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LEAD PARTNER: Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at Dept. of Ed.

December 21, 2016

The Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is responsible for administering and coordinating programs related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges. In this role, OCTAE is authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II, to grant money to states for the support of high-quality adult education programs.

A key to supporting adult education is helping those who teach adults. OCTAE's LINCS, a professional learning platform for adult educators, contains free, evidence-based online resources for adult educators. The site includes professional development opportunities, self-paced online courses, and free teaching materials. Educators can also discuss best practices and network with each other on the site. For more information, visit the OCTAE webpages on the Department of Education website.