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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

Lockheed Martin


Total cost of 24 trips: $19,766.73


Traveler: John Luddy (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: CAPE CANAVERAL, FL
Purpose: TO OBSERVE LAUNCH OF TITAN IV ROCKET
Date: May 8, 2000
Expense: $1,110.00
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Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO TO BINGHAMTON TO DULLES
Purpose: OFFICIAL FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
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Traveler: Peter Kauffmann (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO & BINGHAMTON NY TO DULLES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO, NY, BINGHAMTON, NY TO DULLES
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITH SENATOR CLINTON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
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Traveler: Jeff Sessions (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
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Traveler: Robert Aderholt (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: ONE WAY PRIVAE PLANE FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO DULLES AIRPORT
Purpose: SPEAK AT RE-OPENING OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN'S COURTLAND, AL FACILITY
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
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Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GREENVILLE, SC (SELF AND SPOUSE)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $800.00
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Traveler: William Gottshall (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: MERIDIAN, MS AIRPORT
Purpose: AT THE REQUEST OF LOCKHEED MARTIN TO TOUR THE PLANT AND COMMUNITY AFTER VIOLENT SHOOTING INCIDENT
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $1,200.00
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Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
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Traveler: Erin Pierce (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY, SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
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Traveler: Will Brooke (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA ENGINEERING COMPANY, SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
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Traveler: Conrad Burns (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC, BINGHAMTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS NY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BINGHAMPTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
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Traveler: Jerry Lewis (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,731.40
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TOTERBORO, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TELERBORO, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
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Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
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Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Shapiro (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO VISIT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANT IN OWEGO, NY
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $408.38
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Traveler: John Warner (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
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Traveler: James Kadtke (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.40
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Traveler: Cord Sterling (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
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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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