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American Association of Community Colleges

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.

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American National Standards Institute

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.

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America’s Career InfoNet

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.

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America’s Job Bank

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.

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Career Development Resources (LMCI)

Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) is a department of the Texas Workforce Commission within the External Relations Division. Our mission is to improve the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs. Use the search function below to learn more about our products and services!

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Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) offers what no one else can: an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere. We equip clients around the world with the skills and insight to achieve more than they thought possible through creative leadership.

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Center for Education & Work

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.

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CORD

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.

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DACUM

The DACUM Information System (DIS) is a Windows application which will allow you to easily input, manage and print DACUM chart information. DIS will allow up to 23 duty rows for each DACUM. Each duty row can contain up to 90 tasks; allowing for a total of 2070 tasks per DACUM.

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ERIC Clearninghouse

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.

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Lab Volt

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.

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National Council for Continuing Education and Training

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.

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National Council Workforce Education

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.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"

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Occupational Employment Statistics

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.

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Occupational Information Network (O-NET)

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a database of occupational requirements and worker attributes. It describes occupations in terms of the skills and knowledge required, how the work is performed, and typical work settings. It can be used by businesses, educators, job seekers, human resources professionals, and the publicly funded Workforce Investment System to help meet the talent needs of our competitive global economy.

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Smarthinking

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.

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Society for College and University Planning

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.

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STARLINK

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!

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State Auditor’s Office

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.

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TACE

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.

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Teaching Systems, Inc.

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.

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Tech-Labs

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.

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Texas Association of Community Colleges

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.

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Texas Community College Teachers’ Association

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.

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Texas Education Agency

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

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TEXASgenuine

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

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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.

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Texas Skill Standards

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.

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Texas Workforce Commission

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.

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The Chair Academy

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.

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The League of Innovation

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!

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U S Workforce

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.

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United States Department of Education

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

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United States Department of Labor

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.

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Virtual College of Texas

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.

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V-TECS

The job of a pharmacy technician is to assist pharmacists that are licensed in giving out prescribed medication. They are usually going to be working in either hospitals or a retail setting. The job duties of a pharmacy technician can range from taking customer information or getting information from doctors, as well as counting the tablets that are put into the bottles of prescription medication. They can also deal with the labeling and packaging of the bottles too, all of the way to the selling of the prescription medication.

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Networking with over 200 workforce education professionals.

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Connection to state agencies and policymakers.

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Connection to secondary workforce education partners.

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Active participation in setting the direction for workforce education in Texas.

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Access to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Association of Community Colleges, and the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Professional development through semi-annual conferences.

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Potential for leadership positions within the association.

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Current information and best practices in the area of workforce education.

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Timely information regarding legislative mandates affecting workforce education.

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Access to the TACTE private forum.