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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*

Ryan Long


Total cost of 5 trips: $7,222.08


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: NEW YORK TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: SEE FACILITIES
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,941.26
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BOSTON, MA-ASHEVILLE, NC
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TOUR MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH FACILITY WITNESS PROCEDURES INVOLVING MEDICAL DEVICES AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,929.25
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH AND MAGNET TECHNOLOGY. TOUR LABS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH TECHNOLOGY. TOUR UNMANNED ARIEAL VEHICLE PRODUCTION FACILITY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.29
source

Destination: MARYLAND AND PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: TOUR FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT AUTOMATED PHARMACY CENTER AND NATIONAL CALL CENTER
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.28
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* - Trips by all travelers named Ryan Long.


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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