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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

Techtonica Logo

We offer six months of free, full-time tech training with living stipends and laptops to Bay Area women and non-binary adults with low incomes, then place graduates into jobs with sponsor companies.
San Francisco, CA, USA
myAgro Logo

myAgro’s mission is to move smallholder farmers out of poverty.
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Bamako, Mali
Unreasonable Group Logo
Unreasonable Group

We operate immersive programs for growth-stage entrepreneurs offering solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. Yes, we are also a multi-media company, a private global network, and an investment firm.
Partners & Advocates
Boulder, CO
OpenNews Logo

At OpenNews, we believe that a community of peers working, learning and solving problems together can create a stronger, more representative, and ascendant journalism. We organize events and community supports to strengthen and sustain this ecosystem.
Partners & Advocates
Public Infrastructure
Mountain View, CA, USA

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Pursuit’s mission is to create economic transformation. Pursuit trains low-income adults to launch careers as software engineers, advance in their professions, and become the next generation of…

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