Teaches or instructs vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching and Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Supervises and monitors students' use of tools and equipment.
- Observes and evaluates students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
- Determines specific training needs of students or workers.
- Administers oral, written, and performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate the effectiveness of training.
- Prepares reports and maintains records, such as student grades, attendance and training activity details.
- Conducts on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and training sessions to teach principles, techniques, procedures, and methods of designated subjects.
- Integrates academic and vocational curricula so that students can learn a variety of skills.
- Develops curricula and plans course content and methods of instruction.
- Develops teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials.