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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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Maria Cantwell

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  • Jennifer Griffith
  • Michael Meehan
  • Jaime Shimek
  • Frances Van Cleve

    Slade Gorton

  • Jeame Bumas
  • Brett Hale
  • Phil Moeller
  • Kari Stoep
  • Allison Tepley
  • Tony Williams

    Patty Murray

  • Shawn Bills
  • Rick Desimone
  • John Engber
  • William Kamela
  • Anna Knudson
  • Nasue Nishida
  • Judith Olson
  • Allison Peake
  • Torch Ravitz-Mechan
  • Karen Waters
  • Peter Weissman
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    Brian Baird

  • Matthew Beck
  • Grant Blume
  • Lisa Boyd
  • Michael Canning
  • Alisa Ferguson
  • Paul Gay
  • Ivan Kaplan
  • Jennie Kugel
  • George Nolon
  • Joel Rubin
  • Kathryn Stevens

    Norman Dicks

  • Kurt Beckett
  • Alyson Daly
  • Andrew Hunter
  • Colin Sheldon
  • Lesley Turner

    Jennifer Dunn

  • Douglas Badger
  • Vergil Cabasco
  • Ashley Cohen
  • Ruel Dunn
  • James Hager
  • Douglas Lathrop
  • Ben Lenderman
  • Paul Schlegel
  • Pierce Scranton
  • Yelena Vaynberg

    Doc Hastings

  • Jessica Baker
  • James Brown
  • Ed Cassidy
  • Jon Devaney
  • Elizabeth Fortunato
  • Jessica Gleason
  • Jennifer Gorski
  • J Stevens Lanich
  • Jeff Markey
  • Tyler Prout
  • Jennifer Scott
  • Jenn Spurgat
  • Staci Stevenson
  • Douglas Stout
  • Stephanie Thornton
  • Tiffany Turner
  • Todd Young

    Jay Inslee

  • Scott Baker
  • Brian Bonlender
  • Jennifer Cromwell
  • Kennie Endelman
  • Johnny Isawon
  • Jeremy Johnston
  • Sharmila Kotelawala
  • Amanda Murphy
  • Sara O'connell
  • Brian Peters
  • Jeffrey Roberson
  • Johanna Shimomura
  • Nicholas Shipley
  • Jennifer Singer
  • Heidi Stirling
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Roelof Van Der Lugt
  • Roelof Vander Lugt

    Rick Larsen

  • Jeff Bjornstad
  • Allison Dane
  • Clare Dowling
  • Christian Gunter
  • Brandon Hall
  • Charles Hall
  • Brenda Jensen
  • Louis Lauter
  • Evan Schatz
  • Tracie Sunday

    Jim Mcdermott

  • Tere Beach
  • Ashley Bollinger
  • Christopher Dumm
  • Sean Hughes
  • Ken Kadlee
  • Jesse Kerns
  • Eric Lutz
  • Rory O'sullivan
  • Rita Patricia Patel
  • Peter Rubin
  • Casey Sixkiller
  • Beverly Swain
  • Jayme White
  • Charles Williams

    Cathy Mcmorris

  • David Condon
  • Jaime Herrera
  • Connie Partoyan
  • George Poulios
  • Jack Silzel

    Jack Metcalf

  • John Anderson
  • Jennifer Fitzgibbon
  • Afton Swift
  • James Troyer

    George Nethercutt

  • Karl Anderson
  • Darin Beffa
  • Andrew Braff
  • Elise Deschenes
  • Amy Flachbart
  • Scott Gruber
  • Paul Kavinoky
  • Megan Lawrence
  • Rob Neal
  • Shelly Short
  • Jack Silzel
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Kendall Van Pool

    Dave Reichert

  • Michael Shields
  • Kimberly Trinh

    Adam Smith

  • Lars Anderson
  • Shana Chandler
  • Linda Danforth
  • Mark De La Iglesia
  • Brandon Hall
  • Jason Henning
  • John Mulligan
  • Hun Quach
  • Jordan Triplett
  • Andrea Tull
  • Ali Wade
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  • 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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