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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

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 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.

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HALL, TONY P, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $34,964.53

Average cost per trip - $3,496.45
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 184 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Diamond Dealers Club of New York
Dates - July 13, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Antwerp, Belgium

Purpose - Deliver opening address to World Diamond Congress, fact finding, participation related to legislation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,002.20
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $64.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,791.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of the Nations, International Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Meetings with officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes - Spouse Janet accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,604.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,454.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Greater Lake Country Food Bank
Dates - April 1, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - Speak at 20th anniversary dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $418.50
Lodging Cost - $84.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $502.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (13 days)
Location(s) - Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose - Meetings with government officials, outreach, and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $11,480.36
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,480.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bermuda Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Committee
Dates - November 15, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - Speak at a Parliamentary prayer breakfast and other related meetings.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $366.84
Lodging Cost - $360.99
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $877.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participate in a conference on US policy toward Cuba.
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,268.20
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,273.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - San Diego Community Prayer Breakfast Foundation
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speak at Prayer Breakfast
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,542.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,642.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Attend Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Westchester County Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Plains, NY

Purpose - Speak at Prayer Breakfast
Notes -

Travel Cost - $597.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $48.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $645.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Denison University
Dates - May 11, 2002 - May 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Granville, OH

Purpose - Speak at commencement
Notes - spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $705.15
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost - $160.95
Total Cost - $1,095.10

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

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 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.