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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 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*

Greg Davis


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,572.26


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Gonzalez

Destination:
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.43
source

Destination: PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Sponsor: THE BOEING CO., IMMUNEX CORP., MICROSOFT CORPORATION, WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,465.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE TO SF
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $754.14
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ruben Hinojosa

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT DISCUSSIONS AND TOUR OF TRANSUNION FACILITY IN PREPARATION FOR HEARINGS AND MARK UP ON LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $938.03
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK (WALL STREET)
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING, NYSE SPECIALIST & BROKER REVIEW
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $925.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY (WALL STREET)
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED MEMBER TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND EXPLANATION OF NYSE/SEC RULES FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $957.13
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: Mexico
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR TO MEXICO WITH US ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS RE: HR10, 9/11 COMMISSION
Date: Dec 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Davis.


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.