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. 5, May

Assessing Students' Technical Skill Attainment
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is working to comply with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins) to ensure that its graduates have mastered the technical skills needed by business and industry....
CTE Day at Kennywood Park
KENNYWOOD, AN AMUSEMENT PARK IN WEST MIFFLIN, Pennsylvania, has long offered Education Days within the park. Education Days, traditionally occurring when the park is closed to the general public, offer programs in physics, communications and even science...
CTE Month: ACTE and Schools Celebrate the Value of CTE
THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) and Career and Technical Student Organizations DECA and FCCLA toured career and technical education (CTE) programs and academies at Falls Church High School in Arlington, Virginia, in February....
Delaware Technical and Community College
DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (DTCC) offers academic, technical, continuing education, corporate and community training opportunities in more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. Although it is the only community...
Delaware Technical and Community College
DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (DTCC) offers academic, technical, continuing education, corporate and community training opportunities in more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. Although it is the only community college...
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHERS USE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT to direct high-frequency sound waves into a patient's body. The equipment collects reflected echoes and forms an image. During the exam, the sonographer must analyze the information on the screen...
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHERS USE SPECIAUZED EQUIPMENT to direct high-frequency sound waves into a patient's body. The equipment collects reflected echoes and forms an image. During the exam, the sonographer must analyze the information on the screen...
E-Connect
ONLINE LEARNING AND THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM ARE PLAYING A KEY ROLE in education and will continue to do so. Technological tools connect students and teachers across the divide while presenting new challenges. Use the following resources to keep up with...
E-Connect
ONLINE LEARNING AND THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM ARE PLAYING A KEY ROLE in education and will continue to do so. Technological tools connect students and teachers across the divide while presenting new challenges. Use the following resources to keep up with...
Encourage Your Member of Congress to Be a Hands-On CTE Champion
THERE IS A LOT OF DISCUSSION IN WASHINGTON these days about what it will take to get all students prepared for the jobs of the 21st century. A large part of the conversation centers on the need to provide instruction that better meets the individualized...
Including Special Needs Students in Ag Ed
AS REPORTED IN APRIL, A 2008-2009 DOCTORAL DISSSERTATION research study of secondary agricultural education teachers was conducted in Washington, Texas, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and Delaware to determine how often the educators in the study sample...
Learning Traits in Postsecondary CTE: A Discussion on Classroom and Career
Having served several years in a rapidly growing field, a tradesman enters the postsecondary classroom for the first time as an instructor. He thinks with confidence, "I know my trade inside and out." But how well can you share it? Down the hall,...
NPS Draws CTE Educators from around the Country
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATORS DESCENDED ON ARLINGTON, Virginia, for the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) National Policy Seminar (NPS), March 8--10. The event provided career and technical education (CTE) professionals with...
NPS Draws CTE Educators from around the Country
NPS PROVIDED CTE PROFESSIONALS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP ABREAST OF DEVELOPMENTS ON CAPITOL HILL WITH PRESENTATIONS FROM KEYNOTE PRESENTERS SUCH AS OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION CHIEF BRENDA DANN-MESSIER, AND THE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...
Practical Literacy Matters: Teacher Confidence Is Key
LITERACY IS CLEARLY IMPORTANT TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL education (CTE) teachers, who strive to integrate these core academic and cognitive skills and knowledge into their classrooms. There is little question that we need to continually address literacy...
Practical Literacy Matters: Teacher Confidence Is Key
THERE IS LITTLE QUESTION THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUALLY ADDRESS LITERACY WITHIN CTE. RATHER, THE ISSUE FOR MANY CTE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS BECOMES HOW TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT LITERACY STRATEGIES IN THE CLASSROOM FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT.LITERACY IS CLEARLY...
Preparing a Skilled Workforce
IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THE THEME OF THIS MONTH'S ISSUE of Techniques is focused on preparing the workforce. The need for a knowledgeable and prepared workforce headlines the majority of discussions taking place at the national and state policy levels....
Preparing Workers for Successful Careers
If there is any doubt that career and technical education (CTE) has an important role to play in preparing our nation's future workforce, consider these statistics from the 2010-2011 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the U.S. Bureau of...
Productivity, Social Networks and Net Communities in the Workplace
The 21st century workplace is being shaped by ever-changing technological innovations, shilling demographic patterns, globalization and power shifts, in addition to different economic players such as policymakers, employers, education and training...
Reading Frameworks in CTE: Pilot Study Findings
IMPROVING COMPREHENSION SKILLS IS VITAL TO BUILDING COGNITIVE SKILLS. Reading and literacy skills enable youth to gather information and create knowledge from various sources, and then to consider solutions to problems in and about their lives from...
Reading Frameworks in CTE: Pilot Study Findings
BY IMPLEMENTING DISCIPUNARY READING STRATEGIES IN THE CAREERANDTECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) CURRICULUM, TEACHERS ENABLE ALL YOUTH WITH THE REQUISITE SKILLS TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL, CAREERS AND DAILY LIFE.IMPROVING COMPREHENSION SKILLS IS VITAL TO BUILDING...
Surgical Tech Careers in High Demand
The East .Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) prides itself on responding to industry demand when it considers adding new programs or adapting, existing programs. That's why the joint technological education district in Mesa. Arizona, added a surgical...
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Focus on Education
ACTE: Tell us about the Earn and Learn working group that met recently in D.C. Who is represented in the working group and what did the group address? MDM: That. conversation was really about engaging the corporate community in the completion agenda....
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Focus on Education
Mark David Milliron serves as the deputy director for postsecondary improvement at the foundation. He speaks with ACTE about the foundation's education initiatives, including Earn and Learn, and the role career and technical education can play in improving...
The Promise of Middle Skill Occupations
"High-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations" is the rhetoric most often employed when describing the aim of workforce development, not only for Perkins-funded programs, but also for many high school reform efforts. The assumption is that all other...
The Promise of Middle-Skill Occupations
High-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations" is the rhetoric most often employed when describing the aim of workforce development, not only for Perkins-funded programs, but also for many high school reform efforts. The assumption is that all other...
Total CTE Program Model Makes CTE the Answer
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF EDUCATION IN THE EYES OF PARENTS? Most would say, "The best education possible for my child." What is the goal of education in the eyes of business and community members? Most would say, "To make children valuable contributors...
Worker Contentment: Facing the Realities of Today's Workplace
Is it possible for graduating students to have a traditional career in the new millennium? How should they prepare for their careers when workers are being forced to take jobs they don't really want, and stay longer in jobs they don't really like just...