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Vocational & Adult

Classes and services that help adults learn new skills or skills directly related to a occupation

Education Subcategories

What is vocational education and why is it important?

Vocational education and training are educational programs that provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to successfully enter a chosen trade or career. Vocational education prepares students for specific jobs, and teaches practical, hands-on skills that are needed for success in the workplace. Vocational education is important as it allows people to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to gain meaningful employment and to increase their earning potential.

What is adult education and why is it important?

Adult education includes learning activities that are specifically geared towards adult learners. These activities encompass courses for professional development, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. Adult education can help further professional development, provide skills and knowledge for job advancement, and can even provide a pathway for career changes. It can also help people to keep up with technological changes, develop job-relevant skills, and to remain engaged and informed citizens.

How is technology playing an important role in improving vocational and adult education?

Education Technology is playing an important role in improving vocational and adult education by offering comprehensive, accessible and flexible solutions that can be tailored to the varied needs of students. Technology-based learning solutions provide students with an efficient and effective way of acquiring and retaining knowledge, as well as the tools to foster collaboration and engagement. Technology also improves student access to educational opportunities, making it more accessible for everyone regardless of geographical location or financial resources.

Vocational & Adult Organizations

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Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

Catholic Charities is a place of Help and Hope. As the charitable arm of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, families and individuals come to us to begin their journey from crisis to stability, to weather the current storm, or to heal a broken spirit. Through our faith, our staff and volunteers guide those we serve with compassion and purpose, helping map out the journey based upon realistic goals and abilities, utilizing over 75 Catholic Charities’ programs and services, partner agencies, and community collaborations. Catholic Charities serves anyone in need regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability, socioeconomic level, or background.
Public Infrastructure
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Castle Rock, CO, USA
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General Assembly

Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills.
New York, NY, USA
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First, we invented the best system for learning to code. Seven years and 45 million learners later, we've perfected it.
New York, NY, USA
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PDX Code Guild

PDX Code Guild offers full-stack web and software developer training in fast-paced, immersive Bootcamps. Small class sizes and intensive instruction ensure students get the maximum results in the shortest amount of time while working on original projects. PDX Code Guild gives students the skills and portfolio they need to succeed.
Portland, OR, USA

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Data Anaylst
Remote (USA) - $110K

NovoEd builds the next generation of learning technology to offer engaging learning experiences at scale through social collaborative and experiential learning. Our platform is used by enterprise com…

Posted 3 weeks ago
Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Enrollment Domain Systems)
Lanham, MD/Remote (USA) - $120K - $140K

At 2U, we are all in on purpose. We are motivated by our mission – to eliminate the back row in education – and connected by our shared passion to deliver world-class digital education at…

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Director of UX Research
Pittsburgh, PA - $184K

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!

Duolingo is the m…

Posted 3 weeks ago
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