The most significant years in course of a child's development are spent in schools and it is therefore doubtless that the school education plays a very important role in designing the future of the child. Schools provide elementary education and their main purpose is to imbibe suitable amount of interest in the child to love education. Here education does not simply refer to book based learning but it refers to the overall development of character and personality. It is necessary to point out that there are different kinds of schools which are set up for the imparting of knowledge and the basic level commences for the primary schools and is followed by the secondary school and then the institutes of higher education like the colleges and universities. Vocational schools form a significant part of this system. The vocational schools are often referred to as Career College or trade schools and are responsible for providing vocational education. These schools have emerged to be of umpteen importances at present due to various reasons. One of the primary factors being that at present with the advancement of science and technology, human civilization has progressed by leaps and bounds and therefore newer avenues have opened up. Different technological fields are now open to employment. But in most of these cases, a certain amount of prior knowledge or training is extremely necessary. In these cases the vocational schools come of immense help as they are responsible for providing the required training to the interested students. It is to be remembered that till now vocational schools are available mainly for the development of skills and therefore their main agenda is not more of imparting education but to ensure proper training.
In most of the premier nations of the world, vocational schools are mostly private endeavors though there are certain government aided vocational schools as well. Usually students who are in the closing years of their high school education or those who have completed their high school education are considered eligible for these vocational schools. However, in recent times, a certain problem has been noticed in case of vocational schools. More often their extensive training has been under scanner for their below the grade quality and also they have also been blamed for planting the seeds of over expectation related to their future jobs amidst students. This is probably one significant reason which has contributed to the decrease in the number of vocational schools in the United States of America. Now, educational institutions provide alternative vocational course to aid their students.