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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 by*

Julie Carr


Total cost of 10 trips: $16,564.56


Trips traveled under the office of William Delahunt

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $850.32
source


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Pitts

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOC. FOR COMPETITIVE TECH., AT&T, CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, MP3.COM, PEGASUS, SAIC, VERISIGN, WINSTAR, XO COMMUNICATIONS
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFF W/ UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY, OPERATIONS & POLICY QUESTIONS SURROUNDING INTERN
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $616.03
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATION ON TECHPOLICY FACING 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) AND GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,609.29
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO FULLY UNDERSTAND ISSUES FACING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,517.26
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: TO GAIN A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY & THEIR REGULATORY BURDEE
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $772.18
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOC, NATIONAL ASSOC. OF MANUFACTURER & CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURERS & TELECOM ASSOC.
Purpose: OVERALL IMPACT OF ECONOMICS ON TELECOM INDUSTRY INLIGHT OF CURRENT LAWS & REGS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,340.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND OR
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: INVESTIGATING POLICIES IMPACTING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $864.20
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,050.82
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Julie Carr.


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.