Post-Secondary Options Pt.2 – Handout #2 GRADE 8 LESSON 13 VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS Receive training in a specified career or trade. Cost effective, most often at no cost while still a high school student. Cost effective even after high school as they require only the coursework needed to obtain a certificate in the specialty field. No, additional courses added, such as a liberal arts college requires (foreign language, literature, extra math, science and social studies courses). Programs range from one to two years, therefore allowing for quick entry to the workplace upon completion. For students who know exactly what they want to do. For students who desire a career in a specialty field that does not require a degree but rather requires specified training or certificate. 21st century jobs are requiring more specialty training such as provided by vocational and technical schools. Discussion: What are the benefits of this option? What students are best suited for this option and why? What would cause you to consider this option? What student may not want to consider this option and why?