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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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Trips sponsored by

Americans for Democratic Action


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,435.66


Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: LA, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ADA CONFERENCE & PARCIPATE IN CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,263.35
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: SPEECH & PANEL SEMINAR
Date: Apr 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $920.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: CLEVELAND, LA, WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,769.00
source

Traveler: Jesse Jackson (from the office of Jesse Jackson)
Destination: LOS ANGELES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: LA
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $368.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FL
Purpose: AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Feb 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.43
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: MEETING WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND ADA MEMBERS
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $178.50
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Purpose: NATIONAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $827.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: HNL
Purpose: VISIT WITH THE LOCAL ADA CHAPTER, PUBLIC TV & RADIO APPEARANCES DISCUSSING HEALTH CARE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,562.38
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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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