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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*

Rohit Kumar


Total cost of 15 trips: $33,982.92


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $547.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE WITH SENATOR BENNETT AND OTHERS
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,228.75
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SIA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,763.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: DIGITAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,182.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $168.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES FACING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY (PICNIC DISCUSSION)
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $473.39
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON SECURITIES INDUSTRY ISSUES AND LEGISLATION. PANEL DISCUSSION PART OF ANNUAL SIA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.35
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2004 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,220.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN FRANCE
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,272.18
source

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

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,621.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Phil Gramm

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ FACILITIES
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.83
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: INSTINET STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT COMPANY & VISIT FACILITIES
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.79
source


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VISIT THE NYSE FLOOR, LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXCHANGE, AND U.S. EQUITY MARKETS.
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $905.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SINGAPORE MINISTERS, AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. TRADE WITH SINGAPORE AND TO LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,754.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rohit Kumar.


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.