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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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    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.
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    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*

Kimberly Teehee


Total cost of 15 trips: $13,541.03


Trips traveled under the office of Dale Kildee

Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: PANELIST FOR INDIAN LAW DAY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: ALBUQERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Federal Bar Association
Purpose: PANELIST FOR ANNUAL INDIAN LAW CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $563.00
source

Destination: TULSA
Sponsor: Hobbs Strauss Dean & Walker LLP
Purpose: SPEAKER & PARTICIPANT AT THE OK SOVEREIGNTY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $525.50
source

Destination: PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ORG. MID YEAR CONFERENCE ON BEHALF OF REP. KILDEE. EVENT HELD IN LEDYARD, CONNECTICUT
Date: Aug 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $636.40
source

Destination: TULSA, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: Cherokee Nation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO VISIT THE TRIBAL GOV'T
Date: Aug 27, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $1,126.00
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Sponsor: Institute of American Indian Arts
Purpose: TO ATTEND A BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING ON BEHALF OF REP. KILDEE WHO IS A BOARD MEMBER. ORG. IS A FEDERALLY CHARTERD CORP. AND REP. KILDEE IS CONG. APPOINTEE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,209.50
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Sponsor: National American Indian Housing Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF HOUSING TOUR OF INDIAN COUNTRY
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $807.00
source

Destination: DCA THRU CHICAGO TO ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (ONE WAY)
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: NIGA LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT SPEAKER
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $844.94
source

Destination: ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA TO ALBUQUERQUE, NM TO DCA
Sponsor: Institute of American Indian Arts
Purpose: TO REPRESENT CONGRESSMAN KILDEE AT THE IAIA BOARD MEETING IN SANTA FE, NM
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,091.55
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS TO TULSA, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: Cherokee Nation
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE TRIBE'S ANNUAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Aug 25, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $572.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Institute of American Indian Arts
Purpose: TO REPRESENT CONGRESSMAN KILDEE AT THE IAIA BOARD MEETING IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,140.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN THE NIGA CONFERENCE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,164.38
source

Destination: PROVIDENCE, RI
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NIGA'S MID-YEAR MEETING
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,468.47
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Cherokee Nation
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN TRIBES GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MEETING
Date: Sep 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE
Sponsor: Institute of American Indian Arts
Purpose: ATTENDED BOARD OF TRUSTEES MTG.
Date: Sep 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,632.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kimberly Teehee.


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.