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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.

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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*

Russ Sullivan


Total cost of 14 trips: $14,195.00


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH TO ORGANIZATION REGARDING CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL TAX LEGISLATION
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $815.50
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA (AIRLIE HOUSE)
Sponsor: Federal Bar Association
Purpose: MAKE PRESENTATION AT TAX CONFERENCE RE TAX LEGISLATION IN 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE 6TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO TAX AND ACCOUNTING INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $835.62
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Technion Society
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH REGARDING ESTATE TAX
Date: Nov 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $552.70
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT TAX LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.22
source

Destination: BALTIMORE TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF CPAS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $768.61
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE ON COLORADO
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS
Purpose: CONFERENCE-NATIONAL ASSOC OF STATE TREASURERS AND COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN NETWORK
Date: May 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD RESORT, HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL 'TAX AND ECONOMIC POLICY'
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REALTORS/CLARK CONSULTING
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF TAX BILL
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,512.80
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at San Diego
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF TAX POLICY 2004
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: 2005 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE ENERGY TAX UPDATE PRESENTATION
Date: Feb 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $275.20
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,777.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TAX SECTION CONVENTION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $848.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russ Sullivan.


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.