preprofessional

pre·pro·fes·sion·al

 (prē′prə-fĕsh′ə-nəl)
adj.
Preparatory to the practice of a profession or to its specialized field of study.
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preprofessional

(ˌpriːprəˈfɛʃənəl)
n
someone who is training for a profession
adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) prior to the practice of a profession
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In many parts of town, solid technical training is available through schools with attached preprofessional companies.
Regional performing arts company offers beginning, preprofessional ballet, creative movement, jazz and tap.
For a woman whose art and life have proved blissfully inseparable, it's appropriate that the October 3 event raised funds for the preprofessional company's 2009 production of The Nutcracker.
* Volunteer to serve as a judge for one of the Preprofessional (i.e., college student) competitions.
Artistic director and native Alaskan Alice Bassler Sullivan, who had helped to build preprofessional dance programs at the University of Minnesota and at the School of the Minnesota Ballet, returned to her home state in 1983 to lead ADT.
MMAC is the new home of Manhattan Youth Ballet, a preprofessional ballet school formerly named Studio Maestro.
To help preprofessional (student) members prepare for their challenging careers, ASABE currently sponsors undergraduate student competitions and recognizes leadership and academic achievement through four scholarship programs.
Revitalizing their own 1989 concert idea, the preprofessional company is dedicating "Stravinsky Revisited," an entire performance, to Stravinsky.
Over the last 10 years, thousands of preprofessional members have participated in the real-world design competition.
"From level one to level six to our preprofessional classes, students receive consistent information," she says.
Young and preprofessional members are likely to be the change-makers noted at the Bicentennial.
Another bit of insurance: "It's not an amateur contest." Marshall expects to see plenty of well-trained professional and preprofessional performers in four cities.