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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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Office of

Deborah Pryce


Total cost of 114 office trips: $196,693.59


Trips by Deborah Pryce
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $41,649.11

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF THE U.S. & EUROPEAN ECONOMIES & INTERESTS
Date: Sep 14, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $12,354.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: ATA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,699.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,691.60
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS OF THE U.S. & EUROPEAN ECONOMICS & INTERESTS
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: PRESENTER & PARTICIPANT AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,297.30
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT TO DISCUSS AGENDA FOR 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: DC-GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Deborah Pryce

Jim Billimoria
Kelly Bulliner
Anne Buresh
Neil Chatterjee
Stephanie Christensen
Greg Crist
Timothy Day
John Destefano
Christopher Frech
Peter Freeman
Karla Ganswindt
Kathy Kerr
Kathryn Lehman
Kristin Maupin
Jennifer Parks
Brian Quintenz
Shiloh Reiher
Joel Roberson
Sara Rogers
Shalla Ross
Lori Salley
Juan Scott
Andrew Shore
Mathew Sturges
Michael Tomberlin



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.