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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 by*

Brandi Graham


Total cost of 3 trips: $5,849.29


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Schaffer

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Dec 15, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
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Destination: RICHMOND
Sponsor: Americans For Gun Safety Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION - VIRGINIA GUN SHOW
Date: Jan 11, 2002
Expense: $435.00
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Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION - NRA CONVENTION
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $934.29
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* - Trips by all travelers named Brandi Graham.


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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