Division of Adult Education and Literacy. Cheryl Keenan. Director. April This report is in the public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Office of Vocational and Adult Education; Overview Information; Ready for College: Adult Education Transitions Program Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) A Notice by the Education Department on 07/27/ Document Details.
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, and what could be more fitting than to announce that the name of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education has been changed to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). Vocational education was recognized as a national priority with the Smith-Hughes Act of The Office of Vocational and Adult Education enables adults to acquire basic educational skills to function in today's society; assists students with acquiring skills for high tech or high demand positions, and provides leadership to strengthen community colleges throughout the nation. Programs and grants administered by the Office of.
After the Health, Education and Welfare Department was established in , a federal office devoted both to adult and vocational education came into fruition. It was called the . Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.