What are Pre-Vocational Skills?

What are Pre-Vocational Skills?
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Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

This lesson describes pre-vocational skills. We will take an in-depth look at each skill that is classified as pre-vocational and why it is important.

Pre-Vocational Skills

You've probably been doing a lot of thinking about which career field you want to enter. Meanwhile, you want to start preparing yourself in any way that you can for your best shot at success. While you will learn many skills when you start training for a specific career, you can always make sure you have good pre-vocational skills. These are the set of skills that a person should have prior to entering any career field. This lesson takes a look at personal and interpersonal pre-vocational skills that are important for success in any field.

Personal Skills

There are several important personal pre-vocational skills. The first set of skills involves self-discipline. When we are younger, we do what we are so supposed to do because our parents or another authority make us do so. We are expected to be able to take over this duty for ourselves as we develop into adults. This becomes very important as we prepare to go into any vocation.

A fundamental self-discipline skill involves being responsible, honest, and operating with integrity. This means doing what you're supposed to do when you are supposed to do it. If you have integrity, you are responsible even when no one is watching. You hold yourself to the highest standards as your own authority figure.

Another element of self-discipline is to make proper use of your time to be efficient in any vocation, so time management skills are of the utmost importance. This means utilizing time wisely, not wasting time, setting a schedule to ensure you meet deadlines, planning your time, and sticking to the plan. Also, good time management means you are punctual.

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