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Vocational training offers a variety of different programs. - 123RF

If you’re looking for a course of study that will satisfy your artistic yearnings, your leaning toward computer sciences and your need for financial security in the future, vocational training offers some interesting choices.

A career in building design or industrial design could satisfy all your goals.

If you like working with different drawing techniques and procedures, a career in building design could give you the opportunity to design plans for residential and commercial buildings.

You could also be called on to apply standards as well as principles of ventilation, plumbing and electricity.

You will have to learn to interpret sketches drawn up by an engineer or an architect and to reproduce them according to certain standards.

Building design requires working almost entirely on a computer.

To succeed in this profession, you must have a logical mind and enjoy mathematics and geometry.

You could also choose a career in industrial design. In this area, you would need to illustrate details of the concept and the manufacturing of a part, or of a machine, which has first been designed by an engineer.

So you must be in a position to interpret the technical information concerning not only the materials and manufacturing procedures but also the parts of the mechanism, etc., to be manufactured.

This type of job will allow you to work almost entirely at a computerized work station. To succeed in this profession, you must like doing calculations and technical design as well as working with precision and meticulousness.

You should also have a facility for computer sciences and enjoy analysing manufacturing procedures.

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