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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*

Frank Cavaliere


Total cost of 15 trips: $18,579.29


Trips traveled under the office of George Allen

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT CORPORATE CAMPUS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,389.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AND INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS LAB
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.96
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: BROADBAND POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $629.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,448.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TABLET PC LAUNCH
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,496.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CABLE PROGRAMMING ISSUES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FINANCE AND BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,835.12
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2003 LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES FACING THE TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,158.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: RHOADS, WEBER, SHANDWICK
Purpose: HEADQUARTERS SITE & FACT FINDING VISIT
Date: Apr 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $825.01
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR ON TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: CYBER SECURITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $738.70
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICE/TELECOMMUNICATION STAFF TRIP
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $612.44
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES, AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON TECHNOLOGY RELATED POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: DEMONSTRATE AND DISCUSS BELLSOUTH'S INTERNET PROTOCOL ENABLED SERVICES, INCLUDING IP-TV
Date: Apr 18, 2005
Expense: $570.94
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Frank Cavaliere.


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.