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Core advantages of vocational and technical education programs

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There are many purposes served by vocational and technical colleges. These colleges create many opportunities for students to further their professional careers and to earn more money. They also offer many career programs in practical fields that don’t require academic training in traditional four-year programs.

This article will present some core advantages of vocational and technical courses offered by colleges to high school students.

Shortening freshman year

For high school students, the most prominent and motivating factor of enrolling into vocational programs is that they enable students to shorten their freshman year in college. Since the college years are in a traditional four-year degree program, quarters and semesters usually involve credits earned. Students can considerably shorten their freshman year and earn enough college credits during high school. This might add up enough to cut freshman year in half for some.

Winning college credits

It is a fact that high schools do not offer this option. However, there are many vocational and technical colleges that provide entry-level classes to students studying in high schools who have established a good capacity and ability for college education. Usually, this is ascertained through a counselor or mentor who guides students, even though there are some schools that allow high school students to enroll for classes.

Since college level classes are taken by high school students, they are given the chance by vocational and technical programs to start their college education. Usually, students can attend classes at night, after the end of their regular high school duration. The credits won by these programs can be put toward first-year generals at a conventional education center.

Getting used to college years

The environment of a vocational and technical college program is one between high school and college. This approach makes an undeniably perfect learning environment for high school students to become familiar with a different learning experience.

Typically, students want the stress-free and informal learning environment, and they can experience it by enrolling into a vocational program. It is a common fact that high school is usually infamous for being filled with ‘cliques,’ but the college life is more relaxed, as it involves more social aspect and social interaction.

Creating a perfect college application

The college application process for admission is another one of the motivating factors for taking a vocational and technical program during high school. Students want admissions to highly desirable and top-ranking universities, but getting in a college or university is fierce competition. Thus, students will have to do everything to make their college applications the best.

Specialty career programs

The subject matter in specialty courses is one more reason to consider vocational programs during high school. If we talk about the United Kingdom, there are many high schools dropping numerous elective programs and the budget cuts are the main reason behind it. There are many cases in which the first subjects and programs to be dropped are physical activities like shop, band, and physical education.

For students with interests in any of these programs, their only option available is taking them at a vocational college. They can find an extensive array of these vocational programs at most vocational and technical colleges. Plus, the bonus is students will get in-depth and hands on vocational classes they can’t find in high school.

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John Kelly is a professional and proactive article writer, as well as an education counselor. He also provides UK writing help to customers for enhancing their skills and knowledge. He also writes articles for the benefit of students.

Posted August 05, 2015 by

4 Tips to Write an Amazing College Essay

close of a hand writing on a paper

Close of a hand writing on a paper. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Following the tips below that we got from a bunch of professional writers could just get you into your dream college.

Brainstorm

Do not be so fast to write your college essay. Besides, you still have a month to write so it’s good to take a few days to ponder on what to include in your college essay. Do a research on the real you, your accomplishments, interests and the passions that drive you to follow your goal. Through this entire brainstorm period, you will find a different way to put everything nicely in the college essay. Keep in mind that anything standard will be rejected. (more…)

Posted February 17, 2015 by

Who Actually Reads Your College Application Essay?

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When it comes to college essays, the most significant point to remember is that the readers are not machines or algorithms looking for specific keywords that will clink together to advance you to the next round. These are academic professionals who have taken on the role of going through thousands of entrance essays (many of them horribly written or at the very least terrifically boring). Give them a break. Make yours a gem. (more…)

Posted February 12, 2014 by

7 Not-So-Obvious Tips for Writing an Appealing College Cover Letter

Leslie Anglesey

Leslie Anglesey

Writing an appealing college cover letter these days is a completely different animal to tangle with versus the outdated standards of yesteryear. Oftentimes it’s the little not-so-obvious rules of the game that we miss, because they tend to change with the times. This article provides you with 7 tips that can help you get an edge.

These days every little bit helps, and we’ve got to use everything at our disposal to stick out above and beyond the noise. Let’s start with the not-so-obvious basics. (more…)

Posted October 23, 2013 by

How Future Entry Level Job Seekers Can Look to LinkedIn for Career Success

While they may not be looking for employment now, future entry level job seekers may want to use LinkedIn as a start to a successful career.  In the following post, find out how the site can help them early on to build a professional image.

It’s never too early for future leaders – even if they’re still in high school – to start thinking about their career paths. LinkedIn has now made this much easier by lowering its minimum user age to 14. Before you jump in, however here are some steps to take in order to make the most of your LinkedIn presence

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Posted August 19, 2013 by

Don’t Want to Be Like Many Others? 6 Ways Your College Application can Attract Admissions Officers

When applying to college, prospective students are competing against many applicants hoping to get into a particular college.  In order to have a chance to get that acceptance letter, students will need to separate themselves from the competition during the application process.  In the following post, learn six ways a college application can attract admissions officers.

If you’re like many American families, you’re probably dreading the college application process. And no wonder. All around you, you’ve seen great kids with stellar credentials get denied by top schools and you wonder what on earth they could have done wrong. You conclude that getting into a top college must require making a seven-figure donation, schmoozing the right VIPs, or turning into a Tiger Mom. (more…)