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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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    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*

Fraser Verrusio


Total cost of 11 trips: $20,871.60


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Baker

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATION AND LEGISLATIVE EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination:
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,333.62
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING-CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAM
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,022.11
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONG. BRIEFING/FACT FINDING (FOCUS: YUCCA MOUNTAIN TOURISM)
Date: Nov 30, 2001
Expense: $1,449.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: CONF. ON AVIATION SAFETY, SECURITY, FUNDING PANEL DIPCUSSION.
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,195.04
source

Destination: CITY OF NORTH AUGUSTA, SC
Sponsor: City of North Augusta SC
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION/INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF/SENIOR STAFF MEETING WITH LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS GRASSROOTS, BUILDING CONDITIONS, WORKING WITH COMMITTEES ETC.
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/INDUSTRY AND GOVT WORKING GROUP MTGS.
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Expense: $1,997.20
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES, US-EU TRANSPORTATION RELATIONS
Date: Oct 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,645.00
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/PANEL DISCUSSION, MEETINGS RE: AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,585.63
source

Destination: WASH, DC-WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Fraser Verrusio.


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.