Vocational education trains students non-academic skills. As the rule vocational jobs include manual work. And it doesn’t require much education and additional trainings. To work as a carpenter or electrician means to do vocational job. Usually to get vocational education you need to enroll for the two-year community college.
In the United States you may gain vocational experience at junior high schools or at high schools which offer classes in vocational education including home economics, shop classes, auto repair, typing. So in fact getting vocational education you learn and improve technical skills.