Vocational education is the training for a specific career or trade, excluding the professions. It focuses on practical applications of skills learned, and is indifferent with theory or traditional academic skills. Students at vocational educational typically receive more hands-on, career-minded education than students at traditional schools. Individuals are given the opportunity to explore and identify potential career goals. Most vocational education recognizes the importance of general academic studies as well as career preparation, and offer fully accredited high school diplomas. Depending on a student’s abilities and interests, a vocational high school can provide several advantages. Vocational training thus provides a link between education and the working world. It is usually provided either at the high school level or in a two year colleges. In high school, vocational education focuses on specific training for a career or field. Generally, many vocational high schools provide students with career preparation in health care, computer science, education, business, and any number of highly specialized trades. So, students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience to become carpenters, electricians, machinists, painters, plumbers, or other professionals. Some programs administer licensing or certification examinations in such programs that allow students to become eligible for employment immediately after graduation.