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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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  • 09.10.14

    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.
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  • 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*

Donald Auerbach


Total cost of 15 trips: $17,103.79


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE FIRST HAND IN A LEARNING CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,936.17
source

Destination: NYC, DC
Sponsor: NASDAQ/SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOC.
Purpose:
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,011.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Destination: NY CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: REVIEW NASDAQ MARKET TRADING SYSTEMS FIRSTHAND
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE OPERATIONS OF THE NYSE
Date: Mar 22, 2002
Expense: $950.97
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS WITH ACTUARIES AND NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE LAUNCH OF TABLET PC
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,431.83
source

Destination: LAKES, NW
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: OBSERVE AN OPERATING CREDIT CARD PROCESSING PLANT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: OBSERVE OPTIONS TRADING AT THE PACIFIC STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.41
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: TOUR BOSTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING SITE AND DISCUSS HOME LOAN ISSUES
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.22
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TOUR ECN FACILITIES AND GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE ABOUT SECURITIES TRADING
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: REVIEW FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK FIRSTHAND AND REVIEW BANK POLICIES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: MEET FIRSTHAND WITH SECURITIES REGULATORY
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEARN NYSE OPERATIONS FIRSTHAND
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $875.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON SECONDARY MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Expense: $181.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Donald Auerbach.


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.