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

  • Earnfare
    State-sponsored training program that allows participants to get paid while learning on-the-job employment skills. Earnfare is designed to provide adults who receive Food Stamps and who volunteer an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, earn cash assistance, and become self-sufficient. Noncustodial Parent (NCP) Earnfare is designed for unemployed parents who do not have custody of their children, when their children receive TANF. It provides these parents with an opportunity to gain work experience and to meet a portion of their child support obligation. Citation
  • East Central

    ​This region includes the following counties: Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, Piatt, and Vermillion.

  • Education Entity

    ​Includes high school Career and Technical Education and/or career counselors and postsecondary programs and their career centers.

  • Elevate America Program
    This program, beginning now through October 30, 2009, is a major public-private partnership between Microsoft and the State of Illinois to provide up to 51,000 vouchers to Illinoisans for free online technology training. The program provides an opportunity for individuals at all skill levels to enhance information technology skills needed to compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Whether an individual has basic computer skills, is proficient with Microsoft Office software, or is a Technical Professional, they can take advantage of online courses to help them learn new skills and information to meet their goals.
  • Eligibility for Priority of Service
    Veterans and eligible spouses, including widows and widowers as defined in the statue of regulations are eligible for priority of service. Reference: 38 U.S. C. 101(2).
  • Eligible Spouses
    Areas defined with section 2(a) of the JVA (38 U.S.C. 4215[a]).
  • Eligible Training Providers
    Part of the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) federal legislation provides funding for individuals to retrain for a new occupation. If an individual is eligible for WIOA retraining money, they are awarded an Individual Training Account (ITA). ITAs can be used only at approved schools for WIOA certified programs. Eligible Training Providers offer training programs that are currently eligible by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Commerce) and the Illinois Workforce Development System (IWDS).
  • Email
    A system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals.
  • E-mailing
    Composes professional e-mails to communicate business-related information to coworkers, colleagues, and customers. Understands the company e-mail system and its basic functions (e.g., replying to/forwarding messages, using electronic address books, attaching files). Ensures that key stakeholders are kept informed of communications by copying (i.e., CCing ) them on important e-mails when appropriate.
  • Employability and Career Development
    Identifies and demonstrates positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to be employable. Develops a personal career plan to meet career goals and objectives. Demonstrates skills related to seeking and applying for employment to find and obtain a desired job. Maintains a career portfolio to document knowledge, skills and experience in a career field. Demonstrates skills in evaluating and comparing employment opportunities in order to accept employment positions that match career goals. Identifies and exhibits traits for retaining employment to maintain employment once secured. Identifies and explores career opportunities in one or more career pathways to build an understanding of the opportunities available in the cluster. Recognizes and acts upon requirements for career advancement to plan for continuing education and training. Continues professional development to keep current on relevant trends and information within the industry. Examines licensing, certification, and credentialing requirements at the national, state, and local levels to maintain compliance with industry requirements. Examines entrepreneurship opportunities as an option for career planning.
  • Employing Unique Analyses
    Employs unique analyses and generates new, innovative ideas in complex areas; integrates seemingly unrelated information to develop creative solutions; develops innovative methods of obtaining or using resources when insufficient resources are available.
  • Employment Linkages
    A function of the local board is to coordinate the workforce investment activities authorized under WIA Title 1B and carried out in the local area with economic development strategies and develop other employer linkages with such activities.
  • Employment Outlook (Job Outlook)
    Employment outlook provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings for occupations.
  • Encourages Self-assessment
    Helps employees identify skill deficiencies. Develops mechanisms that elicit feedback from multiple perspectives, and encourages employees to solicit feedback from others about strengths and weaknesses. Mentors employees by giving specific, constructive feedback on how performance can be improved.
  • Encouraging Entrepreneurial Activity
    Encourages innovation and entrepreneurial activity in team members. Challenges teams to take calculated risks for innovation, and ensures teams have time to pursue their ideas for new and improved products or processes. Holds regular team meetings to solicit bold new ideas.
  • Encouraging Resolution
    Makes healthy use of conflict and disagreement to promote learning and expand team perspectives; encourages parties to work together towards problem resolution; works with parties to identify a range of acceptable solutions; when appropriate, proposes effective compromises that satisfy some of each parties’ needs; ensures mutual commitment to a solution.
  • English and Family Literacy

    The state's family literacy programs are bringing parents and children together in their pursuit of educational excellence and reversing the cycle of illiteracy by teaching the families of today in order to impact the generations of tomorrow.​

  • English as Second Language

    ESL classes are for students who want to improve their English language skills. Classes include Basic English skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes may also include family literacy, citizenship, and civics

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages

    ​Each year, more than 66,000 immigrants are learning to speak the English language.

  • Enhances Skills on the Job
    Provides opportunities for skill development on the job. Plans for and seeks out developmental opportunities and stretch assignments that simultaneously develop employees and help the organization reach its goals. When appropriate, gives employees opportunities to mentor more junior employees.
  • Ensuring Accuracy
    Recognizes and corrects misstatements or errors of omission in budget proposals. Effectively consolidates budget requests and proposals of multiple units.
  • Ensuring Completeness
    Prepares budget justifications and proposals that reflect the needs of the office; submits proposals that are thorough and accurate, and that receive management acceptance with little or no questioning.
  • Enters Data
    Enters data into computer files quickly, with an acceptable degree of accuracy. Double checks data entry carefully. Notices when data are missing or look wrong and takes steps to ensure computer files are complete and accurate.
  • Entertaining New Ideas
    Open to considering new ways of doing things. Actively seeks out and carefully considers the merits of new approaches to work. Willingly embraces new approaches when appropriate and discards approaches that are no longer working.
  • ESL

    ESL classes are for students who want to improve their English language skills. Classes include Basic English skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes may also include family literacy, citizenship, and civics

  • Essential Employability Skills

    ​Foundational skills needed for success in college, careers, and life including, but not limited to, the following:

    a. Personal Ethic: integrity, respect, perseverance,
    positive attitude
    b. Work Ethic: dependability, professionalism
    c. Teamwork: critical thinking, effective and
    cooperative work
    d. Communication: active listening, clear communication

  • Establishes Productive Relationships
    Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Exhibits tact and diplomacy and strives to build consensus; shows sensitivity to the thoughts and opinions of other team members. Delivers constructive criticism and voices objections to others’ ideas and opinions in a supportive, non-accusatory manner. Responds appropriately to positive and negative feedback. Attends team meetings, focuses on the topic/purpose, offers facts and ideas, and helps others to contribute. Looks for ways to help others. Recognizes others for their contributions. Lets others know what is needed to get the job done.
  • Establishing Objectives
    Establishes long-range objectives and specifies the strategies and actions necessary to achieve those objectives. Identifies the most probable short and long-term consequences of implementing various strategies. Strategically analyzes the risks, benefits and opportunities of various strategies.
  • Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
    Applies ethical reasoning to a variety of workplace situations in order to make ethical decisions. Interprets and explain written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations.
  • Evaluate Results
    Test solutions or decisions to determine effects or to identify related problems.
  • Execute the Plan
    Commits to a solution in a timely manner, and develops a realistic approach for implementing the chosen solution; observes and evaluates the outcomes of implementing the solution to assess the need for alternative approaches and to identify lessons learned.
  • Ex-Offenders
    Persons who have been incarcerated and released.
  • Explaining Job Duties
    Clearly explains job duties, responsibilities and priorities; informs employees of the work for which they will be responsible for and helps them establish priorities. Checks to ensure that employees understand duties and responsibilities.
  • Explicit Instruction

    The intentional design and delivery of information by the teacher to the learners. It begins with:

    1. the teacher's modeling or demonstration of the skill or strategy
    2. a structured and substantial opportunity for learners to practice and apply newly taught skills and knowledge under the teacher's direction and guidance
    3. an opportunity for feedback.
  • Eye Contact
    Maintains eye contact.