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. 79, No. 8, November/December

A Message from the U.S. Secretary of Labor
An Opinion Piece by Elaine L. ChaoThrough history, the genius of the American economy has been its ability to nurture new ideas to make them bear the fruit of jobs and prosperity. In this generation, as in the past, entrepreneurs and innovators are drawing...
A Spotlight on State Advocacy Efforts
Connecting with policymakers is an important aspect of raising awareness about the value of career and technical education (CTE). Each state faces unique challenges when advocating to promote their programs. South Carolina, Georgia and Nebraska have...
Be Bold ... Be Enrollment Rich
Marketing specialist Mark Perna returns this month with more advice on marketing your school and its programs in your community.How do you maximize enrollment? Is it tied to a single marketing event, or is it the culmination of various campaigns? The...
Capitol View
Please Share Your "Real World" Examples of Effective AdvocacyYou've read in this space before about the importance of connecting with your elected officials and showcasing your local programs to policymakers. ACTE's Public Policy Department is planning...
Concern That Technological Literacy Is Being Narrowly Interpreted
FUTURE FOCUSThere is little evidence that high-tech classrooms have done anything to improve student achievement, and instead may be hurting and undermining children's real technological literacy, according to a new report. The Alliance for Childhood,...
Counseling Trends Survey
According to data from a survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), there is a "statistically significant correlation indicating that support for counselors (specifically, cost coverage for professional development)...
Lifelong Learning Key to This Administrator's Success
A self-described union carpenter, John Gaal has been an educator and administrator during a career that has spanned more than two decades. Gaal, director of training and workforce development, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, Missouri,...
Localization: A Career for the New Millennium
Founded in 2000, the Localization Generalist Certificate Program at Austin Community College (ACC) was the recipient of the 2004 ClientSide Excellence Award in the category of Localization Educational Services. It is the only community college program...
Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions
Trade and Industrial Education Division ReportTrade and industrial education prepares people for careers in a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems;...
Meeting the Challenges of Urban Education
No one can deny that today's urban schools are facing an uphill battle. These schools confront a number of challenges that their rural, and even suburban, counterparts do not. Problems include over-crowded classrooms, dilapidated facilities, lack of...
Oracle Academy: Four Success Stories Model the Competitive Edge of CTE
"Vocational Education's" transformation to "Career and Technical Education" (CTE) is clearly underway as evidenced by the increased number of advanced topics and knowledge depth being taught in courses today. Technology advances across all industry sectors...
President's Perspective
"That which does not kill us only serves to make us stronger." Country and western music recording artist George Strait used these words in the lyrics of his hit song, "Go On." I do not know the author of the words, but they describe the situation that...
Recognition of Excellence Awards Presented at Workforce Innovations 2004
At the Workforce Innovations 2004 Conference held in August in San Antonio, Texas, the U.S. Department of Labor presented the first Recognition of Excellence Awards. The awards, which were presented by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and...
Sharing the Gift of Literacy
How to Get Your Students Hooked on BooksAfter her article in the September issue of Techniques was published, Dauna Easley heard from a number of teachers who thanked her for the advice it provided. One part of the story that drew particular interest...
The Bristol Tech Prep Consortium's Women in Technology Program
The Tech Prep Consortium at Bristol Community College is at the forefront of collaborative education initiatives with its development and implementation of the Women in Technology (WIT) ProjectBased Learning Program in High Tech Manufacturing.A Special...
The Highly Qualified Teacher under NCLB
When President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) into law in January 2002, it was generally described as the most sweeping national education reform that had been enacted in decades. Amending the Elementary and Secondary Education...
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards
Now in its 13th year and one of the world's largest K-12 student science competitions, the ExploraVision program continues to grow in popularity with both students and teachers. The competition allows students to stretch their imaginations, but it also...
What's New
UQUIPMENTOrganization SolutionsLocker Boss magnetically suspends to utilize the upper three sides of unusable space in a locker while allowing easy access to other items in the locker. Computer Pocket attaches with Velcro to the side of a computer tower...
Works for Rural Communities
In Oklahoma, the state's CareerTech system is helping to provide resources and expertise to preserve the quality of life in rural communities.Leland Harris believes there is a great deal to be proud of in Covington, Okla., population 550. Situated just...