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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

Adam Schiff


Total cost of 29 office trips: $68,166.63


Trips by Adam Schiff
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $29,621.42

Destination: DC-FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,931.45
source

Destination: ARMENIA
Sponsor: Armenian National Committee
Purpose:
Date: Sep 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,395.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST: EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,484.57
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FALL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,881.68
source

Destination: BURBANK, CA TO RANCHO MIRAGE, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA BIPARTISAN DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $823.19
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,519.68
source

Destination: DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Sep 10, 2004
Expense: $1,088.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,199.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Adam Schiff

Elizabeth Alexander
Timothy Bergreen
Pearl Fu
Haig Kartounian
Paul Kidwell
Rebecca Kutler
Gail Ravnitzky
Adrienne Rose
Philip Tahtakran



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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