Term Vocational Education
Code HH-9000
Definition Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 2/3/04
Use References Technical Education
See Also References Employment Preparation (ND-2000)
Special Education (HH-8000)
Technical/Trade Schools (HD-6000.9000)
Vocational English as a Second Language (HH-0500.8000-900)
External Classification Terms Education (AIRS ED-170)
Education (CAN ED-170)
Vocational Education (NPC B03.05)
Vocational & Technical Schools (NTE B30)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Foster Care Transition Services
Labor and Employment
Facet Service
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