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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*

Justin Daly


Total cost of 16 trips: $30,235.90


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,368.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,209.00
source

Destination: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO WALL STREET FIRMS
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES BUSINESS
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,108.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPTIONS INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,814.49
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES REGULATION
Date: Jan 22, 2003
Expense: $209.85
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: SERVE ON A PANEL TO DISCUSS THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,921.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT - PARK CITY, UT
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE / FREDDIE MAC
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT'S ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,658.26
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: SECURITIES TRADERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL, ATTEND THE OTHER FUNCTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,764.95
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: SEMINAR ON SECURITIES REGULATION
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,671.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,117.35
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-HALF MOON BAY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,917.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: SECURITIES TRADERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL
Date: Oct 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,441.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ROLE OF OPTIONS IN CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $748.16
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: International Securities Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,477.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Justin Daly.


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.