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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.
  • 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 Macmillan


Total cost of 15 trips: $18,791.30


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: MEETINGS FROM AUGUST 30TH AND 31ST ON FHLB
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $920.79
source

Destination: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL BANKING ISSUES
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHI. STOCK EXCHANGE, CHI. BOARD OF TRADE,CHI. OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: EXAMINE THE FINANCIAL MARKETS LOCATED IN CHICAGO
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $553.12
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: WTO MEETINGS ON TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: May 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,274.72
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITIES
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: ASHVILLE NC
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPEAK ON THE AGENDA OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,353.12
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: NORTHWEST GEORGIA BANK
Purpose: ADDRESS THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $419.55
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $977.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS OF SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO, PITTSBURGH, AND ATLANTA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,312.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $962.87
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,398.98
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINARE
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,311.05
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: SEMINARE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $716.00
source

Destination: PARK CITY
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,380.08
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 3, 2005
Expense: $761.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Macmillan.


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.