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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*

Deron Roberson


Total cost of 7 trips: $20,449.34


Trips traveled under the office of Julia Carson

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,920.00
source

Destination: BOTSWANA
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,709.51
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $692.36
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-CBC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAINTRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: GREATER CHICAGO AREA, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS TO ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,196.75
source

Destination: DCA-MIA WASHINGTON, DC-MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.20
source

Destination: MIAMI-ST. THOMAS-INDIANAPOLIS
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.52
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Deron Roberson.


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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