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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*

Amy Steinmann


Total cost of 10 trips: $26,667.99


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.69
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT FOR THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: DC TO BEIJING
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,830.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE PLANNING RETREAT FOR HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON SAAB CONTRACTS / SEE FACILITIES
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: ATTENDED AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE/PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,379.52
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Miller

Destination: KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA
Sponsor: Arianespace
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO ARIANESPACE'S COMMERCIAL SATELLITE LAUNCH ON 4/18/00
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,148.78
source

Destination: VISIT CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM, GOLAN HEIGHTS, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,292.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Steinmann.


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.