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. 87, No. 1, January

2011 Annual Report to Members
2011 ANNUAL REPORT THE YEAR OF PrideAccording to the Chinese calendar, 2011 was the Year of the Rabbit. Aside from being cuddly creatures and possible FFA projects, rabbits symbolize rebirth hence their association with spring and Easter. Ironically,...
A Glimpse into a State Technical College System's POS Pathways
To the average eyes, a whiteboard full of Xs, Ys, and square root signs might stir memories, pleasant or unpleasant, of past experiences with "algebra." However, for Ken and Quintin Anderson, these letters and symbols represent the promise of a successful...
A Glimpse into a State Technical College System's POS Pathways
To the average eyes, a whiteboard full of Xs, Ys, and square root signs might stir memories, pleasant or unpleasant, of past experiences with "algebra." However, for Ken and Quintin Anderson, these letters and symbols represent the promise of a successful...
An Interview with Junior Achievement Europe
ACTE: What does your organization, Junior Achievement Europe, do? DF: Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe is Europe's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, reaching...
An Interview with Junior Achievement Europe
ACTE: What does your organization, Junior Achievement Europe, do?DF: Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe is Europe's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, reaching 3.1 million...
Association for Career and Technical Education: Statements of Financial Position June 30, 2011 and 2010
2011 ASSETS Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 304,450 Investments in marketable securities 3,253,408 Accounts receivable 275,392 Inventory...
Career-Focused Reform Policy Developing POS Via a Statewide
Career-focused education offered through programs of study (POS), career pathways and career and technical education (CTE) can provide students with opportunities to engage in career exploration and development, to establish career goals, to increase...
Celebrating CTE Month: Go Big or Stay Home!
"CONGRATULATIONS! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places. You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know...
Developing POS Via a Statewide: CAREER-FOCUSED REFORM POLICY
Career-focused education offered through programs of study (POS), career pathways and career and technical education (GTE) can provide students with opportunities to engage in career exploration and development, to establish career goals, to increase...
E-Connect
THIS MONTH'S COLUMN IS PREDICTING THE COOLEST EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS of 2012. Educators on the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) social networks provided their opinion on the tools that will change the classroom in 2012....
E-Connect
THIS MONTH'S COLUMN IS PREDICTING THE COOLEST EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS of 2012. Educators on the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) social networks provided their opinion on the tools that will change the classroom in 2012. Here...
Electronic Outreach
Electronic Outreach ACTE's Web site remains a key point of interaction with the career and technical education community. Last year, ACTE continued to improve electronic offerings and added new content and opportunities for its members. The CTE...
Engage Online with Acte
Seen on the Blog"It's always a good experience to accompany career and technical education (CTE) students to Capitol Hill due to their poise, professionalism and moving stories. However, I was more impressed than usual while accompanying the SkillsUSA...
Engage Online with ACTE
Seen on the Blog "It's always a good experience to accompany career and technical education (CTE) students to Capitol Hill due to their poise, professionalism and moving stories. However, I was more impressed than usual while accompanying the SkillsUSA...
Evolving Partnerships to Enhance Transition: Meeting POS Expectations
Finding the best way for students to learn and achieve success is of utmost importance to the State of Illinois and the nation as a whole. College and career success is critical to our national and state economy. Career and technical education (GTE)...
Graphic Designer
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS PLAN AND CREATE LAYOUTS AND DESIGNS for print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation and other visual elements. They may prepare layouts as sketches or use specialized computer software. The...
Graphic Designer
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS PLAN AND CREATE LAYOUTS AND DESIGNS for print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation and other visual elements. They may prepare layouts as sketches or use specialized computer software.The WorkplaceGraphic...
Indian Capital Technology Center
INDIAN CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER (ICTC) District No. 4 is a technical school dedicated to preparing Oklahoma's youth and adults to become world-class, successful workers. ICTC was established to serve secondary students, postsecondary students, adults...
Indian Capital Technology Center
INDIAN CAPITALTECHNOLOGY CENTER (IGTG) District No. 4 is a technical school dedicated to preparing Oklahoma's youth and adults to become world-class, successful workers. IGTG was established to serve secondary students, post secondary students, adults...
Inside ACTE
* Download Presentations from the ACTE Annual Convention If you missed the 2011 ACTE Annual Convention, or if you are interested in refreshing your memory about a session you enjoyed, you can download slides and handouts at www.acteonline.org/conventionsessionsll.aspx....
Lessons Learned from Highly Implemented Programs of Study
American businesses and industries have long identified shortages in key career and technical areas--some of these areas require two- or four-year college degrees, whereas others simply require industry certifications. Career and technical education...
One State Leader Gives His View
A few years back as I was attending the state conference, and talking to a past president on the concerns I have for CTE, I asked him why we didn't do more in-service training. He said; "If more people would get involved, it would be easier to facilitate...
Programs of Study Understanding and Implementing
What are Programs of Study (POS)? This question has been asked and answered in numerous ways since the concept was officially introduced in the 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act). POS were one of the landmark features...
Programs of Study: What "Mature" Sites Tell Us
Although career and technical education (CTE) Programs of Study (POS) were introduced in the Perkins IV legislation, neither the spirit nor the elements of POS are new in the history of CTE as a vehicle for high school reform. POS have evolved over...
Selling the Story
IF YOU HAVE EVER LISTENED TO AN ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) presentation on advocacy, you have undoubtedly heard staff say that the use of research, facts and figures are critical to getting results for your issue in today's...
Stepping Up to Leadership
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) is at the forefront of education reform and preparing skilled workers for the workplace. Congressional and business leaders are talking about jobs to re-energize the economy; leaders in CTE need to share the message...
Techniques
MANAGING EDITOR N. Susan Emeagwali/semeagwali@acteoniine.org ACTE STAFF CONTRIBUTORS Stephen DeWitt/sdewitt@acteonline.org Alisha Hyslop/ahyslop@acteonline.org Catherine Imperatore/cimperatore@acteonline.org DESIGNER Ketly Jenkins/kjenkins@acteonline.org...
The Future of CTE: Programs of Study
Education in today's world is very challenging. From concerns over the funding of career and technical education (CTE) to discussions about the achievement gap and dropout prevention, to debates about what it means to be college- and career-ready,...
The Role of School Culture in Improving Student Achievement in POS
Over the past five years, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) has sponsored five research studies of Programs of Study (POS)--including three ongoing longitudinal projects--with the goal of informing the field about...
The Year of Pride
According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 was the Year of the Rabbit. Aside from being cuddly creatures and possible FFA projects, rabbits symbolize rebirth--hence their association with spring and Easter. Ironically, I think this same symbolism holds...
Understanding and Implementing Programs of Study
What are Programs of Study (POS)? This question has been asked and answered in numerous ways since the concept was officially introduced in the 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act). POS were one of the landmark features...
Welcome to 2012!
THERE IS AN OLD SAYING, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Yes, the world around us is changing. Yet at the same time, the purpose of career and technical education (CTE) has NOT changed. CTE has always been, and continues to be....