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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

ITKIB Association USA


Total cost of 9 trips: $69,159.44


Traveler: Thomas Tancredo (from the office of Thomas Tancredo)
Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US-TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,233.50
source

Traveler: Jonathan Katz (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US-TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,233.50
source

Traveler: Kay Granger (from the office of Kay Granger)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY TO DFW
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $14,367.00
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: ISTANBUL - VIA NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,565.50
source

Traveler: Johnnie Kaberle (from the office of Kay Granger)
Destination: WASHINGTON, N.Y., ISTANBUL
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,191.50
source

Traveler: Paula Sheil (from the office of Elton Gallegly)
Destination: ZAGREB, CROATIA - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - BODRUM, TURKEY - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Purpose: DISCUSS U.S. - TURKEY TRADE AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP. DISCUSS JOINT U.S. - TURKEY COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS. DISCUSS GENERAL ISSUES RELATED TO U.S.-TURKEY BI-LATERAL RELATIONSHIP
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,667.56
source

Traveler: Elton Gallegly (from the office of Elton Gallegly)
Destination: ZAGREB, CROATIA - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - BODRUM, TURKEY - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Purpose: DISCUSS U.S. - TURKEY TRADE AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP. DISCUSS JOINT U.S. - TURKEY COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS. DISCUSS GENERAL ISSUES RELATED TO U.S.-TURKEY BI-LATERAL RELATIONSHIP
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,667.56
source



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.