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on Nov 29th, 2007Actualizing the learning gain

Vocational and technical education only requires a short period of learning. This short term courses require a lot of actualization and practice. Actualizing a certain concept is the core system of learning in vocational and technical education.

Enhancing the skills of the individual is the prime focus of this short term courses. Students are more expose to field activities in order to enhance their knowledge and skills towards their field of study. In line with this concept, the school administrators of Center for Career and Technical Education in Western Maryland exposed their students to construct Real State houses for their hands on training. These houses construction are participated by students of different courses such as electrical, carpentry, masonry and other vocational and technical courses. This project helps the students in actualizing the things that they have learn from school the teaching and from all the resources that they have read. Thru this experience, it gives them a glimpse on what will be the system in the corporate world. The housing construction takes one year to finish. When it is finish the housing will be appraised by Robinson & Skidmore Professional.

According to a carpentry student, Jake Taylor; he stated that the system in constructing and building the houses is like a real job in the corporate world. In which, there time of working are monitored by their teachers or supervisor. As well, they can experience to be part of constructing a real house out of their own hands. Taylor likes to actualize what he learns from the books or from their teacher rather than staying and keep on reading about the theories or concept regarding constructing a certain building, establishment or houses. As Taylor have already acquire or learn a certain skill in building construction, he plans out that after he graduated he will be working at Carpenters Local Union 1024.

With this kind of exposure many students from Center for Career and Technical Education obtain a job with a higher pay in the corporate world. Just like the case of Senior William Whiteman in which, he was hired as one of the personnel in the United Sates Navy’s Carpenters Battalion. We can see that actualization of a certain concept creates a greater value in obtaining and enhancing a certain skill to the person.

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