Occupational skills training
Occupational skills training means an organized program of study that provides specific vocational skills that lead to proficiency in performing actual tasks and technical functions required by certain occupational fields at entry, intermediate, or advanced levels. Occupational skills training includes training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area. Such training must:
(1) Be outcome-oriented and focused on an occupational goal specified in the individual service strategy;
(2) Be of sufficient duration to impart the skills needed to meet the occupational goal; and
(3) Result in attainment of a recognized postsecondary credential.
20 CFR § 688.120
In addition to the definitions at sec. 3 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and 675.300 of this chapter, the following definitions apply: