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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

Zach Wamp


Total cost of 29 office trips: $71,769.25


Trips by Zach Wamp
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $9,334.93

Destination:
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: FACT FINDING-TOUR OF ENERGY PLANT
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,305.58
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV-CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: FOR BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,751.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD WINTER CONFERENCE AS A PANELIST IN THE ENERGY POLICY PLENARY SESSION
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $730.82
source

Destination: DAR ES SALAAM - CAPETOWN
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AIRPORT SECURITY, BORDER SECURITY, PORT SECURITY, THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAM AND THE MULTI-BILLION AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,077.05
source

Destination: NYP
Sponsor: Morgan Keegan & Company Inc
Purpose: HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: May 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,470.48
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Zach Wamp

Melissa Chapman
Douglas Fisher
Deborah Frye
Helen Hardin
Robert Hobart
Deron Mcelroy
Kurt Schcieter



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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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