Adult Worker [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 472.5 (b) [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter IV -- Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education; Part 472 -- National Workplace Literacy Program; Subpart A – General], the term adult worker means “an individual who has attained 16 years of age or who is beyond the age of compulsory school attendance under State law, and whose receipt of project services is expected to result in new employment, enhanced skills related to continued employment, career advancement, or increased productivity.”