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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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JINDAL, BOBBY, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 1
Total cost of trips - $8,203.12

Average cost per trip - $8,203.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 8 days
Rank of representative - 455 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - not specified
Notes - New Orleans, LA - Tel Aviv, Israel

Travel Cost - $3,848.15
Lodging Cost - $2,507.00
Meal Cost - $624.24
Other Cost - $1,223.73
Total Cost - $8,203.12

Additional family members - No

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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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