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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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  • 09.11.14

    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*

Robert Stien


Total cost of 19 trips: $32,295.91


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination:
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $945.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO GAIN INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEWEST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,849.02
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND CURRENT VIEWS AND SITUATIONS REGARDING BROADBAND
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,661.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION & RELATED ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT STATE OF TELECOM
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE MARKETPLACE POST TRIENNICAL REVIEW
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY IN AN EFFORT TO BE MORE INFORMED OF HOW CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS AFFECT AND WILL AFFECT THE ROLL-OUT OF HDTV
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,261.98
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: ALASKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION-MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOC., TELALASKA INC., ARTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE ASSOC., OTZ TELEPHONE CO-OP, NUSHAGAK CO-OP, AND CORDOVA TELEPHONE CO-OP
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE TRHROUGH TELECOMMUNICAITONS TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION IN RURAL AMERICA, AND TO UNDERSTNAD THE NEEDS WITH REGARDS TO USF, OF SMALL RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,515.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE DRAMITC CHANGES IN THE WAY AMERICANS COMMUNICATE TODAY BY FEATURING A FULL DISPLAY OF THE CAPABILITIES IN VOICE, DATA, AND VIDEO
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,197.73
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FOR A SERIES OF IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO ADDRESS CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,587.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: IN ORDER TO GET A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH KEY TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTING OUR DISTRICT AND DAILY WORK
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL THAT DISCUSSED CURRENT LEGISLATION REGARDING THE ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $654.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CABLE CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.13
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO LEARN AND DISCUSS ISSUES DEALING WITH THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY. ALSO, UNDERSTANDING HOW AMENDMENTS TO THE TELECOMM ACT WILL EFFECT THE DTV TRANSITION, USE AND SERVICES OFFERED BY IP
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,027.55
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Stien.


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.