Association of Community Colleges (opens new window), VCT has been operational since the Fall Semester, 1998.