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/voʊˈkeɪ ʃə nl/
of, pertaining to, or connected with a
a vocational aptitude.
of, pertaining to, or noting instruction or guidance in an occupation or profession chosen as a career or in the choice of a career:
a vocational counselor.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Several items in the news suggest that vocabularies are looked upon only or chiefly as of
narrative persists in the face of these negative factors because it's still got a lot of truth.
The low status of the
path means that few able youngsters are tempted down it.
Besides academic courses, the school also offers
programs for older students.
During the day, teenagers at this
school learn how to make furniture.
colleges are to be allowed to teach degree courses, with the exams set by universities.
courses that develop industry-specific skills will also see a surge in applications.
There may be scope for more
First of all, a traditional bachelor's degree is not supposed to be a
One reason is a lack of
training and few links between business and academia.
British Dictionary definitions for
of or relating to a vocation or vocations
of or relating to applied educational courses concerned with skills needed for an occupation, trade, or profession
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