vocational education

noun
educational training that provides practical experience in a particular occupational field, as agriculture, home economics, or industry.
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vocational education

instruction intended to equip persons for industrial or commercial occupations. It may be obtained either formally in trade schools, technical secondary schools, or in on-the-job training programs or, more informally, by picking up the necessary skills on the job

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Example sentences
First of all, a traditional bachelor's degree is not supposed to be a
  vocational education.
There has also become an increased bias against vocational education.
There may be scope for more vocational education programmes.
Since then, imagination has been removed from vocational education, even at the
  secondary level.
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