For many years, the dominant image of technical education was that it was less important and valuable in society than university education, whether in high schools or specialized universities. Working in very rare and important specialties, whether in nuclear energy, mining, agricultural and economic aspects, in addition to the manufacture of gold and electronic parts in appliances, technical education has become the guaranteed future for a large proportion of young men and girls not only who have not had the chance to enter the practical colleges, but also very successful who want to be distinguished.
What are the most important areas of technical education available in many Arab countries? What are the benefits and rewards of technical education in general, and the most important and prestigious jobs that you qualify for directly through this type of education? That’s what we’re going to learn now.
What is technical education?
Technical or vocational education is education that prepares students to master a trade that requires more manual skills and training than knowledge of various academic disciplines. It includes professions dealing with electricity, cars, water, nursing, business, and industrial and agricultural matters. After these professions have been taught through direct experience from parents in the profession to their children or from the employer to the young trainees, there are various and effective schools in many of these professions and they are spread all over the world and qualify the learner to join professions with a financial return often superior to academic professions such as medicine or engineering, and there are also types of them available to study online.
The most important areas of technical education
The fields of technical education in the third millennium are very diverse: they are not limited only to learning industrial subjects with their importance and development, nor the methods of agriculture with its high efficiency, but innovative fields are appearing that can enroll directly after the preparatory school, the most important of which are:
1. Schools of nuclear energy
It is present in some Arab countries like Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Currently, only 31 countries in the world have nuclear power plants that produce safe, clean energy for peaceful purposes. This field is considered one of the very few specialties, so not all reactor and power plant workers are scientists, but there is a great need for technicians and professionals capable of operating and working effectively in this highly developed and widespread field.
Many studies predict that 25% of the electrical energy produced in 2050 will depend on nuclear power, which means that this field will become one of the most prosperous in the years to come and can be enrolled directly after preparatory school without attending high school to work in government or private energy projects, whether in your country or abroad.
2. Mining and Petroleum Schools
Such as industrial education that qualifies you directly to the Faculty of Academic Engineering if you pass with a good score, there are high schools specializing in direct qualification for the field of mining, petroleum exploration, soil analysis, and other areas such as petrochemical, refrigeration, and air conditioning departments, electronics departments, and others.
3. Technical Schools of Nursing
This is one of the most technical teaching professions, highly demanded by both sexes and the labor market is open to it with great strength. The duration of studies there is usually 5 years after the preparatory stage, from which the student can graduate either at the College of Nursing to obtain a higher qualification or directly to the labor market, either in the public or private sector. In addition, schools and universities need medical nurses available all the time in addition to villages and mobile health units, and transportation allowances are usually rewarding, especially when working in remote areas.
It may require a slightly lower total than high school with entrance exams, so you may need a period of training before joining it, and it includes psychiatry, dentistry, and various branches, where the nurse’s tasks vary from preparing the patient to obtaining his data, preparing him to meet with the doctor, following instructions and others.
This is one of the technical professions that are not widespread in the Arab world, but it has several advantages. Schools and educational courses that qualify you as a pharmacy technician allow you to distribute drugs in pharmacies, retail chains, nursing homes, and other medical facilities. Facilities, in addition to helping to package drugs, help to name them and supervise their manufacture. It is extracted from both natural and chemical materials, and it usually takes a one-year program to pass the certification exam.
This is also a very broad field. While lawyers and judges get all the attention, there is a group of vital technical tasks associated with court cases and transactions, legal research, drafting correspondence, obtaining client statements, and even in the courts there. is the legal assistant, network analyst, operations manager, and case organizer.
In addition to writing trial and hearing reports using abbreviated machines to record every word spoken and preparing verbatim texts, this is one of the unique areas that can be taken by law courses for 6 to 12 months.
6. Technician in CT and ultrasound
This is one of the most developed areas of the medical world and is of great importance in the accurate diagnosis of disease. Dealing with these devices does not require a university doctor, but a specialized technician and expert in their control, monitoring, and even repair. And handle them skillfully to carry out their mission, and they can be qualified by industrial schools and technicians scattered around the world, as in every industrial school you will find a department of electronics and devices, and you may need specialized training after that.
These are software and hardware experts and provide a range of support functions within large technology organizations and help with computer problems, networks, connections, system operation, troubleshooting, hardware configuration, and maybe customer support personnel.
This job can be qualified from industrial technical schools specializing in electronics, and universities also qualify them, in addition to a variety of courses, whether free or paid, whose study can not last more than 6 months.
The carpentry profession is one of the oldest and most important trades ever known, but whoever studies it and learns its techniques and new techniques and innovative methods in the cutting and preparation of furniture, it reaches international levels of professionalism, and there is in Egypt, for example, a school specializing in teaching the furniture industry and helps you to create a small business or join one of the large factories.
According to the latest statistics of the Manufacturers Association, there is a growing need for carpentry professionals with no less than 600,000 jobs per year worldwide to meet the growing needs in this field and implement megaprojects around the world.
It is the most famous in the world of technical education, although some considered it inferior on the grounds that those who resort to it are those who do not study, in the third millennium and with the spread of global automotive agencies around the world, the technician or auto mechanic can be a guaranteed job And very profitable with a craft that you can start a small auto repair business according to the latest technological methods that qualify you to learn it in various technical schools.
Advantages of technical education
What drives the exceptional student of the preparatory school to go and complete his studies in a technical field, and will this field remain limited only to those who failed in academic education? In fact, learning a trade when it coincides with studies at the same time, transfers its owner to much higher levels than academics or craftsmen, and the most important advantages of technical education are:
1.Focus on specialization
Technical schools and colleges qualify you for a specific specialization in which you learn everything about that specialization in terms of techniques and are able to develop over time, and this contrasts with a university education of which you get a more general field and usually, the specialization is in the final year or even after graduation and perhaps after joining the work. If you are passionate about a particular field and achieve your goal, then artistic training would be an ideal choice for you.
2. The cost is less
Technical education does not take as much time as academic education, so its cost is cheaper, and the lack of demand until the current era reduces the number of students in class, and thus a greater increase in the absorption of information.
3. Combine practical and theoretical education
Universities tend to follow more theoretical programs and you can find only one or two subjects that concern the practical aspect, unlike technical education in which the emphasis is on training hands and learning skills in the field and not just from reading books, while also not neglecting the theoretical aspect, which makes the difference Strong in the personality of graduates of technical schools.
4. Direct qualification for the job market
There are some colleges that qualify you directly for the labor market without study afterward, but technical education, even from high school, allows you to enter a guaranteed job while completing your studies in the same field if you want, which makes you much better than graduates of theoretical colleges and institutes, and you will not be just a craftsman Dare, you will combine both characteristics.
In the end, your excellence in one of the fields of technical education does not require long years of study or a high scientific degree to reap a good job for an attractive financial return, but the important thing is that you master what you do and your experience in this field, which depends primarily on your passion, and this actually applies to any specialization in life. sincere desire to learn.