Vocational education is education within vocational schools that prepares people for a specific trade. It directly develops expertise in techniques related to technology, skill and scientific technique to span all aspects of the trade. Vocational education is classified as using procedural knowledge.

Generally known as career and technical education (CTE) or technical and vocational education and training (TVET) it prepares people for specific trades, crafts and careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician, or a high professional practitioner position in careers such as engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, architecture, law etc. Craft vocations are usually based on manual or practical activities and are traditionally non-academic but related to a specific trade, occupation . It is sometimes referred to as technical education as the trainee directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques.

Vocational education can be at the secondary, post-secondary level, further education, and higher education level and can interact with the apprenticeship system. Increasingly, vocational education can be recognized in terms of recognition of prior learning and partial academic credit towards tertiary education (e.g., at a university) as credit.

Vocational education is related to the apprenticeship system of learning.

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Vocational instruction is offered in many areas, including health care, creative fields, computer networking, food preparation and cosmetology. Vocational education is also available in skilled trades, such as heating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical systems and automotive repair. Examples of specific vocational classes might include the following:

* Introduction to health care for nursing.

* Medical assisting.

* Computer network management.

* Word processing applications.

* Office management skills.

* Introduction to cosmetology.

* Food and beverage management.

Vocational Training Providers (VTPs)

Vocational Training Providers (VTPs). Print. The training under SDI scheme will be provided by various VTPs under Central Government, State Governments.



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