Career Choices: Vocational Education More Important Than Ever

CNC machine operationIn 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.


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