Definition of vocational in English:

vocational

adjective

  • 1Relating to an occupation or employment.

    ‘vocational training’
    • ‘He had no particular vocational drive but, in his early twenties, someone suggested journalism to him as a career.’
    • ‘He's having none of my suggestion that he's been conducting his life like some form of vocational roulette.’
    • ‘Occupational rehab and vocational rehab may also be needed to help regain function.’
    • ‘I prepared to settle into a series of vocational queries, volleying back and forth across the desk.’
    • ‘His advice is to think hard about this side of the music business before making it your vocational choice.’
    • ‘They can participate in planning social, vocational and educational activities.’
    • ‘In a way, there was predictability in my life, especially my vocational life.’
    • ‘Their vocational and pastoral activities formed an integral and intimate part of diocesan life.’
    • ‘The Government needs to ensure that the new vocational specialist diplomas really reflect the needs of businesses.’
    • ‘Mr Lambert's dad Kevin is glad his son went to college to get a vocational qualification and the work experience that goes with it.’
    • ‘Participation in special vocational or academic projects and community service will also add points.’
    • ‘He engaged in meaningful employment, vocational pursuits and social interests.’
    • ‘However, if you want to take a vocational path, qualifications in such subjects as business or sports studies may well be useful.’
    • ‘It asked questions about hobbies, activities and the sorts of people I preferred, as well as vocational interests.’
    • ‘For a fan of music, like Ian obviously is, this job is the proverbial kid-in-a-sweet-shop vocational choice.’
    • ‘Many programs also offer vocational or occupational counseling for returning to work safely.’
    • ‘The awards were given for personal and community involvements, as well as their vocational achievements.’
    • ‘The new diplomas will offer children the chance to shine in both academic and vocational areas and progress at their own pace.’
    • ‘Many are engaged in vocational activities like weaving bedsheets and towels.’
    • ‘As our research proves, it's often people in vocational careers that are the most content and fulfilled.’
    job-related, work, professional, vocational, employment, business, career
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    1. 1.1(of education or training) directed at a particular occupation and its skills.
      ‘specialized vocational courses such as fashion and catering have been popular among students’
      • ‘A key part of our campaign was to emphasise the promotion of vocational education.’
      • ‘Business leaders gave a broad welcome to the proposals for putting vocational training on a more equal footing with academic subjects.’
      • ‘The country has a highly developed social security system and places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training.’
      • ‘Boosting vocational education and revamping the role of local councils were other priorities, he said.’
      • ‘I think we've neglected vocational education in the most tragic way.’
      • ‘And she believes the proposed expansion of vocational education is the most important element of the report.’
      • ‘The prime minister also said he wanted every child to stay in education or vocational training until they were at least 18.’
      • ‘And he warns that the expansion of higher education could damage vocational training.’
      • ‘We will shortly publish proposals to revitalise vocational education and adult learning.’
      • ‘Any vocational education needs, in my view, to be based firmly on a broad liberal-arts foundation.’
      • ‘These factors, in turn, have a severe impact on the vocational education and training in South Africa.’
      • ‘Some parents will want a school that specialises in vocational education.’
      • ‘He was a guiding mentor for generations of pupils who went through the vocational education system.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In Germany I saw an extremely well developed system of vocational education.’
      • ‘Most students expect teaching to be essentially vocational training.’
      • ‘In the country, educators are moving to integrate academic and vocational education.’
      • ‘We believe he should fully support a renewed focus on vocational education and training.’
      • ‘They are involved in a range of activities, from community work to vocational training and education.’

Pronunciation:

vocational

/və(ʊ)ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/