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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.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

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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*

John Magill


Total cost of 11 trips: $35,297.44


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: FRANKFORT-MIMISH-BRUSSELS-BERLIN-FRANKFORT
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN US & GERMANY - NATU AND EURO MEETINGS, AS WELL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SAME AS ITINERARY
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS RELATED TO CELL TELEPHONE INDUSTRY
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: DISCUSS CELL TELEPHONE ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: VISIT SAAB RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING SITES IN SWEDEN WHICH PROVIDE EQUIPMENT TO US DEFENSE FORCES.
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,583.09
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,590.17
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 RIPON CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,070.70
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS, LEGISLATORS AND U.S. EMBASSY PERSONNEL
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $13,401.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Magill.


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.