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Posted May 28, 2016 by

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 December 04, 2014 by

What is The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?

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Businessman conducting business training, people sitting in a row, listening. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Organizations are faced with the unique challenges of filling job openings with qualified, well-trained candidates. In order to prepare the workforce with the requisite skills, trainers must be equipped with the right knowledge and expertise to assess and train students. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment gives educators the tools and skills necessary to evaluate candidates. This course has proven to be very popular among people trying to learn more about training and assessment. (more…)

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Need a Vocation? Information If You’re Considering Vocational School

If you are a high school or college student looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill that can lead to a career, then going to vocational school may be a good option for you.  The following infographic takes a look at the past and present of vocational education, the benefits it has to offer, and more. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2013 by

Top 10 Certificate Degrees in America

Do you have no idea which certificate program to choose for your college education?  If not, you may want to consider some options in the following post, which list the top 10 certificate degrees in the United States. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2013 by

Choices in Higher Education: Which One Is For You?

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Sign with an arrow pointing in the direction of a college. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Congratulations, you’re going to college! Now what?

Higher education can be confusing when faced with a wide range of options such as different degrees, diploma programs and certifications. Should you spend two years in school? Or four? Maybe you should get a career diploma.  Wait, what’s a career diploma?

Once you discern the available program options offered at your college or university, you can embark on the journey to your dream job. (more…)

Posted July 31, 2013 by

Are unpaid internships coming to an end?

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Female business intern holding a clipboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Consider these three interrelated pieces of prevailing wisdom:

1.    It’s a competitive job market.
2.    Gaining experience to put on your resume can help you get a job.
3.    Unpaid internships may put a strain on your finances, but will help your career in the long run.

Each year, approximately half a million career-builders work as unpaid interns with the hope of future career growth, while businesses reap the free benefits of motivated workers eager to impress.

But don’t resign yourself to becoming one of those thousands quite yet: A recent court decision has opened the question of whether unpaid internships will become a relic of the past. (more…)

Posted July 09, 2013 by

Making Sure Your Degree Is Accredited

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A bachelor’s degree in education with a grad hat. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As prospective students search college databases and educational websites, they will notice a term that gets used quite a lot: accreditation. Accreditation agencies (or simply, accreditors) work to evaluate a college degree program and make sure it meets certain standards. These organizations help students identify legitimate, well-respected schools and avoid scams. (more…)