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Education Guys: Guide to Technical Education

Trade Programs

A trade program (also called a vocational or technical program) is an educational program which may teach students a set of specific skills necessary to perform a particular job. Trade programs are often extremely concentrated, with maximum focus spent on hands-on practical training- a method allowing students to graduate and start a new career in less time than a four-year liberal arts degree. Many trade and vocational schools are privately owned, but training courses have become increasingly available at high schools and community colleges.