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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*

Jeff Hamond


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,606.48


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $212.60
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Destination: AIRLIE PLANTATION & CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
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Trips traveled under the office of John Kerry

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: DAY-LONG CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC ISSUES, PENSION REFORM, INVESTMENT ADVICE, AND ONLINE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
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Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL RELATED TO SOUND FISCAL POLICIES FOR THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AT EIA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUND TABLE
Date: Aug 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $470.00
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Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR ON VARIETY OF ISSUES RELATED TO INSURANCE INDUSTRY (PENSIONS, ANNUITIES, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, ETC.)
Date: May 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,498.20
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Trips traveled under the office of Charles Schumer

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PENSION REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
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Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON ISSUES OF CONCERN TO MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
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* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Hamond.


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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