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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

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VOINOVICH, GEORGE V, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $34,938.89

Average cost per trip - $3,176.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 185 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Mrs Voinovich accompanied. At Turnberry Isle

Travel Cost - $1,609.60
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $711.18
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $3,619.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council of State Governments
Dates - April 28, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - receiving guardian of federalism award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $161.04
Lodging Cost - $436.69
Meal Cost - $244.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $842.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - healthcare seminar
Notes - at Turnberry Island Resort

Travel Cost - $105.50
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $1,424.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - EEI Energy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $261.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $29.83
Total Cost - $291.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - healthcare seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $180.00
Lodging Cost - $903.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,541.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - February 7, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Meeting regarding the future of public service
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.60
Lodging Cost - $178.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Everglades Coalition
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attended conference on environmental and other issues facing the Florida Everglades
Notes - place was missing

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $142.61
Meal Cost - $48.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend seminars, briefings, etc., on health care issues and how to solve the health care crisis
Notes -

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost - $1,487.36
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $2,673.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund to the JFK School of Govt Grant
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Meetings on healthcare issues
Notes - Turnberry Isle, FL

Travel Cost - $170.96
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $932.00
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,937.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 26, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $17,782.10
Lodging Cost - $1,216.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,798.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Turnberry Isle, FL

Purpose - Attend seminars on health care issues
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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

  • 09.17.14

    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.