Vocational education help to prepare students for a specific career. This type of education can take place in trade schools, technical schools or on-the-job training programs. These trades or crafts include, but are not limited to, plumbing, nursing and architecture.
Vocational education usually consists of a mix of theory and practical, hands-on experience. Typically, instructors use competency-based grading, over a standard grading scale, to check if students have mastered a skill. Modern vocational education allows students to develop transferable creative and personal development skills specific to a chosen job.