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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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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - $6,145.56 spent on 4 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
September 10, 2000 - September 10, 2000 (1 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,145.71

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
July 27, 2001 - July 28, 2001 (2 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $3,941.00

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $715.85

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
November 12, 2003 - November 13, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $343.00

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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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