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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*

Jason Van Pelt


Total cost of 12 trips: $19,206.98


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Whitfield

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Academy of Audiology
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON MEMBER LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 16, 2000
Expense: $1,196.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE-LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL AGRICULTURE TOUR
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: TOUR MERCK MEDCO FACILITIES
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,708.29
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, LA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,295.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $795.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY & NORTHN CYPRUS
Sponsor: Turkish Cypriot History Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,965.00
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: URBAN & RURAL HEALTH SAFETY NET
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,306.17
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ; ELKO, NW; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: MINING TOUR - COAL & HARD ROCK MINING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,422.12
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: MEDICAL DEVICE/BIOTECH PRODUCTION FACILITY TOUR
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,451.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TOUR PHARMACEUTICAL & BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,959.39
source

Destination: UTAH
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: VISIT NEWO/CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICE MANUFACTURERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNALLY MEASURE PROCEDURES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,245.13
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: DISCUSS LEGISLATION at CONVENTIO
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,310.66
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jason Van Pelt.


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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