Vocational Schools Making are Comeback


Traditional schools and vocational schools are finally listening to their students and trying a new approach to helping students learn. This is very good news for students, especially since vocational education has often been categorized as a second grade choice and for those that couldn’t go to a regular college.

Luckily, that’s all changing and vocational education is making a comeback.

There is a very high demand in today’s market for specific technical skills. There has been a merging of skills based and theory based learning as of late that is making the need for more vocational education programs evident.

With the number of vocational schools on the rise there has also been a need to redesign their existing programs. Adding new technical certifications to accommodate the booming career fields is of equal importance as well. For example, the growth of computer programming jobs is twice the national average of other jobs. With that in mind it’s pretty clear why there is a need to reassess the program duration and the content that is covered.

There are currently only 2% of college students that actually have computer science degrees, so in response to the growing demand, vocational schools are popping up all over the country. Some of these schools are even making it possible for students to obtain the necessary experience in as little as two months. Clearly now is the time to strike while the iron is hot.

Source:
Sommer, D. (2014, September 3). Vocational Education is Making a Comeback. Retrieved September 3, 2014, from http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/vocational-education-comeback-568/

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