Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand uniforms or other working clothes. Also included are programs such as "Dress for Success" that provide interview suits and other professional attire for low income individuals (frequently women) who need this type of wardrobe to secure and/or retain gainful employment.
Programs that establish and enforce licensing and certification standards for the trades and professions that are subject to regulation, review applications for licences, administer examinations to demonstrate competency, issue or deny licences and/or revoke licences and certificates or take disciplinary action for noncompliance with standards.
Programs that provide financial assistance or loans to help people pay for tuition, books, living expenses, transportation, disability supports, assistance in caring for dependents and/or other costs associated with acquiring skills training.
Programs that provide assistance for people who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis and have insufficient resources to obtain essential services or to meet expenses in situations where financial assistance related to their specific circumstance is unavailable. Monetary assistance may be in the form of immediate cash, loans, cheques or vouchers.
Organizations whose members are employees who have affiliated for the purpose of engaging in collective bargaining with management in order to secure more favourable wages, hours, grievance procedures and other terms or conditions of employment.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.