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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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    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.

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*

Stacey Dansky


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,438.18


Trips traveled under the office of John Conyers

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND CEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TO PARTICIPATE IN LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,430.36
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CABLE AND BROADCAST TELEVISION ISSUES
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.73
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEWS CORPORATIONS VARIOUS DIVISIONS AND TO DISCUSS ISSUES SURROUNDING THE COMPANY AND THE INDUSTRY
Date: May 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,975.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO VISIT SILICON VALLEY TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES; TO LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS AND DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE FIELD
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,157.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LEARN ABOUT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,183.43
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-KONA-DC
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ANTITRUST ISSUES GENERALLY AND TO GIVE LEGISLATIVE REPORTS TO MEMBERS OF THE BAR
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,702.66
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (12 days)
Expense: $4,980.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stacey Dansky.


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.