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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.
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Office of

Jerrold Nadler


Total cost of 27 office trips: $55,075.82


Trips by Jerrold Nadler
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $35,858.15

Destination: NYC-MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE & RETURN
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: PANELIST ON "TURNING THE TABLES: POLITICIANS GRILL THE MEDIA"
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES & PRODUCERS & THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THEATRE-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jun 17, 2000
Expense: $227.75
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: JCRC (JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL) & UJA-FEDERATION (UNITED JEWISH APPEAL)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,320.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 10, 2001
Expense: $388.25
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Purpose: TAPING OF DEBATE ON CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $192.00
source

Destination: NYC - JACKSON HOLE,WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,509.00
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI, MIAMI-NYC
Sponsor: RETAIL WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,155.85
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PILGRIMAGE VISITING HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SITES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $413.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA (VIA SAN FRANCISCO)
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,631.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,359.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerrold Nadler

John Doty
David Greengrass
Brett Heimov
David Lachmann
Amy Rutkin
Eric Schmeltzer



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.