It is a world full of choices. Especially when it comes to education and choosing a career path that promises a bright future. Looking back a few years, it was relatively easier for students to make that decision as the options and choices were limited to a few streams and specializations.

Fast forward to today, not only is there a wide array of career options, there are also courses that offer super-specializations in each of those fields. Who says a student’s life is easy.

After all the choice made today is going to decide the future life ahead.

Apart from the mainstream College Degree that still continues to be around and is required for certain streams like finance, medicine & engineering, etc; we now also have a spectrum of Vocational Training Courses that can give anyone a lucrative career if a long drawn college degree doesn’t seem too exciting.

Technical & Vocational Education Training Programs (TVET)

TVET is tertiary education programs that provide industry related technical skills & generally cover a wide range of careers and industries spanning technology, retail, hospitality, and many more.

Earlier on it was a fundamental misconception that one does not land a job without having the best college degree. However, quite contrary to the popular belief, the best inventors & innovators that the world has ever seen, and is continuing to see (Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to name a few) actually contribute to the underlying statement that one does not necessarily need to go through a minimum three to a four-year-long degree program for a successful career start.

Interestingly, even long before schools & colleges made the first foray into the Information Technology education & training, the era of IT Programming languages had already come to be. At that time, as this was not something the colleges and universities provided or catered to, people with the foresight who wanted to learn the technical knowledge & skills required to cope with these changing trends had to go to Technical & Vocational Education Training Institutes to learn and equip themselves with the practical skills and knowledge required.

In other words, it was the Vocational Courses that actually contributed to the need of the hour and not really the mainline education institutions. And, those individuals that got themselves trained in such institutes did not just manage to get a head start in the IT Industry but also went on to make the history of Information Technology as we know it.

Furthermore, many of the new kind of jobs in the different domains actually do not require the kind of knowledge that the traditional 3 to 4-year College Degrees bring; rather what is required is more Specialized Industry Focused Training in the form of proficiency Diplomas & Certificate programs that would equip and empower the individuals with proper Knowledge, Skills, Know-hows and the Proficiency to do the tasks essentially required.

In keeping with the trend, the Vocational Training Institutions have also evolved over time and are now not just limited to the Technology Sector. You can find them developing creative talent over a wide range of industries, equipping individuals with all the knowledge, skills, and exposure to become prolific with for the job.

Here's a video by NasDaily, nailing the importance of opting for outcome-driven and industry-focused vocational education programs, especially during these times of uncertainty...

There are well established TVET Institutions across the world today that help with professional advancement of students by equipping them with a range of internationally recognized and accredited programs that simulate job-specific practical learning & skill-experience to help them get a much quicker entry and grip on the industry.

4 Advantages of Technical & Vocational Education over a College Degree

  • TVET Education hands-on training helps kick-start an Industry Career!
  • TVET Programs also provide qualifications in the form of Accredited Professional Certificates and Diplomas which are considered just as valuable as college degrees.
  • TVET Programs are short to medium term career training programs that are highly intensive and most importantly, foster practical knowledge by training the individuals directly on aspects that one would require on the job every day.
  • In addition to being a very practical approach to learning, these recognized programs also add value to and enhance personal growth, management skills, communication skills, and even emotional intelligence to a great degree.

The first thing you need to do is decide what is that you are interested in. What work feels like joy and not a task? Once you have clarity on that, then you need to ascertain if your chosen field of work is best learnt traditionally or as a vocational program.

The next step is to zero on an institute that is top-notch in making you not only efficient and also proficient with the required skill. If Food is what makes you happy and the kitchen is your calling, then training in Culinary Arts is what you should be looking for.

Look to begin at a place that is the hub of hospitality as it gives you a wider exposure and a great start to begin with. Speaking of hospitality Dubai definitely enchants and talking of Culinary Arts, ICCA Dubai is the preferred choice for the industry and students alike.


Not everyone aspires to become an Engineer, a Doctor, or a Scientist. One can have a great career otherwise too. The key is to learn the knowledge & skills from industry experts to give yourself the right start for a greater boost.


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The proactiveness of the UAE's leadership in the management of the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the absolute containment of the pandemic in the country, along with the top of the line facilities offered, making it one of the safest countries in the world to live in during these uncertain times.

Your safety and wellbeing is paramount for us. Hence, we at the ICCA Dubai have enforced all the COVID-19 prevention & precautionary measures and protocols in line with the latest directives from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, and here are some of the standard practices that are strictly followed at the ICCA Dubai on a daily basis -

  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Social Distancing Norms
  • Personal Protective Equipment such as Masks, Gloves, and Facial Visors, and Hygiene practices are strictly enforced and monitored for everyone’s safety.
  • The Disinfection of premises

As the fear of COVID recedes and life bounces back, we are here to make sure you are safe, secure, and confident as you embark on your culinary learning journey.