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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.

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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

  • 09.11.14

    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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SABO, MARTIN OLAV, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $28,716.88

Average cost per trip - $3,589.61
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 227 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Sylvia Sabo - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,676.00
Lodging Cost - $2,580.00
Meal Cost - $2,340.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,796.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - to participate in legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Sylvia Lee Sabo accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $879.00
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $3,104.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - to participate on a conference on education
Notes - Spouse Sylvia Lee Sabo accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,837.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,070.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Sylvia accompanied. Meal costs are included in the lodging expense. Other expenses are for registration fees.

Travel Cost - $254.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,354.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Sylvia Lee Sabo

Travel Cost - $5,877.40
Lodging Cost - $1,030.60
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,808.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat 2003
Notes - spouse, Sylvia Sabo accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $644.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $994.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kailua, HI - Kona, HI

Purpose - 2003 Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - spouse, Sylvia Sabo accompanied. Transport costs were zero because it was "Rogers CODEL'.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $451.19
Meal Cost - $195.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $647.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Kona HI

Travel Cost - $2,175.40
Lodging Cost - $1,143.40
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,943.80

Additional family members - No

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.