Vocational education, which is also referred as technical education, has emerged as an important part of the educational system in many nations around the world. It enables the students to get the knowledge and skills that are specific to a particular trade or occupation. The completion of such programs leads to vocational qualifications that are relevant to the labor market in different sectors like technology, trade, tourism etc.
Vocational education not only enhances the employment avenues of the individual but also provides a career alternative to those who are pursuing towards higher education. In the earlier days, vocational education training was mainly imparted in classrooms or on site. However, with the advancement of technology, online vocational education has also gained popularity and it has become easier to look for courses. As per UNESCO, currently 120 countries are providing vocational secondary education so youngsters can develop practical skills in their field. With the rise in population, there is increased competition to grab the best of job opportunities. Having backdrop of a vocational course, students can find it easier to structure a better career for themselves.
The secondary vocational education is offered to the students of high school, and highest enrollment ratio has been observed in China. According to World Bank data in 2016, the country witnessed 16,569,753 people enrolling in secondary vocational education during the year. Coming at the second place was the Asian nation of Indonesia where in the same year, 4,334,987 people were enrolled in secondary vocational education across the nation.
To get more information on the number of individuals enrolled in secondary vocational education, refer to the table below.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||99,907|
|United Arab Emirates||8,366|
|Hong Kong SAR, China||7,657|
|Central African Republic||4,858|
|Sao Tome and Principe||583|