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. 80, No. 5, May

2005-2006 Election Results
President-ElectRobert Scarborough has been elected to serve as president-elect of ACTE for 2005-2006. Scarborough is the director of external operations of the Adult Workforce Development Division at the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career...
A Checkup ON CAREERS IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY
Health technicians help form the backbone of the healthcare industry, but they need a variety of skills to help provide the best care for patients and the best assistance to doctors and physicians.Surgical technicians have to be able to carefully prepare...
A Checkup on Careers in Health Technology: Janet Milligan Instructs Students Brittany Miller and Jenna Fountain as Part of the Surgical Technology Program at the College of Southern Idaho
Health technicians help form the backbone of the healthcare industry, but they need a variety of skills to help provide the best care for patients and the best assistance to doctors and physicians. Surgical technicians have to be able to carefully...
Agricultural Education Division Report
Setting the Record Straight About Agricultural Education In the old-time western movies, it was common for a group of cowboys (or Indians) to be riding single file through a narrow canyon. The opposition cowboys (or Indians) would sneak up and ambush...
A New Beginning
Dauna Easley, author of Teachers Touch Eternity, shares her end-of-the-school-year thoughts.Fast approaching is one of the most satisfying times of the year for a teacher. Within the next few weeks, we will watch proudly as our seniors graduate. We'll...
A New Beginning: Dauna Easley, Author of Teachers Touch Eternity, Shares Her End-of-the-School-Year Thoughts
Fast approaching is one of the most satisfying times of the year for a teacher. Within the next few weeks, we will watch proudly as our seniors graduate. We'll witness that meaningful moment when all of our efforts on their behalf come to a positive...
Building Career Tech Programs into Career Academies
In Manatee County, Florida, not only did they build career tech programs into career academies, but they also developed an evaluation process to ensure these career academies were credible.Educators in Manatee County, FIa., are serious about establishing...
Building Career Tech Programs into Career Academies: In Manatee County, Florida, Not Only Did They Build Career Tech Programs into Career Academies, but They Also Developed an Evaluation Process to Ensure These Career Academies Were Credible
Educators in Manatee County, Fla., are serious about establishing small learning communities within their high schools. In Manatee, career and technical education (CTE) is at the forefront of this movement. Key figures are Doug Warner, director for...
Building Interest in Nursing Careers
In Austin, Texas, efforts are being made to promote nursing as a career, and those efforts involve a special partnership of education and health care organizations."Nurses combine the art of caring with the science of health care."That's how the American...
Building Interest in Nursing Careers: In Austin, Texas, Efforts Are Being Made to Promote Nursing as a Career, and Those Efforts Involve a Special Partnership of Education and Health Care Organizations
"Nurses combine the art of caring with the science of health care." That's how the American Nurses Association (ANA) describes the essence of nursing, but in recent years concern has been growing about a shortage of trained professionals in the...
Calendar
JUNE8-11The Agriculture in the Classroom National Conference of 2005, the Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, lnd., will RACE to INDY with a theme of "Realizing Agriculture Connects with Education." For more information, visit www.agclassroom.org.19-24The...
CAPITOL VIEW: Compromise and the Conference Committee
There is a quote about the legislative process attributed to Otto von Bismarck that goes something like, "Laws are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made."That being the case, all the legal ingredients ground up by the House and Senate...
Compromise and the Conference Committee
There is a quote about the legislative process attributed to Otto von Bismarck that goes something like, "Laws are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made." That being the case, all the legal ingredients ground up by the House and...
Executive Directions
The end of the school year brings to mind thoughts of beginnings, endings and transitions. This is a good time to look back at the last year and celebrate the many successes we have experienced. This is also an important time to look toward the future...
Francis Tuttle's Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician Program
The Francis Tuttle name has long been associated with career and technical education. As director of Oklahoma's State Department of Vocational and Technical Education for almost two decades, Dr. Tuttle pioneered the way for career and technical education...
Freshman Seminar for Allied Health: A Team Approach
The first-year experience for undergraduate students has been a subject of concern to universities across the United States. At the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, Dean Elizabeth King and a college task force consisting of faculty, staff and a student,...
Getting Careers in Gear at Parkland College
Parkland College continues to move ahead with an innovative and diversified curriculum while laying valuable groundwork for future success in the neighboring high school classrooms by providing the option of dual credit programs.In 1963, the boards of...
Getting Careers in Gear at Parkland College: Parkland College Continues to Move Ahead with an Innovative and Diversified Curriculum While Laying Valuable Groundwork for Future Success in the Neighboring High School Classrooms by Providing the Option of Dual Credit Programs
In 1963, the boards of education for both the cities of Champaign and Urbana, Illinois, began discussing the development of a technical institute. Educators and community leaders came together to form the East Central Illinois Steering Committee that...
Partnership Makes Free Computers Available for Persons with Disabilities
As part of the AMBUCS Sooner Chapter's ASK project (AMBUCS Share-for-Life Komputers), AMBUCS and Oklahoma's Francis Tuttle Technology Center are partnering on a community project that makes free computers available to persons with disabilities. ...
Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Positive Perkins Reauthorization Bill
On February 1, 2005, the Senate re-introduced its version of legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. The bill, S. 250, was titled the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement...
Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Positive Perkins Reauthorization Bill
On February 1, 2005, the Senate re-introduced its version of legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. The bill, S. 250, was titled the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act...
Technology Education Division Report
What is the Shape of Things to Come?I'd like to once again thank each one of you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you and our great profession. As my term comes to a close, know that your ongoing efforts, commitment and leadership made a difference...
The Construction Education Program (CEP) in Oklahoma Is the Result of the Construction Industry and Educators Coming Together to Try to Turn the Construction Workforce Around
The Construction Education Program (CEP) in Oklahoma is the result of the construction industry and educators coming together to try to turn the construction workforce around. The construction industry is booming in the state, as it is all across the...
The Winners Circle: The Outstanding Career and Technical Educators Who Took Top Honors at Last December's ACTE Convention Share a Dedication to Their Profession and a Commitment to the Success of Their Students
Patricia Beltram 2005 ACTE Teacher of the Year In her first year of full-time teaching at the secondary level, Patricia Beltram was also going full time to the University of Northern Arizona for her teaching certification and to Prescott College...
Update on Watchmaking and Repair the OSU-Okmulgee Program
A February Associated Press (AP) story on watchmaking and repair ran in papers that included the Tulsa World newspaper. Among the programs mentioned was the one at Minnesota's Saint Paul College that was featured in the April 2005 issue of Techniques....
Update on Watchmaking and Repair the OSU-Okmulgee Program
A February Associated Press (AP) story on watchmaking and repair ran in papers that included the Tulsa World newspaper. Among the programs mentioned was the one at Minnesota's Saint Paul College that was featured in the April 2005 issue of Techniques....
What Is the Shape of Things to Come?
I'd like to once again thank each one of you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you and our great profession. As my term comes to a close, know that your ongoing efforts, commitment and leadership made a difference and will continue to make a...
What's New
EQUIPMENTHydration PackErgodyne has released the GB5155 Hi-Vis Low-Profile Hydration Pack, its latest WorkSmart gear bag. The new hydration pack has a water capacity of two liters and is made of lime nylon for daytime visibility and reflective glass...
Wisconsin's Nursing Alignment Idea Is Catching On
Faculty and administrators from each of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges recently implemented a collaborative curriculum development project focused on alleviating the state's nursing shortage. Beginning last fall, learners could enroll in a statewide,...