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Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

Recent Posts

  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.
  • 09.04.14

    Four-year institutions brace for population shifts

    Colleges and universities are accepting many more students of color, many more students from working class and poor families, and many more people who are sometimes referred to as "nontraditional" students.

American RadioWorks |
A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Ready to Work

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

Recent Posts

  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.
  • 09.04.14

    Four-year institutions brace for population shifts

    Colleges and universities are accepting many more students of color, many more students from working class and poor families, and many more people who are sometimes referred to as "nontraditional" students.

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WYNN, ALBERT, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $13,568.29

Average cost per trip - $1,507.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 387 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - VA

Purpose - members and executives of wireless industry discuss matters affecting the wireless industry
Notes - spouse Gaines C. Wynn accompanied.

Travel Cost - $352.00
Lodging Cost - $817.20
Meal Cost - $317.29
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,486.49

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - 2nd annual tri-caucus retreat
Notes - with spouse Gaines Wynn

Travel Cost - $1,335.66
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $450.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,335.87

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Annual Convention
Notes - Washington, DC - W Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $639.40
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $1,030.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $3,394.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 9, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $556.20
Lodging Cost - $336.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $892.94

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CTIA - The Wireless Assn (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assn)
Dates - June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - 5th Annual Policy Retreat
Notes - Mitchellville, MD - Hot Springs, VA and return

Travel Cost - $1,294.00
Lodging Cost - $1,247.02
Meal Cost - $81.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.73

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Natl Chamber Foundation of the US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 31, 2005 - February 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Syracuse, NY

Purpose - Discuss innovative environmentally friendly business and economic development issues and to explore possible joint cooperative efforts
Notes - Washington - Syracuse - Washington

Travel Cost - $618.00
Lodging Cost - $101.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $796.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Investment Cos
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speaker at NAIC Annual conference on legislative matters and the minority focused venture capital industry
Notes - MD - Aventura, FL - MD

Travel Cost - $239.10
Lodging Cost - $254.25
Meal Cost - $54.53
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $547.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sunny Isles, FL

Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic Council's IV Annual Business and Investment Roundtable timed to coincide with the XXXV Regular Session of the OAS
Notes - Washington, DC - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Sunny Isles, FL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse Dates of Personal Expense: for spouse June 3rd to June 5th

Travel Cost - $412.12
Lodging Cost - $405.16
Meal Cost - $243.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CBC Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tunica, MS

Purpose - To share views on issues in healthcare and education of particular concern to African Americans
Notes - Washington, DC - Tunica, MS - Washington, DC Including spouse Transportation expenses at personal expense

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $431.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Ready to Work

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

Recent Posts

  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.
  • 09.04.14

    Four-year institutions brace for population shifts

    Colleges and universities are accepting many more students of color, many more students from working class and poor families, and many more people who are sometimes referred to as "nontraditional" students.