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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*

Moses Mercado


Total cost of 3 trips: $13,775.02


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Gephardt

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISIAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: VISIT SENIOR BUSINESS REPRES. & GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $6,735.02
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,280.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Moses Mercado.


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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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