Definitions for "Vocational education"
A planned series of learning experiences, the specific objective of which is to prepare persons to enter, continue in, or upgrade themselves in gainful employment in recognized occupations not designated as professionals or requiring a baccalaureate or higher degree.
Organized educational programs that are directly related to the preparation of individuals for paid or unpaid employment or for additional preparation for a career requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree.
Organized educational activities that offer a sequence of courses that provide individuals with the academic and technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and for careers requiring less than a bachelor's degree. At the high school level, vocational education consists of occupational education, general labor market preparation, and family and consumer sciences education.