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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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CLEAVER, EMANUEL II, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 1
Total cost of trips - $2,141.18

Average cost per trip - $2,141.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 2 days
Rank of representative - 560 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meet with reps; ringing of NYSE's opening bell; spent time on the trading floor; discussion of NYSE's new hybrid market
Notes - Kansas City, MO - New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,292.65
Lodging Cost - $373.59
Meal Cost - $474.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,141.18

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

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