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  • Baseline Supply Analysis: Ranking of Programs and Schools Report

    ​Shows individual schools within the ranked list by credential type and size.

  • Baseline Supply Analysis: School Summary Report

    ​Shows a ranked list by certificate/degree type and size and the number of schools by ranges.

  • Baseline Supply and Demand Analysis: Occupations with Annual Job Openings

    ​Contains the largest occupations by projected annual openings and includes current output (certificates and degrees) from related education programs.

  • Basic Computer Online Courses
    Individuals who are not very comfortable using a computer should consider enhancing their basic computer skills. Almost all jobs use some form of technology, so basic computer skills are important. Computer skills can be included on a resume, and employers may ask about computer skills during a job interview. Even if you only use a computer at home, having basic computer skills will help you to make the most of the Web, email, and software.
  • Behaving Ethically
    Abides by a strict code of ethics and behavior. Chooses an ethical course of action and does the right thing, even in the face of opposition. Encourages others to behave accordingly.
  • Behavior
    The manner of conducting oneself or the response of an individual, group, or species to its environment. http://www.merriam-webster.com/
  • Beneficiary
    An individual who receives either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration.
  • Blog
    A frequently updated personal website featuring diary-style commentary and links to articles on other websites. Short for "weblog."
  • Body Language
    Body Language is the nonverbal, usually unconscious, communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like. Dictionary.com


  • Bridge Program
    Bridge programs prepare adults with limited academic or
    limited English skills to enter and succeed in creditbearing
    postsecondary education and training leading to
    career-path employment in high-demand, middle- and
    high-skilled occupations. The goal of bridge programs is to
    sequentially bridge the gap between the initial skills of
    individuals and what they need to enter and succeed in
    postsecondary education and career-path employment.
    The following definition outlines the key components of
    bridge programs in Illinois. This definition provides a
    foundation for bridge program design in Illinois.

    Bridge Program Core Elements:

    Bridge programs assist students in obtaining the
    necessary academic, employability, and technical skills
    through three required components — contextualized
    instruction, career development, and support services.

    Required elements include:

    • Contextualized instruction that integrates basic reading,
    math, and language skills and industry/ occupation
    knowledge.
    • Career development that includes career exploration,
    career planning within a career area, and understanding
    the world of work (specific elements depend upon the
    level of the bridge program and on whether participants
    are already incumbent workers in the specific field).
    • Transition services that provide students with the
    information and assistance they need to successfully
    navigate the process of moving from adult education or
    remedial coursework to credit or occupational
    programs. Services may include (as needed and
    available): academic advising, tutoring, study skills,
    coaching, and referrals to individual support services,
    e.g., transportation and childcare.


  • Building Cooperative Teams
    Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members; seizes opportunities and utilizes creative methods to build team cooperation and cohesion.
  • Building Relationships
    Seeks opportunities to make contacts and build relationships, including through organizational events, social events, external organizations, and professional activities.
  • Business Certification Exams
    By earning a Microsoft Business Certification credential, you can prove your expertise in using the latest Microsoft Office programs and the Windows Vista operating system. Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market and broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills, which can result in higher earning potential.
  • Business Ethics
    Demonstrates respect for coworkers, colleagues, and customers. Acts in the best interest of the company, the community, and the environment. Complies with applicable laws and rules governing work and reports loss, waste, or theft or company property to appropriate personnel.
  • Business Services Team
    Workforce professionals located around the state that provide resources for local businesses to recruit employees, train employees, and develop their business.
  • Business Worker Computer Skills
    Individuals that have used, or will use, Microsoft Office products for their work.
  • Business Worker Online Courses
    Anyone who already has basic computer skills and may need to use Microsoft Office software to achieve their job goals benefits from enhancing their intermediate/business worker computer skills. For many jobs, knowing how to use Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access are skills to include on a resume, include with a cover letter, discuss during a job interview, and even test for as part of the job application process. Having great Office software computer skills can give you the competitive edge to achieve job goals.