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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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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

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 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.

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Trips by*

Edward Burrier


Total cost of 7 trips: $17,052.34


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Royce

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: VISIT WALL STREET FINANCIAL ARMS, AND VISIT NASDAQ FACILITIES, AS WELL AS LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,041.60
source

Destination: PASADENA, CA-LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: EXPLORE ROLE OF PUBLIC POWER IN CA ELECTRICITY CRISIS
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,656.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EXPLORE THE ENERGY FUTURES MARKET IN RESPECT TO CA ENERGY CRISIS
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $396.00
source

Destination: U.S.A TO SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH U.S. OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE, AMBASSADOR, ETC MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE SUIT ON FTA
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,777.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO TBILISI, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: EVALUATION OF US-GEORGIA RELATIONSHIP, REGIONAL SECURITY, US ASSISTANCE TO GEORGIA, EVALUATION OF GEORGIA'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY, AND US INVESTMENT IN GEORGIA
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.44
source

Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Sponsor: World Wildlife Fund
Purpose: EXPLORE US SPONSORED CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN KENYA - PROJECTS SPONSORED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND AND USAID. EXPLORE REGIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA. STUDY EFFECTS OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL WARNING ON KENYA.
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Edward Burrier.


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

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 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.