Vocational Training: Is It For You?

mechanicNot everyone needs to be a doctor or lawyer. Many of us are raised in society to believe that we have to have as much professional education as possible and achieve to the highest level there is. But society also needs carpenters, cosmeticians, auto mechanics, chefs and others who run all aspects of our lives. And these fields are just as essential to the functioning of our society as anything else.
What does it mean to have vocational training? Sometimes, a high school program will offer vocational training so that the students who don’t believe they are heading to college can exit high school with a trade. Such training might include things like auto mechanics, wood working, carpentry, hair cutting and more. This is a great way for a high school student to take ownership of his education and to leave high school with an actual trade. Rather than sitting at a reception desk as a secretary, for instance, after high school, the student might be able to open his own barber shop in the house, or to work for a large auto parts store as an auto mechanic.
Sometimes, the person has already finished high school or moved beyond this stage in his life. Many community colleges have vocational training programs. They are inexpensive and often take only six months or so to complete. This is a great way to acquire a field that can keep you employed and feeling good about yourself as you look to enter the workforce.

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