Given the increasing importance of vocational and adult education across the country, it makes sense that the U.S. Department of Education would have a separate office dedicated to this facet of higher education. As their site notes, it has "information, research, and resources to help prepare young people and adults for postsecondary education, successful careers, and productive lives". The site contains areas dedicated to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and their center for rural education. The "Resources" area is a good place to take a look at in detail, as it contains documents that address the rising expectations in vocational education and related topics. Finally, visitors can also learn about their ongoing initiatives, which include researching adolescent literacy and creating community technology centers.