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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

Heather Wilson


Total cost of 14 office trips: $34,029.96


Trips by Heather Wilson
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $12,730.93

Destination: THE GREENBRIER RETREAT, WHITE SULFUR RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $10,211.50
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE REPUBLICAN RETREAT AT THE GREENBRIER
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARED AS GUEST ON REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES.
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $799.43
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: ARIZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: 2003 HERITAGE AWARD EVENT, HONORING CRAIG BARRETT
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $149.00
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of Heather Wilson

Bryce Dustman
Enrique Knell
Joseph Moser
Dawn Petchell
Luke Rose
Lynnea Shane



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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