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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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    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.
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  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

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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*

Sampak Garg


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,332.29


Trips traveled under the office of John Conyers

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,800.95
source

Destination: 2/22 DULLES TO SFO 2/23 TOUR OF GENERTECH
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,342.35
source

Destination: DULLES-SAN FRANCISCO-PALO ALTO-MONTEREY
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,712.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Vanguard Media
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON PAYOLA IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AT RADIO INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $706.50
source

Destination: SFO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON BIOTECH INDUSTRY: PATENT LAWS, STEM CELL RESEARCH, ETC.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,683.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: CABLE AND BROADCAST TELEVISION ISSUES (SHVIA)
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,493.21
source

Destination: DCA, LAS VEGAS, IAD
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BRIEFINGS/DISCUSSIONS - FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,923.83
source

Destination: ASPEN
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON COPYRIGHT POLICY
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,670.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sampak Garg.


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.