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Saturday, March 30 2019
From the moment we begin high school, the end goal is to go graduate and get accepted to a four-year college. We are reminded of this constantly, by our teachers, counselors, family and friends. But... what if there was an alternative? A place where you can receive quality education, classes designed to train you in the specific skills that you need to get the job done and where the cost of your degree or diploma was about 50% less or more?
Enter Vocational Schools.
So, what are Vocational or Trade Schools?
A trade school, also known as a technical or vocational school, is an educational institution that exists to teach skills related to a specific job. Trade schools are a more streamlined approach to education, with curricula focusing on developing a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education. Trade schools typically take a lot less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for many types of learners. Vocational degrees can lead to well-paying jobs in various industries, with room for growth and managerial potential in each field.
Countdown to Graduation
Another advantage of vocational schools is that the lenght of most programs is less than 2 years. Here at Genesis Vocational Institute, our longest program is 12 months while the shortest program is 4 weeks! That is corrrect! You could be graduating and entering the work force in as little as 30 days. Which means that you'll begin earning an income faster and you can use our diplomas as a stepping stone towards your next degree.
We all hear in the news the overwhelming amount of jobs that are being exported overseas. Another advantage of vocational schools is that most of the jobs you’ll get are difficult to export to another country. For example, health care workers need to be present and have contact with the patient in order to assist in the treatment process. Physical presence is of the outmost importance since in order to provide Home Health Care, for example, the Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aid needs to go to the patient's home. Also, if you end up working in a nursing home, the nurse aide needs to be present to assist the Registered Nursing in treating the patients.
As Florida Today mentions, "eight out of ten jobs now require training beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year degree." So what are you waiting for? Contact us today for any questions related to vocational training in the field of healthcare.