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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

Linda Sanchez


Total cost of 24 office trips: $71,270.81


Trips by Linda Sanchez
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $54,403.64

Destination: INCOGNITO ADDRESS
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose:
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $1,543.00
source

Destination: DALLAS FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Sponsor: Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
Purpose: KEYNOTE BREAKFAST SPEAKER
Date: Jul 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,114.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,809.05
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.07
source

Destination: LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA-RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.05
source

Destination: DELHI, AGRA, HYPERBAD AND MUMBAI (ALL IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA)
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INDIA FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $18,800.30
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,300.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON-PHOENIX-LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $737.04
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO MONITOR THE STATUS OF THE SOTO MURDER INVESTIGATION
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY - NEWARK, NJ - SINGAPORE - SRI LANKA - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER
Purpose: SURVEY SINGAPORE'S INTERNATIONAL DISASTER-RELIEF EFFORTS TO TSUNAMI-HIT COUNTRIES, PORT SECURITY, AND SURVEY TSUNAMI DEVASTATION AND RELIEF EFFORTS IN SRI LANKA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,678.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOUSTON, TX-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: TEXAS WOMEN LAWYERS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.94
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-HOUSTON, TX-MORELIA, MEXICO-HOUSTON, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD ANNUAL UNITED STATES - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,633.34
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: AMER LEG FDN, COAL TO PROM. MIN, HLTH, SEIU, AETNA, AHIP, UNITED, WELLPOINT, BCBS
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.38
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Alliance for Justice
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CONVENTION PANEL
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Linda Sanchez

Betsy Arnold
Willard Carte
Malcolm Grace
William Grady
Virginia Mosqueda
Roberto Rodriguez



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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