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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*

Kevin Messner


Total cost of 4 trips: $9,861.50


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Kolbe

Destination: JAPAN TO INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON AVIATION SAFETY
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
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Trips traveled under the office of Rick Renzi

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $970.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Messner.


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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