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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

Yale University


Total cost of 16 trips: $9,705.36


Traveler: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: RECIEVE HONORARY DEGREE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $840.84
source

Traveler: Peter Brookes (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: GIVE LECTURE
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
source

Traveler: Christi Harlan (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Purpose: SPEAK AT CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR ON CAPITOL HILL JOBS; MEET WITH STUDENTS, ONE ON ONE
Date: Feb 19, 2001
Expense: $418.93
source

Traveler: David Abremowitz (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE OPENING ADDRESS AT THE RACE, VALUES AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROCESS: A SCHOLAR WORKING CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF THE LEGACY OF THE HONORABLE A. LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR. DINNER.
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $410.58
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN - BOSTON (AIR & RAIL)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN JUDGE HIGGINBOTHAM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $475.85
source

Traveler: Lynn Rivers (from the office of Lynn Rivers)
Destination: TEA, DINNER AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH * YPU MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $632.00
source

Traveler: Aaron Klein (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: NEW HAVEN CONN TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Purpose: TO GIVE A LECTURE
Date: Mar 26, 2002
Expense: $155.00
source

Traveler: Vernon Ehlers (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN CT
Purpose: SPEAK AT MAJOR SYMPOSIUM
Date: May 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $964.00
source

Traveler: Keith Hand (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION OF CHINESE LEGAL REFORM TO THE CHINA LAW CENTER AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $403.00
source

Traveler: David Dorsey (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 8, 2004
Expense: $162.00
source

Traveler: Lois Capps (from the office of Lois Capps)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: SPEECH ON NURSING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: TETERBORO, NJ-NEW HAVEN, CT-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL HERBERT WALKER SERIES AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.19
source

Traveler: Portia Wu (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: D.C. & NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL AND MEET WITH STUDENTS ABOUT LABOR POLICY AND CAREERS ON CAPITOL HILL
Date: Apr 7, 2005
Expense: $334.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: HARTFORD, CO
Purpose: YALE UNIVERSITY CLASS DAY SPEAKER
Date: May 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $693.97
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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.