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A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

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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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  • 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.

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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Trips sponsored by

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc


Total cost of 11 trips: $5,825.50


Traveler: Robert Stien (from the office of Lee Terry)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
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Traveler: Frank Murkowski (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW CRUISE
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
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Traveler: Monica Sheffield (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: Elias Simmons (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: Nicholas Martinelli (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NY
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: David Simon (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Hicks (from the office of Wayne Gilchrest)
Destination:
Purpose: REVIEW OF ADA ACCOMMODATIONS ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $974.00
source

Traveler: Jason Steinbaum (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: OVERSIGHT AT CRUISE INDUSTRY INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL DISPOSAL ADA COMPLIANCE, SECURITY, AND OTHER ISSUES.
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $487.00
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Traveler: Ari Strauss (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PIER 88
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW & OVERSIGHT OF CRUISE LINES
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: Charles Royal (from the office of Jim Demint)
Destination: EMBARK SATURDAY THE 10TH, SHIP OVERVIEW AND BRIEFINGS SUNDAY, DISEMBARK MONDAY THE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING CRUISE-PROVIDING FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS AREAS AND SERVICES OF THE PASSENGER CRUISE LINE INDUSTRY THAT ARE REGULATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $574.00
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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.