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Why is vocational learning and training important?

Why is vocational learning and training important?

“Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.” ~ Conrad Burns

Education without a doubt is the key to success and the means to open doors to a brighter future. One of the basic advantages of education is that it protects against unemployment.

For many students, college or university, is the opportunity to meet a diverse range of people and to work collectively to achieve a common goal, thus preparing them for the real world.

Having said that, there are other routes people may choose to undertake to excel in the working world. And this is where Vocational learning comes in.



The term vocational actually means ‘work related’. So if someone is doing a vocational qualification, they are learning skills to get, and do the job properly. It is not an alternative or easier route to going to college. It is a fast track program to get training in a specialised area and gain expertise. It is designed to enhance particular skillsets, provide practical and transferable experience in a chosen field. The learner develops a craft, a new skill and by the end of it comes to either love it enough to choose it as their career, or decide on an alternative route.

Moreover, vocational work focuses on handy work rather than the finer theoretical refining’s found within a college or university. A vocational trained person may not earn as much as the college educated counterpart, however, they can still secure stability and security in their future.

At EAP, the best route we can offer the youth in Palestine is an opportunity to understand the market and attain the skills that are required so they are best equipped for jobs and opportunities.


The vocational courses we offer Palestinians include:

  • Media Training
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanics
  • Sewing
  • Electricians 
  • Technology specialists (Including Smartphone repairing)
  • Computer Networking
  • Administration
  • Hairdressing
  • Animation
  • And many other courses

Your support will help Palestinians pave their path towards a brighter future through vocational learning. Donate today!