In today’s high tech world, there is a need for graduates who can “hit the deck running” with the skills and knowledge to operate complex machines, use new computer systems, and much more. , a contributor to eSchoolnews, explains how vocational education plus traditional learning is meeting this challenge. PBS LearningMedia offers resources on vocational education and a vast array of careers. For example, an episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up explores a Career Choices program that gives eighth-grade students a sneak peak at the possibilities for their professional futures, providing them with a 90-day rotation through three distinct areas: digital media technology, construction technology, and food and health technology.
You can also read Dan Sommer’s entire article Vocational education is making a comeback.