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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*

Huma Abedin


Total cost of 29 trips: $49,870.97


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: WHITE OAK, JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO RETREAT
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,227.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2001
Expense: $2,081.00
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY, BINGHAMTON, NY TO DULLES
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITH SENATOR CLINTON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER TO LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose:
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.76
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,022.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Carpenters Union
Purpose: ASSISTING SENATOR DURING SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Oct 5, 2002
Expense: $2,722.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SENATOR TO OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 11, 2002
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: PENN YAN, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,061.50
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: ASSIST SENATOR DURING MSNBC TV APPEARANCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Betty Ford Center
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source

Destination: WELLESLEY, MA
Sponsor: Wellesley College
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003
Expense: $1,168.75
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Tata Consultency Services
Purpose: COMPANY VISIT
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $778.50
source

Destination: SOUTHINGTON, CT
Sponsor: Connecticut Democratic Party
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: CORNING, NY
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,366.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BINGHAMPTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Expense: $1,654.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Expense: $204.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: infoUSA.com Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,083.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TELERBORO, NJ
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Tufts University
Purpose: LECTURE
Date: Nov 10, 2004
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS AND DINNER FOR WJC PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 12, 2004
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK AR
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: OPENING OF PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,636.00
source

Destination: BINGHAMTON
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: German Media Prize
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-NEW DELHI INDIA-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: INDIA TODAY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,093.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $437.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Agnes Scott College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY-BOSTON
Sponsor: Feinberg Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $468.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Huma Abedin.


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.