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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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Republican Jewish Coalition - $26,280.02 spent on 9 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
100.0% spent on Republican Party

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference guest speaker
Total Cost - $2,254.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
March 1, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee reception; guest speaker at both events
Total Cost - $1,449.92

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Orange County, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Orange County Republican Party of California
Purpose - keynote speaker at a Republican Party of Orange County Event - Keynote speaker at RJC Events in Orange County and Los Angeles
Total Cost - $688.70

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
December 16, 2003 - December 17, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - keynote speaker at Republican Jewish Coalition Hanukah event
Total Cost - $500.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition winter meeting guest speaker
Total Cost - $555.40

CORNYN, JOHN - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speaker at annual RJC conference
Total Cost - $5,200.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
August 6, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To gain insight into the US-Israel relationship and US assistance programs to Israel
Total Cost - $7,175.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Guest speaker for Republican Jewish Coalition Winter Meeting
Total Cost - $515.00

GERLACH, JIM - Republican Party
August 15, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To learn more about Israel and meet with members of its government
Total Cost - $7,942.00

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.

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