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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*

Christopher Rosello


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,626.49


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Destination: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Americans For Gun Safety Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO GUN SHOW IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $374.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE VISIT AND BRIEFING
Sponsor: GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK AND BUILDING TRADES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK.
Purpose: BRIEFING ABOUT LIABILITY EXPOSURE OF CONTRACTORS DOING RECOVERY AT WTC SITE AND SITE VISIT.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $384.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,082.14
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINE REFORM
Date: May 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $497.72
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination:
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bear Wagner Specialists LLC
Purpose: DISCUSS THE ROLE OF SPECIALISTS IN TRADING SECURITIES AND VIEW SPECIALISTS ON THE FLOOR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $749.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: International Securities Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS ELECTRONIC TRADING, THE USE OF EQUITY AND INDEX OPTIONS, OPERATION OF A SECURITIES EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS IMPACT OF PROPOSED SEC REGULATION NMS
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $849.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Rosello.


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.