Definition of vocational in English:

vocational

Syllabification: vo·ca·tion·al
Pronunciation: /vōˈkāSH(ə)n(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Of or relating to an occupation or employment: they supervised prisoners in vocational activities
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  • He engaged in meaningful employment, vocational pursuits and social interests.
  • Many are engaged in vocational activities like weaving bedsheets and towels.
  • Their vocational and pastoral activities formed an integral and intimate part of diocesan life.
1.1(Of education or training) directed at a particular occupation and its skills: vocational school specialized vocational courses
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  • They also provide information on full and part-time vocational training and education courses.
  • The minister for skills and vocational education, is expected to announce the proposals to Parliament in March.
  • These factors, in turn, have a severe impact on the vocational education and training in South Africa.

Derivatives

vocationalism

Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
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  • As to vocationalism, professional academic fields are inevitably at least partially defined by the nature of the profession.
  • Have we got priorities right - or are we slumming it in the name of some spurious vocationalism or management theory?
  • While the conditions in which academics are working are changing and becoming saturated with economic imperatives, university structures are still reliant on the vocationalism and good will of scholars.

vocationalize

verb
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  • What we're doing instead is vocationalising education, making it a training camp for the labour market.
  • The course has been vocationalised to suit students looking at employment with NGOs and research institutes.
  • However, even if most of these constraints are overcome, it is virtually impossible to vocationalise formal education.

vocationally

adverb
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  • He argued that vocationally educated individuals entering the industry could be better equipped with a broader knowledge base.
  • There's no rest for the vocationally challenged, though: the very next day after my slightly pensive release into the job market at large, I scuttled around the city happily attending three interviews, all for great jobs.
  • A comparison of the content and lessons of GNVQ and A-level courses seems to confirm employers' suspicions that A-level pupils are better equipped for the world of work than their vocationally qualified peers.

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