Why Choose a Career in Vocational Training

Choosing a career is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. You need to find something that you enjoy, that gives your life meaning and purpose, and of course, one that earns you a decent living.

There are many options out there: college, university, apprenticeships and internships, and even those who opt to forgo the above and enter the workforce directly. However, it is always a plus to have training from an accredited program or sponsorship. Vocational training is certainly an admirable choice.

In this article we discuss reasons why a career in vocational training might be the option you have been looking for, especially if you are not looking to spend another 4-8 years pursuing higher education, not to mention that added expenses of tuition, and mountains of textbooks.

 

Vocational Careers are Always in High Demand

Vocational schools offer a wide variety of career programs in many different fields. They also tend to form solid relationship with many employers, companies and top employment agencies and provide career counselling and job placement assistance for their students. They gear the course selection, programs and curriculum toward these jobs and are in-touch with the current work marketplace. They offer a wide variety of career options such as entertainment and computer technology, business, education, and healthcare. They also have courses in specific trades such as automotive, HVAC, carpentry, graphic design and legal assistance.

 

Flexible Schedules

A lot of vocational schools have more than one campus and offer flexible schedules with multiple start times for specific programs and courses. They also offer both full and part time programs as well as daytime and evening classes. Most even offer online training programs so you can work on your own schedule, as well as from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

And as an added bonus, vocational training is geared to prepare you for employment in your chosen program as quickly as possible so the courses are specifically related to your program of choice, without all the additional requirements of a traditional college education. Some courses can take as little as 1 week, while others, especially those that offer an associate’s degree, may take up to two years.

 

Hands-on Training and Practicum Experience

One of the best advantages of vocational training is that in addition to programs geared only toward your specific career choice, they often offer hands-on training through internships, externships, or practicums with potential employees. This gives you the chance to apply your classroom knowledge to real-life situations. You will get hands-on, face-to-face experience and can make connections in the process.

Vocational training offers a wide variety of career choices, a smaller classroom environment, hands-on, practical training and flexible schedules. These are excellent reasons for choosing a career in vocational training. You have the advantage of obtaining an education designed specifically for your career goal, an accelerated program and a schedule that can fit your needs. Consider a career in vocational training, it might be the best decision you’ll ever make!

Written by Shenoa Gittins

Shenoa is the Operations Manager and co-owner of RAM Training Services.
You can connect with Shenoa Gittins via Google+ and Facebook.

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