Proposed features/Trade school
|Proposal status:||Abandoned (inactive)|
|Definition:||A post-secondary, often private for-profit, training center for a specific trade.|
|Rendered as:||Free text and/or picture e.g. grad cap, or generic skilled-trade symbols|
A trade school is a post-secondary school that provides practicable training for an industry or skill. Typically targeted at those who do not plan to attend tertiary education (aka university), although like Wikipedia:Community college, sometimes leads to it. Usually a much shorter matriculation period (1-2 years). NOT a degree-granting instiution (e.g. JD or MD etc.); or no more than Associate's (no Bachelor's). Often grants "certificates". Sometimes these certificates have legal weight in certain jurisdictions (i.e. required to practice the trade)
A trade school is separate from a degree-granting institution and is separate from required schooling and is generally not provided as a government service or for free.
Some trade schools offer associate's degree or certificate programs, but no bachelor's or higher programs.
Post-tertiary schools, in which you receive degrees beyond bachelor's (i.e. masters or doctorate) -- e.g. medical school, law school, MBA business school -- are specifically not trade schools.
Trade schools are post-secondary, but not generally considered tertiary education.
See also Wikipedia:Vocational school, and particularly Wikipedia:Vocational education in the United States.
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- Required for certification in some places to legally work as a hairdresser/stylist
- Modeling school (e.g Barbizon)
- Barber school
- Paralegal school (e.g. Fremont College)
- Acting school
- Tractor trailer (aka semi/lorry) driving school
- Required in many places for "CDL" endorsement on driving license, making driver legal to drive such vehicles
- trade=<trade name>
- Areas (buildings)
- See above for icon ideas.