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A ttending a trade or vocational school is one of the options available for those who are interested in practical job training and a postsecondary education. The programs offered at vocational schools, also referred to trade schools or career schools, are typically short, and career-focused, and can get you into the workforce sooner than attending a four-year college or university.
Those who want to take career-focused courses can find vocational training courses for careers such as cosmetology, culinary arts, allied health programs such as medical transcription, medical assisting, dental assisting, dental hygiene and the trades such as welding, plumbing, carpentry, locksmithing. Vocational schools help job-seekers build their skills, regardless of their career stage. Some states offer career training programs through community colleges, but many vocational schools are private, for-profit or not-for-profit institutions.
Find a trade or vocational training program from this list of featured schools or a school near you in the More Schools section.