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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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    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

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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*

David Torian


Total cost of 9 trips: $14,454.15


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Mcnulty

Destination: PALO ALTO: SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose:
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,453.90
source

Destination: ONE NIGHT IN SF, THREE NIGHTS IN PALO ALTO, TURING HI-TECH CO
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: MEETINGS: DISCUSSIONS W/ TAX DIRECTORS: CFOS OF HIGH TECH CO
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,096.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: MEET W/ HOSPITAL & MEDIC EDUCATION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS AND WITNESS MEDIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $572.28
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: MEET & DISCUSS US TRADE LAWS W/ WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: MEET AND WORK W/OTHER CHIEFS OF STAFF ON TOPICS IN A BIPARTISAN BASIS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: SF
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: MEETINGS OF SENIOR COUNCIL STAFF AND CEOS AND CFOS OF SILICON VALLEY INDUSTRIES TO DISCUSS TAX AND TRADE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,469.45
source

Destination: NYC TO TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV TO NYC
Sponsor: JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO ISRAEL FOR CHIEFS OF STAFF, NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,488.00
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, LGA
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE)
Purpose: FOR NEW YORK STATE CHIEFS OF STAFF TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF NEW YORK'S ECONOMY
Date: Oct 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $802.90
source

Destination: SF
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE SENIOR STAFF TO THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY AND TO DISCUSS VARIOUS TAX & TRADE ISSUES RELEVANT TO ISSUES
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,198.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Torian.


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.