Glossary

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

  • Learning Strategies
    Applies a range of learning techniques to acquire new knowledge and skills. Processes and retains information. Identifies when it is necessary to acquire new knowledge and skills.
  • Learns About Other Cultures
    Takes action to learn about and understand the climate, orientation, needs, and values of other groups, organizations, or cultures. Willingly adjusts behavior or appearance as necessary to show respect for others’ values and customs.
  • Lekotek Centers
    Play libraries and resource centers for all children with special needs.
  • Leveraging Contacts
    Leverages contacts to obtain information relevant to the health and continued growth of the organization, including enhanced perspectives and feedback on organizational performance.
  • Libraries

    ​Where community members go to access work support resources through the public access computers or where community members seek assistance from librarians in being directed to work support services.

  • LIHEAP
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps pay the winter heating bills or summer cooling bills of low-income and elderly people. https://www.liheapillinois.com/
  • Linking Tasks to Organizational Objectives
    Explains relationship between individual work tasks and overall organizational objectives. Continually rethinks job duties and responsibilities as organizational objectives shift, and communicates new roles and responsibilities to employees as appropriate.
  • Listening
    Receives, attends to, interprets, understands, evaluates, and responds to verbal messages and other cues. Picks out important information in verbal messages. Accurately recalls and summarizes information. Understands complex instructions. Appreciates feelings and concerns of verbal messages.
  • Live ID
    Credentials that are used to sign into MSN Messenger, MSN Hotmail, MSN Music and other sites and services. After you sign up and create Windows Live ID credentials, you can sign in on any site that displays a Microsoft Passport Network or Windows Live ID icon.
  • Loan
    A type of financial aid that must be repaid with interest by the student. The repayment usually takes place after the student leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment.
  • Local Grant Sub-Recipient
    In order to assist in the administration of the WIA Title I grant funds, the chief elected official(s) or the Governor, where the Governor serves as the local grant recipient for a local area, may designate an entity to serve as a local grant sub-recipient for such funds or as a local fiscal agent. Such designation shall not relieve the chief elected official or the Governor of the liability for any misuse of grant funds. According to the Federal Rules and Regulations, this provision is interpreted as holding the chief elected officials liable in their official capacity and not holding them personally liable for misuse of WIA funds. The local grant sub-recipient shall disburse such funds for workforce investment activities immediately at the direction of the local board, pursuant to the requirements of WIA Title 1B.
  • Long-Term Goals

    Goals can be completed in 6 or more months. They may include:

    • Making a career change
    • Completing a training program
    • Getting the job you want
  • Low Income
    Families and children are defined as low-income if the family income is less than twice the federal poverty threshold. The federal poverty level for a family of four with two children was $22,050 in 2009, $21,200 in 2008, and $20,650 in 2007.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps pay the winter heating bills or summer cooling bills of low-income and elderly people. https://www.liheapillinois.com/