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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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Office of

George Allen


Total cost of 68 office trips: $131,970.66


Trips by George Allen
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $12,361.11

Destination: NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: LM SANDLER & SONS INC
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONGREGATION BETH EL
Date: Nov 26, 2001
Expense: $1,725.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AS PART OF
Date: May 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,147.20
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Wyeth
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT ANNUAL MEETING FOR PHRMA AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES. MRS. ALLEN ACCOMPANIED SENATOR ALLEN ON THIS TRIP. HER EXPENSES ARE INCLUDED IN THE TOTALS
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,622.60
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT ANNUAL MEETING FOR PHRMA AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES. MRS. ALLEN ACCOMPANIED SENATOR ALLEN ON THIS TRIP. HER EXPENSES ARE INCLUDED IN THE TOTALS
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $911.75
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, A DIALOGUE BETWEEN LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. MRS. ALLEN ACCOMPANIED SENATOR ALLEN ON THIS TRIP. HER EXPENSES ARE INCLUDED IN THE TOTALS. THERE IS AN AMENDMENT TO LODGING, CHANGED FROM ORIG. $3,842.
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,327.34
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $705.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $922.22
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of George Allen

Frank Cavaliere
Teresa Deroco
Kristin Elder
Ron Ivey
Kelly Kolb
Brent Perry
John Reid
Erin Sammons
Conrad Schelle
Stephen Taylor
Michael Thomas
Jay Timmons
Robert Turner
Paul Unger
Tucker Watkins



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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