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Vocational and Adult Education, US Office (OVAE)
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.
The Division of Adult Education and Literacy – is responsible for enabling adults to acquire the basic skills necessary to function in today's society so that they can benefit from the completion of secondary school, enhanced family life, attaining citizenship and participating in job training and retraining programs.
Adult Education — Basic Grants to States
Adult Education–National Leadership Activities
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The Division of Academic and Technical Education – is responsible for helping all students acquire challenging academic and technical skills and be prepared for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in the 21st century global economy.
America's Career Resources Network
Pacific Vocational Education Improvement Program
Tech-Prep Demonstration Program
Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Program
Vocational Education–Basic Grants to States
Vocational Education-Grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives
Vocational Education National Programs
Vocational Education–Native Hawaiians
More information on Career and Technical Education projects
Community College – OVAE provides national leadership to strengthen the role of community colleges in expanding access to postsecondary education for youth and adults and advancing workforce development. OVAE's community college initiatives are designed to:
Build public support for community colleges as centers of innovation and providers of excellent education and training that are affordable and accessible to all Americans;
Facilitate the dissemination of timely and actionable guidance on community college educations for teachers, administrators, students, parents, and employers; and
Promote the development of strategies that support students in the completion of their postsecondary certification and degree programs.
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OVAE Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-7100
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