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. 85, No. 1, January

2009 Annual Report to Members
Re-EnergizedPresident's MessageLast year in the ACTE annual report, then-president Bryan Albrecht talked extensively about change and wrote, "There is no doubt that 2008 was full of change; and I am willing to wager that 2009 will see more of the same."I...
A CTE Legacy Built on Chocolate: Milton Hershey School's 100 Years
MHS PROVIDES EVERYTHING FOR CHILDREN FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS-A TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION, RECREATION, FOOD, HOUSING, CLOTHING AND MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE-ALL FREE OF CHARGE.ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, CHOCOLATE MAGNATE MILTON S. HERSHEY AND HIS WIFE CATHERINE...
A CTE Legacy Built on Chocolate: Milton Hershey School's 100 Years: MHS Provides Everything for Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds-A Top-Notch Education, Recreation, Food, Housing, Clothing and Medical and Dental Care-All Free of Charge
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, CHOCOLATE MAGNATE MILTON S. HERSHEY AND HIS WIFE CATHERINE signed the deed of trust creating the Hershey Industrial School in the heart of their Pennsylvania farming community. They had no children of...
Acte Online Resources
Forum Moderator ProfileCindy Kemp, Ph.D., moderator of the Balancing Work and Home forum, is an adjunct professor of teacher education at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Kemp has served as career and technical education coordinator for McKinney Independent...
Addressing Teacher Retention and Quality
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS HIGHLIGHTED TEACHER RECRUITMENT as a top priority for improving K-12 education. In October, during his speech from Columbia Teachers College, Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted the impending exodus of hundreds of thousands...
A New Year, a New Beginning
JANUARY IS TRADITIONALLY THE TIME WHEN WE ALL MAKE RESOLUTIONS to change or improve something. It is in our nature to continually seek out ways to move forward. Resolutions look to the future and seek positive outcomes. As educators we understand the...
An Interview with John Ratzenberger
John Ratzenberger, star of "Cheers," talks with ACTE about career and technical education (CTE) and his Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs program?ACTE: What is the purpose of Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs?JR: The purpose of Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs...
An Interview with John Ratzenberger: John Ratzenberger, Star of "Cheers," Talks with ACTE about Career and Technical Education (CTE) and His Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Program?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ACTE: What is the purpose of Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs? JR: The purpose of Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs is twofold. It's to reintroduce to children the joys of tinkering and actually making something with their own...
A Snapshot of States' Teacher Education and Training Programs
States are doing much to bolster teacher education, training and professional development in recognition that challenges exist in the sustenance of a pipeline of qualified educators in all areas, including career and technical education (CTE). A recent...
Fostering Community Involvement
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] INFORMING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT YOUR SCHOOL may be a great way to foster community involvement and support for programming. At the Smyth Career and Technology Center (SCTC) in Marion, Virginia,...
Increasing the Minority CTE Teacher Pipeline
A great deal of attention has been given to the need for more minority teachers. This issue deserves serious consideration as the K-12 minority student population increases and the number of minority teachers does not. Minority students are usually...
POS: Observations on Process and Structure
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PROGRAMS OF STUDY (POS), INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 2006 PERKINS IV LEGISLATION, are now required for states receiving Perkins funding. The operational definition of POS defined by the Office of Vocational and Adult...
Re-Energized: President Message
Last year in the ACTE annual report, then-president Bryan Albrecht talked extensively about change and wrote, "There is no doubt that 2008 was full of change; and I am willing to wager that 2009 will see more of the same." I don't think even he...
School Spotlight
SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE EARLY 1960s, GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE HAS GROWN from a small institution to a four-campus system with more than 14,000 academic students and more than 28,000 continuing education students. Greenville Tech offers...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Greenville Technical College
SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE EARLY 1960s, GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE HAS GROWN from a small institution to a four-campus system with more than 14,000 academic students and more than 28,000 continuing education students. Greenville Tech offers more...
Strategic Planning for Educational Excellence
STRATEGIC PLANNING IS ESSENTIALLY A PROCESS that enables an organization or unit within an organization to chart where it is going over the next three to five years, how it is going to get there, and how to know if it, in fact, got there. When Associate...
Surveyor
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SURVEYORS MEASURE AND MAP THE WORLD'S TERRAIN, establishing official land, airspace and water boundaries. They measure and analyze angles and distances between property corners and physical features on a piece of land, and...
Surveyor
SURVEYORS MEASURE AND MAP THE WORLD'S TCRRAIN, establishing official land, airspace and water boundaries. They measure and analyze angles and distances between property corners and physical features on a piece of land, and write descriptions of land...
Teacher Preparation at Jacksonville State University
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) at Jacksonville State University (JSU) located in Jacksonville, Alabama, is to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of professions, including...
Teacher Recognition: An Exercise in Authentic Professional Development
Teacher evaluation can bring about feelings of angst for the teacher being evaluated as well as the administrator conducting it. The reason for these feelings may be fear of failure on the part of the teacher and fear of expertise in the skill of evaluation...
Traditional or Alternative: Finding New Teachers along Different Pathways
A number of factors have made finding qualified educators a challenge. A September 2009 National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) brief, "Alternative Certification Programs: Meeting the Demand for Effective Teachers," noted that growing school enrollment,...
Traditional or Alternative-Finding New Teachers along Different Pathways
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A number of factors have made finding qualified educators a challenge. A September 2009 National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) brief, "Alternative Certification Programs: Meeting the Demand for Effective Teachers," noted...
Vet Tech Field Beckons, Even in an Uncertain Economy
THE OLD LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND CERTAINLY COMES INTO PLAY WHEN IT COMES TO VET TECH, AND THE REASON THAT DEMAND IS SO HIGH FOR VETERINARY TECHNOLOGISTS IS BECAUSE PET OWNERS ARE DEMANDING EVER MORE SOPHISTICATED MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENTS FOR THEIR...
Vet Tech Field Beckons, Even in an Uncertain Economy: The Old Law of Supply and Demand Certainly Comes into Play When It Comes to Vet Tech, and the Reason That Demand Is So High for Veterinary Technologists Is Because Pet Owners Are Demanding Ever More Sophisticated Medical Care and Treatments for Their Pets
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IN A TIME OF RISING UNEMPLOYMENT AND INCREASING ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, some fields still beckon with promises of continued growth, bright futures and handsome paychecks. And one of the most promising of all is the field of...