The traditional college experience is not the only option for those interested in continuing education. This subject guide aims to help those wishing to further their education through business, trade or technical schools. The library databases, book materials, and third-party websites included in this guide provide a wealth of information about the opportunities and options available in the field of vocational education, and should help the prospective student navigate those choices.
Vocational Education Books
Links to Research Databases
The Career Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online assistance in English and en Español. Available topics for assistance are Resume Help, GED Preparation, Citizenship, and Back to School. Users can also upload a document, such as a resume, for review and proofreading by a tutor. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of sample resumes and cover letters, worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Whether you're changing careers or choosing a career for the first time, get an inside look at today's most exciting jobs. You will find a description, job duties, salary range, employment prospects, education and training requirements, tips for getting the job, and more.
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The Vocations and Careers Collection includes articles from 1980 to the present. Although the content in this database is also available through the Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile databases, this collection limits your search to publications specific to this topic.
Links to Recommended Websites
Whether you're new to the job market or looking to enhance your skills, a private vocational or correspondence school can be an excellent starting point for furthering your career. The Federal Trade Commission has information to help you choose your career or vocational school.
This Web site gives you some questions you'll want to ask before enrolling in a career college or technical school. With so many schools to choose from, it's important that you know the kinds of questions to ask before enrolling. One key issue is whether the school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or licensed by the state in which it is located.
Vocational-technical education programs and services for youth and adults at the state level.
Prepare students for a highly skilled, technical occupation that allows either direct entry into the workplace as a qualified technician or further education leading to baccalaureate and advanced degrees. Tech Prep is a 4-year sequence of study from the 11th grade through 2 years of postsecondary occupation education culminating in a certificate or associate degree.
A database of Private Postsecondary Vocational Schools in all 50 states. It is organized first by state, then by Training Occupation.
Vocational and Technical Schools of Greater Kansas City, MO
3130 Terrace St., Kansas City, MO 64111
15800 Calvary Rd., Kansas City, MO 64147
520 E. 19th Ave., North Kansas City, MO 64116
816.472.0275 / 816.472.7400
3239 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
534 E. 99th St., Kansas City, MO 64131
9001 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114
12020 Blue Ridge Blvd., Grandview, MO 64030
5720 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110
1405 Smith, Blue Springs, MO 64015
815 W. 23rd St., Independence, MO 64055
4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
9140 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114
3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
816.604.1000 / 816.759.1050
5001 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118
6840 North Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO 64118
1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 325, Kansas City, MO 64134
11500 N. Ambassador, Suite 221, Kansas City, MO 64153
14133 E. US Hwy 40, Kansas City, MO 64136
100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110
8955 E. 38th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64129
816.861.1000 / 877.201.4420