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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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Trips sponsored by

ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS


Total cost of 3 trips: $4,531.85


Traveler: Richard Blackwood (from the office of Frank Lucas)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,636.98
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Carter (from the office of Bill Shuster)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: CONEXPO/CON-AGG EQUIPMENT SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,636.06
source

Traveler: Chris Huckleberry (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,258.81
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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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