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. 3, March

21st Century Apprenticeships: Embracing Nontraditional Partnerships and Technologies
While concerns for skill shortages within the world of trades workers have been a focal point of a variety of recent studies and reports, the reactive alarm has not been sounded in the modernized registered apprenticeship program. Registered apprenticeship...
50,000 Reasons Why Registered Apprenticeship Works!
In an economy that has experts making comparisons to the Great Depression, everyone has a stake in finding new and innovative ways to help promote job creation and provide career pathways for underemployed and unemployed workers alike. Career and technical...
50,000 Reasons: Why Registered Apprenticeship Works!
In an economy that has experts making comparisons to the Great Depression, everyone has a stake in finding new and innovative ways to help promote job creation and provide career pathways for underemployed and unemployed workers alike. Career and technical...
A Legacy of Learning
Apprenticeships are a time-honored way of passing along skills in an art, trade or craft, and many notable figures in American history began their careers as apprentices. Benjamin Franklin learned the printing trade through apprenticeship, and Paul...
An Interview with Gary Weese, ACTE's 2011 Teacher of the Year
ACTE: Tell us about being ACTE's 2011 Teacher of the Year? GW: It's awesome. I wasn't expecting to achieve such an award at this time in my life, especially in teaching. I've been involved in everything else, and I've only been teaching for 12 years....
An Interview with Gary Weese, ACTE's 2011 Teacher of the Year
ACTE: Tell us about being ACTE's 2011 Teacher of the Year?GW: It's awesome. I wasn't expecting to achieve such an award at this time in my life, especially in teaching. I've been involved in everything else, and I've only been teaching for 12 years....
Apprenticeship-Our Little Secret
Are you truly dedicated to your craft? If you were asked to refrain from most vices, avoid getting married, and to work for little or no compensation in exchange for learning a craft--would you be willing to commit? In the early 1800s these were the...
Congratulations to the Schools That Achieved 100!
ACTE wants to congratulate all of the schools that won our Achieve 100 Award. All of these schools have 100 percent ACTE membership for the 2010-2011 school year!* Autry Technology Center* Avondale High School* Baldwin High School* Canadian Valley Technology...
Crosswalks and Quality: Linking Math Language and CTE Standards
WE ALL USE MATH EVERY DAY IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (GTE) areas, in academic areas and in our lives outside of school. Yet recent research done by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE, 2006) found that the math skills...
CTE and 21st Century Skills in College and Career Readiness
THE CONCEPTS OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS have become central to conversations about education reform efforts on the local, state and national levels. In October 2010, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the National Association...
E-Connect
THESE FREE TOOLS ARE NOT AS WELL KNOWN AS SOME OTHER INTERNET SERVICES that have sprung up in the past several years, but could still prove extremely useful for career and technical education (CTE) educators looking for online resources to improve...
E-Connect
THESE FREE TOOLS ARE NOT AS WELL KNOWN AS SOME OTHER INTERNET SERVICES that have sprung up in the past several years, but could still prove extremely useful for career and technical education (CTE) educators looking for online resources to improve efficiency...
Engage Online with Acte
CTE Professionals on the WebPeriodically, we will be profiling an ACTE member who is using the Internet and social media to connect with CTE students and educators. Christine Hollingsworth is the family and consumer sciences supervisor and FCCLA state...
Funding Classroom Projects
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE UNITED STATES SPENT more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, which reports that...
Introducing Interactive Technology-"Toy Story 3"
"TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!" is the catchphrase of Buzz Lightyear, Universe Protection Unit space ranger, a character in the Disney/Pixar "Toy Story" franchise. The three films in the franchise--"Toy Story," 1993; "Toy Story 2," 1999; and " Toy Story...
Pharmacy Technician
PHARMACY TECHNICIANS WORK UNDER THE SUPERVISION of a licensed pharmacist preparing prescription medications, providing customer service and performing administrative tasks. Their duties may include measuring, mixing, counting, labeling and recording...
Pharmacy Technician
PHARMACY TECHNICIANS WORK UNDER THE SUPERVISION of a licensed pharmacist preparing prescription medications, providing customer service and performing administrative tasks. Their duties may include measuring, mixing, counting, labeling and recording...
Real Integration-Where the Rubber Meets the Road
INTEGRATION OF CORE ACADEMICS INTO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) is not new. Integration already occurs and some programs have been very successful (Move, 2008: Reese, 2003). Putting core academies into context, CTE courses provide an excellent...
Should Your School Offer Apprenticeship Training?
As America and the rest of the world struggle to regain robust economic growth, the importance of a well-educated workforce is receiving increased attention. In the United States, most of the emphasis is on moving young people to college in the belief...
Should Your School Offer Apprenticeship Training?
As America and the rest of the world struggle to regain robust economic growth, the importance of a well-educated workforce is receiving increased attention. In the United States, most of the emphasis is on moving young people to college in the belief...
Southeast Community College
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SCC) WAS ORIGINALLY ESTABLISHED to meet the occupational education needs of the entire state of Nebraska, and today it still serves 15 counties in the state through its Lincoln, Beatrice and Milford campuses. The school...
Southeast Community College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTSOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SCC) WAS ORIGINALLY ESTABLISHED to meet the occupational education needs of the entire state of Nebraska, and today it still serves 15 counties in the state through its Lincoln, Beatrice and Milford campuses....
The Value of Apprenticeships
I HAVE THE PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE of representing the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its members on the Federal Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. This committee consists of individuals from business, labor and the public...
The Value of Apprenticeships
I HAVE THE PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE of representing the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its members on the Federal Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. This committee consists of individuals from business, labor and the public...
The Workforce Investment Act: Important but Neglected Law
FUELED BY PROMISES MADE DURING THE CAMPAIGN related to job creation and economic recovery, perhaps the 112th Congress will finally consider the reauthorization of the country's largest job training program, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The WIA...