Glossary

All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • NAICS
    The standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.
  • OSHA
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. www.osha.gov.
  • TABE

    ​The TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) is used to find your strengths. The information collected will be used to set up a program of study to help you progress. Your skills may help you complete a program that was set up by a Workforce Professional. The TABE has three major areas: reading, language, and math. These tests use multiple-choice questions. There are no short answers. There are no writing questions. You cannot fail the TABE.

  • Takes Initiative
    Goes beyond the routine demands of the job. Takes initiative in seeking out new work challenges and increasing the variety and scope of one’s job. Seeks opportunities to influence events and originate action. Assists others who have less experience or have heavy workloads. Find tasks to perform on one's own. Make suggestions for improvement. Exhibit interest in making the organization more effective and productive. Maintain work standards in the midst of change.
  • Taking Responsibility
    Takes responsibility for accomplishing work goals within accepted timeframes. Accepts responsibility for one’s decisions and actions and for those of one’s group, team, or department. Attempts to learn from mistakes. Assumes responsibility for actions and decisions. Completes assignments and is concerned with quality of own work and that of peers. Works towards a high standard of performance. Exhibits responsibility such as going to work as assigned and adhering to policies.
  • TANF
    "The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program provides temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children. TANF provides financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical." http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30358
  • Task
    Smallest identifiable and essential piece of a job that serves as a unit of work and as a means of differentiating between the various components of a project.
  • Teamwork

    ​The process of working collaboratively with a group of people, in order to achieve a goal. Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal conflict between individuals.

  • Technical and Vocational Schools

    ​A vocational school, also called a trade school, is a higher-level learning institution that specializes in providing students with the vocational education and technical skills they need in order to perform the tasks of a particular job.

  • Technical Professional Computer User
    Individuals with technical professional computer skills may use, develop, maintain, or support information technology (IT) application systems including server administration, web and application programming, and other advanced applications used by specialized IT users.
  • Technical Professional Online Courses
    Individuals who are already in or entering an Information Technology career pathway can increase their knowledge of Microsoft professional information technology applications including server administration, web and application programming, and other professional technical areas. Expertise with information technology applications can give you the competitive edge to achieve job goals.
  • Technical Skills
    Employ information management techniques and strategies in the workplace to assist in decision-making. Employ planning and time management skills and tools to enhance results and complete work tasks. Able to manage overall project loads, which includes research and information fluency but also involves choices and usage of other technology products. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. Apply existing knowledge of digital tools to generate new ideas, products, processes and to process data/results. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues, and identify trends and forecast possibilities.
  • Technology
    Interact and collaborate with peers or others employing a variety of digital environments and media in order to complete workplace projects. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
  • Technology Literacy

    ​The knowledge and skills in using contemporary information; communication and learning technologies in a manner necessary for successful lifelong learning; and citizenship in the knowledge-based, digital, and global 21st century. This type of literacy includes the abilities to effectively communicate and collaborate; to analyze and solve problems; to access evaluate, manage, and create information in order to increase information literacy; and to do so in a safe and ethical manner.

  • Tele-Typewriter
    Tele-Typewriter/Text Telephone -Machinery or equipment that employs interactive text based communications through the transmission of coded signals across the standard telephone network. Text telephones can include, for example, devices known as TDDs (telecommunication display devices or telecommunication devices for deaf persons) or computers with special modems. Text telephones are also called TTYs, an abbreviation for tele-typewriter.
  • Test for Adult Basic Education

    ​The TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) is used to find your strengths. The information collected will be used to set up a program of study to help you progress. Your skills may help you complete a program that was set up by a Workforce Professional. The TABE has three major areas: reading, language, and math. These tests use multiple-choice questions. There are no short answers. There are no writing questions. You cannot fail the TABE.

  • The North American Industry Classification System
    The standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. www.osha.gov.
  • The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    "The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program provides temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children. TANF provides financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical." http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30358
  • Thinking Innovatively
    Constantly searches for new ways of improving existing processes and doing things more efficiently. Strives to understand what is missing from current product stream, and searches for new ideas for product improvement everywhere; attempts to address product gaps and build the business by creating innovative and unique solutions.
  • Time Management
    A set of skills for better using your time, which includes goal setting, prioritizing tasks, and scheduling activities.
  • Timing
    Easy flow of information back and forth (not rushed).
  • Tone
    Writes in a manner appropriate for business; uses language appropriate for the target audience; uses appropriate tone and word choice (e.g., writing is professional and courteous).
  • Tone of Voice
    Projects warmth, confidence, or delight.
  • Touch
    Uses an appropriate handshake or pat on the back or shoulder.
  • Trade Schools
    A vocational school, also called a trade school, is a higher-level learning institution that specializes in providing students with the vocational education and technical skills they need in order to perform the tasks of a particular job.
  • Training Programs
    A program designed for training in specific skills.
  • Transcript
    An official document showing the educational work of a student in a school or college. (Encarta World English Dictionary)
  • Transition
    The passing from one condition, activity or place to another. The movement from school to adult life and the world of work. The transition is complex and involves decisions about career, living arrangements, social and financial goals.
  • Transition Services

    ​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 child care.

  • Transitions

    Specialized courses and services that assist dislocated workers and other adult education learners with gaining both the academic and college readiness skills needed to transition successfully to postsecondary education.

  • Trends
    The current general direction of movement for wages or job openings.
  • Troubleshooting
    Learns how to maintain and troubleshoot tools and technologies.
  • TTY
    Tele-Typewriter/Text Telephone -Machinery or equipment that employs interactive text based communications through the transmission of coded signals across the standard telephone network. Text telephones can include, for example, devices known as TDDs (telecommunication display devices or telecommunication devices for deaf persons) or computers with special modems. Text telephones are also called TTYs, an abbreviation for tele-typewriter.
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (TB Test)
    A tuberculin skin test (also called a Mantoux tuberculin test) is done to see if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB). The test is done by putting a small amount of TB protein (antigens) under the top layer of skin on your inner forearm. If you have ever been exposed to the TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), your skin will react to the antigens by developing a firm red bump at the site within 2 days.
  • Two-way Communication
    Practices meaningful two-way communication (i.e., speaks clearly, pays close attention and seeks to understand others, listens attentively and clarifies information). Attends to nonverbal cues and responds appropriately.