[ noun ] the successful completion of a program of study
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
Manthey maintained a valuable collection of physical and chemical apparatus which was at Oersted 's disposal during and after his graduation .(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
Formally organized vocational_programs supported by federal funds allow high_school students to gain experience in a field of work which is likely to lead to a full-time job on graduation .
In a_few places cooperative programs between schools and employers in clerical work have shown the same possibilities for allowing the student , while still in school , to develop skills which are immediately marketable upon graduation .
I make no attempt to measure the enduring satisfaction and material well-being of a man who went to work on graduation from high_school and was highly successful in the business which he entered .
First_and_foremost , vocational courses should not replace courses which are essential parts of the required academic_program for graduation .