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. 72, No. 5, May

AVA Board Explores Membership Issues, Services
At its March meeting in Washington, D.C., the AVA Board of Directors took several actions of great importance to AVA members. The Board approved a proposal to update the requirements for members of AVA who have retiredunder a bylaws amendment that will...
Be Patient and Keep Up the Good Work
Several times this year have written in this column that Congress is preparing to reauthorize federal vocational education programs. This month I'm going to mention it again, which may raise the question in your mind: Just when is Congress going to get...
Careers Can Be Elementary
Educators aren't unanimous about much. But ask almost any elementary school teacher, counselor or principal what his or her students want to do when they grow up, and the response is immediate and completely predictable. "They all think they're going...
Choosing Success in a California STW Program
School-to-work programs can be custom-tailored to meet the needs of any population while still implementing an engaging and rigorous curriculum. Ella Jean Morgan, the only female diving instructor at the College of Oceaneering in Long Beach, California,...
Employers Want Basic and Technical Skills, Says General Motors CEO
In a separate meeting with more than 20 members of AVA's School-to-Work Partners coalition and Board of Directors during the National Policy Seminar, John F. "Jack" Smith Jr., president and chief executive officer of General Motors, also talked about...
How to Work with High-Tech Business
Too often educators seek business-education partnerships by asking for money or free equipment. This approach might result in a modest donation, but it probably will not result in a long-term partnership. Most high-tech businesses want to help schools,...
McNeil Introduces Administration's Bill
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Adult and Vocational Education Trish McNeil presented her office's 1998 budget request to the education, labor and human services subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee recently, saying she hopes to have a vocational...
Reading, Dancing and Learning
The end of the school year is a time of reflection for educators-and of looking forward to more personal time during the summer. In that spirit, here are some ideas for your summer reading list. I think you'll agree that the authors have provided some...
Senators Demand Business Input
Several senators praised one-stop job information centers and said they will try to merge some of the 163 federal job training programs in a hearing of the Subcommittee on Employment and Training. The committee heard from Acting Assistant U.S. Labor...
Skills Training Research
This article discusses the results of a study entitled, "The Impact of Vocational Education Programs on Labor Market Outcomes for High School Students." New job opportunities in the New England states have resulted in fundamental change in the region's...
Strategic Plan: Goals 6 and 7
Goal 6: Develop leaders for workforce education and for the association. Goal 7: Expand the professional association to be more broadly representative and supportive of workforce education. These final two goals from AVA's strategic plan are presented...
What Do Employers Want?
It's no secret that many employers are dissatisfied with the Quality of the labor pool. What are the skills and abilities employers are looking for in their employees, and that they feel many of today's workers lack? How important are employability,...