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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*

Mark Lenker


Total cost of 3 trips: $5,166.00


Trips traveled under the office of Curt Weldon

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE; YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT OFFICE PAID FOR A BUS AT $25
Purpose: TOUR OF PROPOSED NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE FACILITY
Date: May 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,457.00
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Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Hill Solutions
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON NANOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jul 13, 2001
Expense: $89.00
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Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,620.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Lenker.


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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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