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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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    The troubled history of vocational education

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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

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 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.

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Trips by*

Kevin Casey


Total cost of 21 trips: $34,564.53


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Crowley

Destination:
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: BUSINESS - LEARN ABOUT CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.00
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Destination: FRIDAY 5/4 SUBRIME LENDING CONFERENCE (ALL DAY)
Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase & Co
Purpose: SUBPRIME LENDING CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NYC DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NYC DOWNTOWN HOSP E.R.
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $319.15
source

Destination: BOS
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FED HOME LOAN BANK
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.63
source

Destination: DOHA QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR W/O FOLLOW UP
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Destination: LGA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP RE: NAJDAG
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $912.88
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING FOR FINANCIAL SERVICE STAFF ON MORTGAGE INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING FOR FIN SERVICES STAFF ON ACTUARY/ACCOUNTING ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VIEW OPENING OF NASDAQ, LEARN ABOUT MARKETS
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $309.64
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL; CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON PROVIDED MEALS ON FRIDAY
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET; DISCUSS ECONOMIC POLICY WITH FANNIE CHAIR FRANKLIN RAINES
Date: May 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $950.85
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: VISIT TO HEADQUARTERS TO DISCUSS TRADE THRU RULE, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, E-MARKET AND EON'S
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT NYSE WITH A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,095.89
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON ISSUES EFFECTING SECURITIES INDUSTRY-OUTSOURCING, STOCK OPTIONS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,775.04
source

Destination: NAPLES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: STAFF OF CONGRESSMAN WHO SPOKE AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,139.80
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: STAFFED REP CROWLEY ON MEMBERS TRIP HE LED TO EXCHANGE TO LEARN ABOUT ITS ROLE IN THE ECONOMY, IN THEIR DISTRICTS, ISSUES BEFORE FIN SERV COMM PERTAINING TO NYSE
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $933.06
source

Destination: BOCA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: STAFFING CONGRESSMAN WHO SPOKE ON MEMBERS PANEL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,978.07
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, LGA
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN SITUATION - VISITED TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO: BOARD OF TRADE; MERC; BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE; STOCK EXCHANGE (SHARED)
Purpose: TRAVELED WITH CONGRESSMAN, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CFTC REAUTH, SINGLE STOCK FUTURES ETC (ISSUES BEFORE FIN SERV COMM)
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,313.89
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Casey.


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

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 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.