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Vocational & Adult

Classes and services that help adults learn new skills or skills directly related to a occupation

Education Subcategories

What is vocational education and why is it important?

Vocational education and training are educational programs that provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to successfully enter a chosen trade or career. Vocational education prepares students for specific jobs, and teaches practical, hands-on skills that are needed for success in the workplace. Vocational education is important as it allows people to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to gain meaningful employment and to increase their earning potential.

What is adult education and why is it important?

Adult education includes learning activities that are specifically geared towards adult learners. These activities encompass courses for professional development, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. Adult education can help further professional development, provide skills and knowledge for job advancement, and can even provide a pathway for career changes. It can also help people to keep up with technological changes, develop job-relevant skills, and to remain engaged and informed citizens.

How is technology playing an important role in improving vocational and adult education?

Education Technology is playing an important role in improving vocational and adult education by offering comprehensive, accessible and flexible solutions that can be tailored to the varied needs of students. Technology-based learning solutions provide students with an efficient and effective way of acquiring and retaining knowledge, as well as the tools to foster collaboration and engagement. Technology also improves student access to educational opportunities, making it more accessible for everyone regardless of geographical location or financial resources.

Vocational & Adult Organizations

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Emerging Public Leaders

Emerging Public Leaders is driving Africa’s development by creating a new generation of civil service leaders committed to achieving extraordinary social impact.
Public Service & Civic Engagement
Washington, DC, USA
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Guild Education

As the leader in education benefits, Guild offers the single most scalable solution for preparing the workforce of today for the jobs of tomorrow.
Austin, TX, USA
New York, NY USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
Denver, CO, USA
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Education Design Lab

We are non-profit innovators from different parts of the education ecosystem who delight in the possibilities of the future of learning. We are connected in our belief that designing models from the learner perspective can address equity gaps and skills gaps in the fast changing hiring marketplace.
Human Rights & Equality
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Washington, DC
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We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. We empower promising college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Chicago, IL, USA
New York, NY, USA
Newark, CA, USA
Newark, CA, USA

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Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. We’re off to a great start as the most popular language-learning application in the worl…

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