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Do you want to learn a trade or extend your learning and skill level beyond your high school diploma? Have you decided that a traditional college degree program may not be well suited to you and your goals? After weighing your options do you continue to come back to the thought of pursuing a vocational education? In recent years, the vocational education system has somewhat changed. While years ago, only automotive type career paths were addressed at a vocational institute, today you can study aspects of the retail world, specific parts of the construction business, or even the tourism industry. Basically, this non-traditional approach to your education can prepare you and train you in practically any field or subject area.

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It is important to note that in recent years, vocational training has been added to the available curriculum at many high schools. If your high school offers courses in an area that you are interested in, this will give you a good chance to get a few courses under your belt before you even complete your diploma requirements. Keep in mind, you will not be able to enroll and start your vocational training at a post-secondary institute until you have completed your high school diploma requirements. Not all high school level vocational training programs are designed in the same way. In some cases you will be able to obtain vocational type training on campus, during your regular school day. For other schools, you may have to attend evening classes at a nearby location. It is important to note that these courses will be completed in conjunction with your general high school requirements. You will want to ensure that you keep your grades up in each of your classes. Of course, if you have completed your GED requirements, this will serve as an equivalent to a high school diploma.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Vocational Educational Training (VET), which are used interchangeably, refer to the specific training that a student receives towards a given career path. For instance, if you want to work as a cosmetologist, then your training and course requirements would only pertain to this profession. In addition, it is unlikely that you would be required to take general education type courses. It is common for a vocational educational training program to primarily consist of hands-on classes, clinical type experiences, or field work. In addition, it is common for the instructors at vocational institutes to have significant experience in a real world setting of your intended profession. For example, to receive training to be a cosmetologist, you will likely be receiving instruction from someone who still actively practices this trade in the work force. It is common for a vocational training program to require you to work approximately two years in order to finish the requirements. In some cases, you may have the opportunity to obtain a part-time job that will give you the chance to receive on the job training that is relevant to the trade you will be learning.

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Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment.

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  • Auburndale

At UEI College and United Education Institute, our supportive faculty and staff are committed to helping you build a life and a future you can be proud of! We have dedicated financial aid representatives who will meet with you one-on one-to help you explore your payment options. 

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Florida Technical College was founded in 1962 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. The main campus in Orland opened in 1962, followed by the Lakeland campus in 1990, and the DeLand campus in 1997. 

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At Platt College, we encourage our students to follow their passions, wherever they may lie, to find a career they love. You’ll find a supportive learning environment and career-focused training designed to help you gain the knowledge and hands-on training you need to succeed. 

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

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