View definitions of terms used throughout the Pathways Clearinghouse.


Occupational or sectoral training

Training that is tied to a particular occupation, such as truck driving or welding.

On-the-job training

An agreement between the workforce system and an employer in which the workforce system pays all or part of the wages for a client working for an approved employer in an approved occupation for a specified period. At the end of that time, the employer can hire the worker but without the wage subsidy.

Outcome domain

A group of related outcomes. The Pathways Clearinghouse includes seven outcome domains: short-term earnings, long-term earnings, short-term employment, long-term employment, short-term public benefit receipt (such as TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and so on), long-term public benefit receipt, and education and training (which focuses on attaining a degree or credential).