Non-traditional institution of higher learning designed to train students in job skills as opposed to educational degree plans in specific areas of study. Vocational schools can graduate students in 6- to 24-month course studies as opposed to 48 months in traditional colleges/university programs. This type of school is coming under increasing scrutiny by the Department of Education.
a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
a public secondary school with emphasis on career preparation
a school that provides you with vocational jobs
A school, especially on the secondary level, that trains persons with special aptitudes for qualification in specific trades or occupations.
A vocational school, providing vocational education and also sometimes referred to as a trade school or career college, and school was operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. Vocational schools did not exist to further education in the sense of liberal arts, but rather to teach primarily or only job-specific skills, and as such are better considered to be institutions devoted to training, not education. In recent years this has changed with vocational schools providing education at competitively high standards.