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. 86, No. 5, May

ACTE Leaders Wanted!
The nomination process for ACTE's Board of Directors is now open! Elections for the following positions will be held in November and December 2011: * President-Elect: Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2012, followed by one year as president...
ACTE Leaders Wanted!
The nomination process for ACTE's Board of Directors is now open! Elections for the following positions will be held in November and December 2011:* President-Elect: Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2012, followed by one year as president and...
ACTE Provides Leadership
ACTE IS ABOUT LEADERSHIP. Our focus for the past 85 years has been, and will continue to be, to position career and technical education (CTE) as a leading driver of economic growth and individual success. While the ways in which we have implemented...
An Interview with Nick Pinchuk, Recipient of CTE Foundation Award
BA: Please start out by sharing with us a little bit about why Snap-on's investment in education is so important to you? NP: Snap-on's investment in education is important for two reasons. One is that our company is aliened with the results that...
Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow Today
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." Those words from one of our founding fathers, John Quincy Adams, could perfectly describe the advisers and students of our Career and Technical Student...
E-Connect
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EXPERIENCES AND SOFT SKILLS that help develop students into leaders. The following resources provide news and tips for student leaders and their advisers as they navigate the joys and challenges...
E-Connect
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EXPERIENCES AND SOFT SKILLS that help develop students into leaders. The following resources provide news and tips for student leaders and their advisers as they navigate the joys and challenges...
Educators Flock to NPS Amidst Concerns about Budget Cuts
AT TIME OF INTENSE POLITICKING ON Capitol Hills as legislators work feverishly to cut federal spending, and amidst more threats to slash Perkins funding, career and technical education (CTE) professionals from around the country converged on Washington,...
Engage Online with Acte
* Seen on the Blog"... The small amount of research funding to the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education through the Office of Vocational and Adult Education is not enough to do high-quality, large-scale rigorous studies of career...
Engage Online with ACTE
* Seen on the Blog "... The small amount of research funding to the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education through the Office of Vocational and Adult Education is not enough to do high-quality, large-scale rigorous studies of...
Industry-Engaged: Leadership Development for CTE Programs
Since October 2008, Western Carolina University's Kimmel School departments of Construction Management and Engineering and Technology have been in communication with education administrations, industry organizations, national and local contractors,...
INDUSTRY-ENGAGED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT for CTE Programs
Since October 2008, Western Carolina University's Kimmel School departments of Construction Management and Engineering and Technology have been in communication with education administrations, industry organizations, national and local contractors, and...
Influence and Impacts: Do You Know Yours?
At the national conferences for the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)and National Association of Agricultural Educators held in Las Vegas. Nevada, last December I asked a room of potential association leaders if they had ever thought...
Leading the Charge for Change
No conversation about student leadership would be complete without a closer look at the population of students who sit in our classrooms today, their traits and hopes for the future, to determine what kind of leaders they are likely to make. They are...
Learning That's "Just Good Enough," Isn't
Six Sigma. When I first heard this term, I knew it wasn't the name of a sorority. I figured it was math related and remembered it in connection with manufacturing. I recalled hearing about yellow, green and black belt projects. A few years ago. I attended...
Lorain County Community College
LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (LCCC) IN ELYRIA, OHIO, is one of Ohio's fastest-growing community colleges and the only community college in the state that offers a University Partnership, which enables students to earn bachelors' and masters' degrees...
Lorain County Community College
LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (LCCC) IN ELYRIA, OHIO, is one of Ohio's fastest-growing community colleges and the only community college in the state that offers a University Partnership, which enables students to earn bachelors' and masters' degrees...
Making Assessing CTE Programs Meaningful
THE WORD "ASSESSMENT" USUALLY GIVES PEOPLE the chills. We assess our students with formative and summative assessments, and we assess our performance on our annual evaluations. As a requirement of grants we must assess our career and technical education...
Millennials: Leading the Charge for Change
No conversation about student leadership would be complete without a closer look at the population of students who sit in our classrooms today, their traits and hopes for the future, to determine what kind of leaders they are likely to make. They are...
Qualities That Exemplify Student Leadership
Literature about leadership is abundant--and yet a concise understanding of what leadership entails remains elusive. As with most aspects of highly effective people, effective leadership begins with the individual. Until a person is self actualized,...
Teaching Internet Security, Safety in Our Classrooms
THERE IS A MISCONCEPTION: "KIDS KNOW MORE than We Do About the Internet." Do teens know more than their parents and teachers about how to use the Internet? Teens may be more familiar with the latest blog or social networking" site; however, with 56...
The End of the School Year - A Time for Reflection
WHEN YOUR STUDENTS HEAR THE WORD REFLECTION, they may first think of what a vampire doesn't see when he looks in the mirror; but what they should know is that it can be a very valuable tool that will serve them well throughout their lives. Derived from...
The End of the School Year-A Time for Reflection
WHEN YOUR STUDENTS HEAR THE WORD REFLECTION, they may first think of what a vampire doesn't see when he looks in the mirror; but what they should know is that it can be a very valuable tool that will serve them well throughout their lives. Derived...
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IN 1975, THE EDUCATION FOR ALL HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ACT was authorized to support states and localities in protecting the rights of, and meeting the individual needs of, infants, toddlers, children and youth. Today the law exists as the Individuals...
Using Agriculture to Make a Difference
Growing up in Philadelphia, Jenna Moser always wanted to be like her dad, who was a member of FFA and grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She look a big step in emulating her father when she enrolled at the W. B. Saul High School or Agricultural...
Veterinary Science Students, Center Changing a Reservation
KAYENTA IS A RURAL COMMUNITY LOCATED in northeastern Arizona on a Navajo reservation. On the reservation, many families rely on their livestock for income, and as a result, many reservation high school students show a great interest in agricultural...
Welder
WELDERS ENGAGE IN A PROCESS THAT PERMANENTLY JOINS METAL PARTS together by applying heat to the pieces of metal, melting them and fusing them to form a bond. The most common process is gas metal are welding (GMAW), but gas tungsten arc welding and...
Welder
WELDERS ENGAGE IN A PROCESS THAT PERMANENTLY JOINS METAL PARTS together by applying heat to the pieces of metal, melting them and fusing them to form a bond. The most common process is gas metal arc welding (GMAW), but gas tungsten arc welding and shielded...