The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE) vision is for all youths and adults to have multiple opportunities to obtain lifelong education and training in order to achieve rewarding careers and family lives, participate in their communities, and attain their personal goals.

For background information on OCTAE, please visit the OCTAE homepage on

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Below are links to other useful OCTAE webpages:

LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) is a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners.The LINCS initiative features  on-demand, web-based professional development opportunities; targeted face-to-face training, high-quality resources; and an interactive online learning community.

PCRN (Perkins Collaborative Resource Network) is a resource and information-sharing portal for Federal, State, and local policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders to join in the CTE conversation. It includes information on current CTE legislation, grants, and accountability data, as well as resources for developing and implementing rigorous, state-of-the-art career and technical education programs.