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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*

Nathan Read


Total cost of 5 trips: $9,586.11


Trips traveled under the office of Marion Berry

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA - THIBODEAUX, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY, FROM CANE PRODUCTION AND BREEDING, TO PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $833.50
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC-MEMPHIS, TN-GREENVILLE, MS-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING COTTON PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,629.60
source

Destination: MONTICELLO, AR-FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Sponsor: University of Arkansas
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF ARKANSAS
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC-KINMEN ISLAND ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO TAIWAN. FOCUSED SPECIFICALLY ON CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS AND U.S.-TAIWAN DEFENSE AND TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Destination: RAPID CITY, SD - GILLETTE, WY
Sponsor: Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TOURED THE NORTH ANTELOPE ROCHELLE COAL MINE
Date: Jun 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $966.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nathan Read.


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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