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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

Vito Fossella


Total cost of 48 office trips: $73,637.66


Trips by Vito Fossella
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $11,737.73

Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 9, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $4,080.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,083.30
source

Destination: LA HAGUE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $388.48
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,037.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACTFINDING
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $648.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Vito Fossella

Justin Daly
Travers Garvin
Johnna Kountz
Ryan Mckee
Thomas Quaadman
Michael Thompson
Jennifer Ubelhart
Julie Walker
Brendon Weiss
Brendan Williams



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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