Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.
For the latest news and information about career and technical education and adult education, see the “OCTAE Connection newsletter” and the OCTAE Blog.
Adult Education and Literacy
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.
OCTAE’s Adult Education and Literacy initiatives are designed to:
Career and Technical Education
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.
OCTAE’s Career and Technical Education initiatives are designed to:
OCTAE provides national leadership to strengthen the role of community colleges in expanding access to postsecondary education for youth and adults and advancing workforce development.
OCTAE’s community college initiatives are designed to: