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Vocational and Technical Schools



A collection of articles on career education, including vocational schools, technical schools, and trade schools, comparisons of vocational and technical schools with other post-secondary schools, and articles about choosing the best career education for your purposes.

Vocational and Technical Schools Articles

Choosing a Vocational School
Vocational or career training schools help build skills and knowledge for specific jobs. This article reviews the history of vocational education, on-the-job training programs, and offer you tips to help you choose the right vocational school.

Types of Vocational Schools
Vocational schools, also known as trade schools or career colleges and sometimes vo-tech schools, provide specific, focused job training. Vocational school can be an alternative to high school or a post-secondary education choice.

Trade Schools
This article defines what trade schools are, and explains types of trade schools, information on how to find trade schools, and pros and cons of trade schools. It gives tips on how to decide which trade schools to consider. Keep reading for more on trade schools.

University vs Technical School
University vs. technical school is a question on many high school graduates' minds. Considerations to review include cost, the amount of time required, one's life situation, and career goals. Learn about career training at technical schools verses how attending university may help your career.

Technical School
Technical schools are related to technical colleges, trade schools, and vocational schools. This article explains what a technical school is, how to find technical schools, and what types of technical schools exist.

Online Technical Schools
Online schools are institutions that grant degrees to students who do not attend a campus but receive instruction over the Internet. Technical schools are secondary or post-secondary vocational schools that train students in career paths. This article is about technical schools that offer online classes.

Accredited Vocational Schools
Not all vocational training is received in a school: apprenticeships and on-the-job training are time-honored ways of learning certain trades and learning them well. But if you’re looking for a vocational school, make sure you find an accredited one.

Trade School Programs
More and more, websites use the term trade school as an equivalent of vocational school or career school. This ignores the fact that many vocational and career schools do not teach the trades - which is the point of going to trade school. Learn more here.

Nursing Vocational Schools
This article discusses the types of vocational schools for nurses, as well as the types of nurses and nursing education available. It also provides a chart, organized by state, of vocational and technical schools offering nursing education.