vocational vo‧ca‧tion‧al [vəʊˈkeɪʆnəl ǁ voʊ-] adjective
vocational training/​guidance/​course etc JOBS training etc that teaches you the skills you need to do a particular job:

• He argued for better vocational education, saying many students were not interested in academic courses.

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vocational UK US /vəʊˈkeɪʃənəl/ adjective
providing skills and education that prepare you for a job: vocational training/course/program »

People with inadequate vocational training find it difficult to re-enter the workforce.


Critics wondered if vocational education really created employment opportunity.

Compare ACADEMIC(Cf. ↑academic) adjective

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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