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


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


Back to all reports


ENZI, MICHAEL B, Republican Party
Wyoming

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $28,599.92

Average cost per trip - $4,085.70
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 228 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Fay Improvement Company
Dates - November 8, 2001 - November 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Indian Wells, CA

Purpose - speeches
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,744.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,744.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Coral Gables, FL

Purpose - Convention speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,288.00
Lodging Cost - $348.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,935.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. - Ireland Alliance
Dates - May 25, 2003 - May 30, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Trip to learn more about the Irish economy and to discuss U.S. businesses and their impact on the Irish economy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,566.00
Lodging Cost - $970.00
Meal Cost - $492.00
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $8,056.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,305.82
Lodging Cost - $744.78
Meal Cost - $288.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,338.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest To Compete Alliance (ITCA)
Dates - July 3, 2004 - July 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - To attend "Invest to Compete Alliance" conference
Notes - [amended 6/15/2005 to change sponsor name from Campbell-Crane & Assoc.]

Travel Cost - $880.18
Lodging Cost - $1,185.00
Meal Cost - $570.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,635.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - The "Support" Foundation
Dates - November 27, 2001 - November 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Thailand

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs were for roundtrip airfare from DC to Thailand, plus per diem expenses for member and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Waterfall Tournament Committee
Dates - August 13, 2004 - August 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Ketchikan, AK

Purpose - Speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $890.84
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $890.84

Additional family members - No

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