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Forget Welding. The Hottest New Vocational Schools Do Digital Design


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Center Centre is a new, small user experience design school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Launched in October 2016, its founders modeled it after traditional vocational programs, in which students receive hyper-focused training in, say, welding or radio engineering, to meet the needs of hiring managers. And right now, hiring managers need UX designers. 

The field is growing and evolving quickly, and so is demand for its practitioners. "Ten years ago no one even knew what user experience design was," says John Paul Rowan, vice president at the Savannah College of Art and Design. No longer. Like coding, UX design has become integral at any company with a digital component. 

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