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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Education
vocationalvo‧ca‧tion‧al /vəʊˈkeɪʃənəl $ voʊ-/ ●○○ adjective  BOSEteaching or relating to the skills you need to do a particular jobacademic vocational qualifications
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vocationalNot all the courses are purely vocational.The results of such changes are institutions which concentrate very largely on advanced vocational and general courses.After that students go off to vocational and on-the-job training.Besides, there are vocational and technical schools to deal with job training for kids not destined for college.Throughout the new Sciences provision the emphasis is on the development of scientific attitudes and the vocational applications of science.Compared to them, I was without skill, a vocational basket case.And the more vocational classes students take, the worse they perform on national assessments of achievement.The vocational course in architecture seeks to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the profession.Eventually unmarried women found vocational outlets as missionaries.The Job Corps is a vocational training program for low-income youths.
From Longman Business Dictionaryvocationalvo‧ca‧tion‧al /vəʊˈkeɪʃənəlvoʊ-/ adjective vocational training/guidance/course etcJOB training etc that teaches you the skills you need to do a particular jobHe argued for better vocational education, saying many students were not interested in academic courses.
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