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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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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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Congresspersons and traveling staff for

Rhode Island

Senate

John Chafee

  • Ellen Stein

    Lincoln Chafee

  • Deborah Brayton
  • Lindsey Brill
  • Michelle Forrest
  • Mickey Forrest
  • Edward Michaels
  • David Morgenstern
  • Jennifer Perkins
  • Christy Plumer
  • John Seggerman
  • Mark Silverman
  • Allison Sugarman

    Jack Reed

  • Jonathan Berger
  • Jason Connors
  • Thomas Evans
  • John Hattervick
  • Elizabeth King
  • Nancy Langrall
  • Peter Lawrence
  • Didem Nisanci
  • Kara Nugent
  • Kristen Sarri
  • Elyse Wasch
  • Wendy Wierzbicki
  • House

    Patrick Kennedy

  • Rachael Bornstein
  • Kimber Colton
  • Dominic Nguyen
  • Sean Richardson
  • Laura Schiebelhut
  • Brian Vigue
  • Michael Zamore

    James Langevin

  • David Adams
  • Brian Daniels
  • David Lafferty
  • Kristin Nicholson
  • Coval Wild

    Robert Weygand

  • Moeller Karl
  • Bob Weygand
  • Kevin Wilson


  • 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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