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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*

William O'conner


Total cost of 4 trips: $4,746.00


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AG COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR, SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK TO A SESSION OF THE FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,627.00
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Destination: MINNEAPOLIS
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: MEET WITH MINNESOTA FARMERS AND PARTICIPATE IN A FARMERS FORUM
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,620.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named William O'conner.


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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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