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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*

Cliff Stammerman


Total cost of 6 trips: $16,540.35


Trips traveled under the office of William Delahunt

Destination: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Sponsor: US-VENEZUELA BUSINESS COUNCIL AND THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Purpose: FACT FINDING: MET W/GOV'T OFFICIALS, PRIVATE SECTOR REPS & NGOS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,905.30
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Destination: BOGOTA AND ARAUCA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: RESEARCH: CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source

Destination: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Sponsor: Georgetown University
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,206.60
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,587.90
source

Destination: ROMANIA-TURKEY-AZERBAIJAN-ARMENIA-GEORGIA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $8,011.55
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Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $549.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Cliff Stammerman.


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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