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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.

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.

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*

Kevin Fromer


Total cost of 24 trips: $38,536.26


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $827.90
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose:
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA-ALEXANDRIA, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $836.42
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: HIGH-TECH FACILITY TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,063.00
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,994.10
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE-SENATE RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: KETCHUM, ID
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,130.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,153.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS INDUSTRY POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $791.20
source

Destination: KAUAI, HI-SAN FRANCISCO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY ISSUES MEETING AND FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,766.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $364.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: RECORDING ARTS INDUSTRY ISSUES MEETINGS AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,218.90
source


Trips traveled under the office of Harold Rogers

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: REVIEW US MOROCCO POLITICAL, ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,706.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: A A/CHIEF OF STUFF RETREAT ON ECONOMICS, TRADE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, ANTITRUST
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $421.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WIRELESS INDUSTRY CONVENTION
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,208.50
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS)
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATING AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,021.27
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORLD RADIO CONFERENCE ON SPECTRUM USE
Date: May 26, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $7,368.82
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS)
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES CONFERENCE PANEL REMARKS
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,070.16
source

Destination: MAUI, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS AT AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,821.00
source

Destination: HOTSPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $831.12
source

Destination: MONTREAL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-KONA, HI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,395.47
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Fromer.


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.