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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

Eric Cantor


Total cost of 55 office trips: $112,177.80


Trips by Eric Cantor
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $30,945.87

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - SEMINARS/BRIEFING
Date: Jan 5, 2001
Expense: $39.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,666.60
source

Destination: RICHMOND TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,553.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND TO FORT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $554.00
source

Destination: DC TO ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: DC TO GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: DC TO NAPLES TO RICHMOND
Sponsor: Financial Services Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,422.53
source

Destination: NY TO ISRAEL TO NY TO RICHMOND
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,632.82
source

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

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT AIPAC DINNER
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $1,797.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2005
Expense: $950.29
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,965.42
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eric Cantor

Rob Collins
Anita Essalih
Steven Karapetian
Matthew Lakin
Colleen Maloney
Matthew Mandel
Lawrence Seyfriez
Shimon Stein
Steve Stombres



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.