Techniques

This magazine has news on legislative affecting career and technical education, features on issues and program, profiles of educators and notices of new products.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 4, April

ACTE Opens Convention Registration
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2006 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. This event, November 30-December 2, is sure to be one of the best conventions the career and technical education community has seen in a long...
ACTE Opens Convention Registration
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2006 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. This event, November 30-December 2, is sure to be one of the best conventions the career and technical education community has seen in a long...
A Drive for Fuel Efficiency
Through hybrid car programs, career and technical education is designing and building a more efficient future."America is addicted to oil," said President Bush in his last State of the Union Address, adding that "the best way to break this addiction...
A Drive for Fuel Efficiency: Through Hybrid Car Programs, Career and Technical Education Is Designing and Building a More Efficient Future
"America is addicted to oil," said President Bush in his last State of the Union Address, adding that "the best way to break this addiction is through technology. He announced his Advanced Energy Initiative, which calls for investing more in reliable...
A Green Campus Culture in Wisconsin
At a Wisconsin technical college, preserving the environment is not simply an abstract idea; it is a school-wide initiative.At Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, environmental stewardship is more than just a program. One of the...
A Green Campus Culture in Wisconsin: At a Wisconsin Technical College, Preserving the Environment Is Not Simply an Abstract Idea; It Is a School-Wide Initiative
At Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, environmental stewardship is more than just a program. One of the school's five strategic initiatives is the Natural Resources Initiative, which states: "Nicolet College will practice and...
An Administrators' Academy in Mississippi
The mission of the Mississippi Vocational Administrators' Academy (MVAA) is to promote Mississippi career and technical administrators "as instructional leaders through a comprehensive professional development program based on state and national leadership...
An Administrators' Academy in Mississippi
The mission of the Mississippi Vocational Administrators' Academy (MVAA) is to promote Mississippi career and technical administrators "as instructional leaders through a comprehensive professional development program based on state and national leadership...
Answering the Call of the Wild
With the first two-year program of its kind, Southwest Texas Junior College is introducing students to the field of wildlife management.As the first cool front of the year arrived in the brush country of South Texas, a young college student ensconced...
Answering the Call of the Wild: With the First Two-Year Program of Its Kind, Southwest Texas Junior College Is Introducing Students to the Field of Wildlife Management
As the first cool front of the year arrived in the brush country of South Texas, a young college student ensconced in an elevated deer blind was living his dream. With the sudden drop in temperature, a surge in deer activity occurred as the older,...
Developing a New Wetland Habitat
AT OHIO'S MIAMI VALLEY CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER, STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE FINDING WAYS BOTH LARGE AND SMALL TO HELP PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT.When students and staff from the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) in clayton, Ohio, teamed up with...
Developing a New Wetland Habitat: At Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Students and Staff Are Finding Ways Both Large and Small to Help Preserve the Environment
When students and staff from the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) in Clayton, Ohio, teamed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Soil and Water Conservation District in southwest...
Essential Scheduling Practices for High-Performing Schools with Career academies/SLCs
The existence of the achievement gap and the number of disengaged students in today's high schools have alerted education professionals that traditional models of scheduling are falling short in meeting student needs. Upon entering ninth grade, students...
Exciting Entrepreneurship Education
Entrepreneurship education programs have become a popular way for schools to introduce the world of business to students, and equip them with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for success.Today, school mission statements are often typified...
Exciting Entrepreneurship Education: Entrepreneurship Education Programs Have Become a Popular Way for Schools to Introduce the World of Business to Students, and Equip Them with the Essential Knowledge and Skills Necessary for Success
Today, school mission statements are often typified as a partnership of businesses and the community with the goal of preparing students for successful and rewarding careers. These collaborative associations serve the mutual needs of successful educators,...
From Career Center to City Hall
With the building blocks provided by the Polaris Career Center, Michael Ciaravino has constructed a very successful career and become a leader of his community.In 1979, Michael Ciaravino entered the carpentry program at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg...
From Career Center to City Hall: With the Building Blocks Provided by the Polaris Career Center, Michael Ciaravino Has Constructed a Very Successful Career and Become a Leader of His Community
In 1979, Michael Ciaravino entered the carpentry program at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, a suburb southwest of Cleveland. At the time, Ciaravino was a junior at Midpark High School, one of seven local high schools Polaris serves....
Joliet Junior College
The veterinary medical technology program at Joliet Junior College began in 1999. Its development was driven by the demand from local veterinarians, and its success is evident in its 2002 designation as a "Promising Postsecondary Program" by the National...
Joliet Junior College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTThe veterinary medical technology program at Joliet Junior College began in 1999. Its development was driven by the demand from local veterinarians, and its success is evident in its 2002 designation as a "Promising Postsecondary Program"...
Kind Words and Miscues
I teach foundations of education courses to prospective K-12 teachers at Lane Community College. Last spring, on the last day of class, I asked students to come to class with stories to tell about teaching and learning--formally composed stories that...
Lake Julia Stewardship Project
Now in its fifth year, the Lake Julia Stewardship Project is studying and promoting the health of the 238-acre, clear-water lake situated just south of Rhinelander in Oneida County. The Lake Julia Association takes on one major project each year that...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
What's the most important lesson of all? It is the one that leads to becoming a more effective teacher, and reflection is an important component of that lesson.On the day when my teacher academy students used mirrors in my class, it was not to apply...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: What's the Most Important Lesson of All? It Is the One That Leads to Becoming a More Effective Teacher, and Reflection Is an Important Component of That Lesson
On the day when my teacher academy students used mirrors in my class, it was not to apply makeup. On that day, the mirrors were actually a welcome addition to my classroom. Why? The mirrors were used as a prop to remind my future teachers of the paramount...
News Clips
"Board Leans Toward Keeping Vocational Center Open"-St. Petersburg Times, March 3, 2006Following a strong lobbying effort by supporters of the Seminole Vocational Education Center, which serves about 650 students in grades nine through 12, the majority...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTNew Compact Spool GunThe Lincoln Electric company has introduced a new compact spool gun solution for its Power MIG 255C and Power MIG 350MP wire feeder/welder systems. The lightweight Magnum 250LX Spool Gun is rated at 280 amps/60 percent duty...
Protecting against Disaster
Threats ranging from theft to viruses are lurking out there, but there are steps you can take to prevent unexpected events from destroying all of your data and all of your hard work.Every spring, we take the graduate students in my department on an outing...
Protecting against Disaster: Threats Ranging from Theft to Viruses Are Lurking out There, but There Are Steps You Can Take to Prevent Unexpected Events from Destroying All of Your Data and All of Your Hard Work
Every spring, we take the graduate students in my department on an outing as a team-building activity. In May 2002, it was a 17-mile mountain bike excursion. The plan was to drive with four vehicles to a park in Damascus, Virginia. We were to leave...
Schools Celebrate a Successful CTE Week
ACTE would like to thank everyone who celebrated CTE Week 2006. The Association has already received wonderful feedback from schools around the country that celebrated this annual event. From fundraisers and career fairs to articles written in local...
Schools Celebrate a Successful CTE Week
ACTE would like to thank everyone who celebrated CTE Week 2006. The Association has already received wonderful feedback from schools around the country that celebrated this annual event. From fundraisers and career fairs to articles written in local...
Students Explain the Value of CTE
The winners of the Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest respond to the question, "How would you explain the value of career and technical education to a new student?"Secondary Winning EssayBy Meicheng ShiFifteen pairs of eyes stared at me, dissecting my...
Students Explain the Value of CTE: The Winners of the Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay. Contest Respond to the Question, "How Would You Explain the Value of Career and Technical Education to a New Student?"
Secondary Winning Essay By Meicheng Shi Fifteen pairs of eyes stared at me, dissecting my appearance and forming first impressions. Despite the nervousness tingling in my stomach, I adjusted my hair and tried to smile. "Here is our new summer...
The Curse of Bad Language
Just how bad has the problem of cursing become in our schools? Bad enough apparently that officials in Hartford, Connecticut, unveiled a new plan under which high school students in the district could be subject to $103 fines for using profanity on...
The Curse of Bad Language
Just how bad has the problem of cursing become in our schools? Bad enough apparently that officials in Hartford, Connecticut, unveiled a new plan under which high school students in the district could be subject to $103 fines for using profanity on school...
The Single Point of Contact
A health care school-to-career learning model in Michigan is providing health internships for high school students as well as addressing the need for health care workers.The shortage of health care workers is a growing, complex workforce issue. In Kent...
The Single Point of Contact: A Health Care School-to-Career Learning Model in Michigan Is Providing Health Internships for High School Students as Well as Addressing the Need for Health Care Workers
The shortage of health care workers is a growing, complex workforce issue. In Kent County, Michigan, however, professionals in health care, along with K-12 and postsecondary education institutions providing health care training, have established a...
Veterinary Technician
Job Description Veterinary technicians and technologists assist veterinarians in providing care in the same way nurses assist physicians. They perform duties in the laboratory, clinical procedures and assist veterinarians in a variety of tests....
Veterinary Technician
Job DescriptionVeterinary technicians and technologists assist veterinarians in providing care in the same way nurses assist physicians. They perform duties in the laboratory, clinical procedures and assist veterinarians in a variety of tests. They often...
What If Perkins Disappeared?
How much is $1.3 billion? To put it in perspective, if you laid 1.3 billion one-dollar bills end to end, it would circle the globe more than five times. No matter how you look at it, $1.3 billion is a lot of money. Unfortunately for career and technical...
Working to Save
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."--Old Native American Proverb Spring has arrived, and with it comes a sense of rebirth, renewal and a heightened sense of the world around us. It's nearly impossible...