Vocational Teaching


Jobs in this family are engaged in teaching technical vocational education in state facilities.

Typical functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Provide instruction to clients.
  • Develop course materials.
  • Enhance student skills.

Vocational Education Instructor

This is a vocational teaching position accountable for supervising and instructing clients in basic and advanced career or technical occupational skills (e.g. plumbing, welding, carpentry, automotive mechanics, electrical wiring, metalworking, computer repair, food service, cosmetology); preparing reports based on client attendance, performance, progress, and skills assimilation; and assisting in the development, planning, and preparation of course outline and content.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of skilled or technical occupation in which instruction is presented. Ability to provide instruction in a state correctional, youth, and/or mental health facility.   

Typical qualifications

High School diploma or equivalency and 2 or more years of relevant experience, certification, or licenses.  (Substitutions may be allowed.) 

Pay grade

Vocational Education Supervisor

This is a supervisory-level position accountable for overseeing an education program which teaches skilled or technical vocations such as building, industrial, or mechanical trades, or business or service occupations to clients in a state facility.  Employees are accountable for developing curriculum, planning and preparing course outlines and content, planning for efficient use of materials and resources, and ensuring adherence of teaching programs to facility goals. Supervision of lower-level vocational teaching positions includes making hiring recommendations, providing training oversight, assessing performance, providing coaching, and making disciplinary recommendations.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of principles and practices of career and technical education. Ability to plan, develop, and manage programs along with providing staff supervision.

Typical qualifications

High School diploma or equivalency and 4 or more years of relevant experience, certification, or licenses. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade