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. 81, No. 3, March

A Certified Health Career
The health careers certification program is helping to certify success for its students while meeting the needs of Southeastern Oklahoma for trained healthcare workers.A one-teacher program with first-and second-year high school students as well as first-...
A Certified Health Career: The Health Careers Certification Program Is Helping to Certify Success for Its Students While Meeting the Needs of Southeastern Oklahoma for Trained Healthcare Workers
A one-teacher program with first-program and second-year high school students as well as first- and second-year adult students all in one classroom may sound challenging, but through the health careers certification program at Kiamichi Technology Center...
ACTE Names Essay Contest Winners
ACTE is proud to announce that Meicheng Shi of San Jose, California, and Ginne Catherine Bushong of Tucson, Arizona, have been selected as the winners of the 2006 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest.The essay contest was developed in memory of former...
ACTE Voices Position on High School Reform
On February 26, ACTE released a position statement on high school reform, Reinventing the American High School for the 21st Century, outlining the organization's vision on what high schools should be and how career and technical education (CTE) can contribute...
A Family Friend Says Goodbye
When Alan Rains retires at the end of August 2006, he will leave a legacy of service to career and technical education, ACTE and especially to the many students he has affected through his leadership of the career and technical student organization Family,...
A Family Friend Says Goodbye: For Many Years, Alan Rains Has Been a Member of the Career and Technical Education Family and the Leader of an Organization That Focuses on the Family
When Alan Rains retires at the end of August 2006, he will leave a legacy of service to career and technical education, ACTE and especially to the many students he has affected through his leadership of the career and technical student organization...
A New Tool for Career Decision-Making
A new online tool is helping high school students figure out their future career opportunities.What do you want to be when you grow up?That old-fashioned question has new relevance in the global, skills-focused workplace of the 21st century. Adults in...
A New Tool for Career Decision-Making: A New Online Tool Is Helping High School Students Figure out Their Future Career Opportunities
What do you want to be when you grow up? That old-fashioned question has new relevance in the global, skills-focused workplace of the 21st century. Adults in the workplace hear it, college students hear it, and high school students hear it: you...
AVTC Hosts TechnoCamp
Hosting middle school students at a handson event is helping a technical school meet its enrollment goals while also giving young students a chance to explore career possibilities.The Area Vo-Tech Center (AVTC) in Russellville, Arkansas, has seen its...
AVTC Hosts TechnoCamp: Hosting Middle School Students at a Hands-On Event Is Helping a Technical School Meet Its Enrollment Goals While Also Giving Young Students a Chance to Explore Career Possibilities
The Area Vo-Tech Center (AVTC) in Russellville, Arkansas, has seen its enrollment rise to the point that, for all practical purposes, most of the center's programs are at capacity. This sounds like a good problem to have. However, now is the time for...
Career Exploration for At-Risk Students
A partnership in Cincinnati, Ohio, is helping young students see the possibility of a successful future through career and technical education.Improving the odds for severely at-risk children to achieve success in school and in their adult lives constantly...
Career Exploration for At-Risk Students: A Partnership in Cincinnati, Ohio, Is Helping Young Students See the Possibility of a Successful Future through Career and Technical Education
Improving the odds for severely at-risk children to achieve success in school and in their adult lives constantly challenges educators and social workers alike. In Cincinnati. Ohio, a partnership between the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career...
Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
The Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology (CCST, formerly called the Chesapeake Technical Center) is the oldest career and technical school in Virginia and serves students from six area high schools. Students in the 10th grade can apply to CCST...
Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
The Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology (CCST, formerly called the Chesapeake Technical Center) is the oldest career and technical school in Virginia and serves students from six area high schools. Students in the 10th grade can apply to CCST...
COP in the Classroom
It isn't often that I'm excited (in a good way), to see a COP in the classroom, but I am today. The COP is the Massachusetts Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. Sometimes a department of education (DOE) can enact a ruling that does not seem to...
CTE: The First Resort for Success
In Mississippi, a community college and a resort have found a recipe for a great partnership that is successfully serving the resort, the school and the students.Effective partnerships between businesses and schools define the specific needs of both...
CTE: The First Resort for Success: In Mississippi, a Community College and a Resort Have Found a Recipe for a Great Partnership That Is Successfully Serving the Resort, the School and the Students
Effective partnerships between businesses and schools define the specific needs of both and succeed through their willingness to make the partnership work. There must be a mutual desire to improve the quality of education and a commitment of both time...
HVACR Technician
Job Description An HVACR technician installs, services and repairs equipment used to control temperature, circulation, moisture and purity of air. Technicians often specialize in residential, commercial or industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning...
HVACR Technician
Job DescriptionAn HVACR technician installs, services and repairs equipment used to control temperature, circulation, moisture and purity of air. Technicians often specialize in residential, commercial or industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning...
Leadership Strategies for New and Aspiring Administrators
School leadership is rewarding and challenging. Driving education to become data based and student centered is rewarding, as administrators and teachers make a positive difference in the lives of students. However, school leadership has its challenges,...
News Clips
"New Exam Administered at Some U.S. High Schools Tries to Measure Students' 'Technology Literacy'" --Savannah Morning News, February 3, 2006 An Associated Press story that appeared in the Savannah Morning News reports that the Educational Testing...
News Clips
"New Exam Administered at Some U.S. High Schools Tries to Measure Students' 'Technology Literacy'"-Savannah Morning News, February 3, 2006An Associated Press story that appeared in the Savannah Morning News reports that the Educational Testing Service...
Positioning for the Future
These are interesting and exciting times for career and technical education (CTE). The ongoing (and increasingly loud) dialogue on education reform has provided us an unequalled opportunity to reinforce the value that CTE programs strive to provide...
Product Showcase
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Seamlessly Connecting High School to College to Career
Closely linking high school and college can make a student's journey along the career path a smooth one."What do YOU want to be . . . ?" This is now the abbreviated question. The heart of the answer should begin and end with the student, not with the...
Seamlessly Connecting High School to College to Career: Closely Linking High School and College Can Make a Student's Journey along the Career Path a Smooth One
"What do YOU want to be ...?" This is now the abbreviated question. The heart of the answer should begin and end with the student, not with the career. General agreement about career changes in one's lifetime is widely accepted. But what is not widely...
Study Reveals How to Sustain Career Academies
As the value of career academies to high school reform has become more recognized, funding from Federal Small Learning Community grants, foundations and career and technical education (CTE) directors are significantly increasing the number of high...
Study Reveals How to Sustain Career Academies
As the value of career academies to high school reform has become more recognized, funding from Federal Small Learning Community grants, foundations and career and technical education (CTE) directors are significantly increasing the number of high schools...
Systematic, Systemic and Motivating: The K-12 Career Development Process
In Butler County, Ohio, the K-12 career development process is structured to promote success for students.How do we motivate students in today's world to achieve high levels, make wise academic choices and prepare to compete in a global economy? In Butler...
Taking Safety from the Classroom to the Workplace
Career and technical education (CTE) classes are often described as "hands-on." The hands-on nature of CTE helps teachers make learning real to their students. It helps the students make the connection between abstract concepts and concrete technical...
Taking Safety from the Classroom to the Workplace
Career and technical education (CTE) classes are often described as "hands-on." The hands-on nature of CTE helps teachers make learning real to their students. It helps the students make the connection between abstract concepts and concrete technical...
Tap a Colleague
The funding for career and technical education (CTE) is in danger of being wiped out of the federal budget. While ACTE continues to lobby and advocate on behalf of CTE, there are thousands of your friends, peers and colleagues who do not support the...
Thank You
ACTE would like to thank all the companies and organizations that made the 2005 Convention and Career Tech Expo a success. The Association recommends that members consider their products and services whenever they are in the market for something new....
The Best-Kept Secret in Town
Start spreading the news! The benefits of career and technical education programs should not be kept secret in your community.I have toured many impressive schools over the years and have heard one familiar statement trumpeted repeatedly: "We are the...
The Best-Kept Secret in Town: Start Spreading the News! the Benefits of Career and Technical Education Programs Should Not Be Kept Secret in Your Community
I have toured many impressive schools over the years and have heard one familiar statement trumpeted repeatedly: "We are the best-kept secret in town." That statement amazes me. How can a school exist for any significant period of time and be virtually...
The K-12 Career Development Process: In Butler County, Ohio, the K-12 Career Development Process Is Structured to Promote Success for Students
How do we motivate students in today's world to achieve high levels, make wise academic choices and prepare to compete in a global economy? In Butler County, Ohio, Butler Technology and Career Development Schools (Butler Tech) firmly believes that...
Tracking the Career Paths of Marketing and Business Education Graduates
Marketing and business education faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) recently conducted a longitudinal study, spanning the entire 35 years of the program's existence, describing and analyzing its graduates' career paths. The UW-Stout...
Utah Delivers Opportunities for Career Exploration
Career and technical education in Utah is working to meet the career exploration of the state's citizens.Providing information and resources to support career exploration is key to the mission of career and technical education (CTE) in Utah. Career exploration...
Utah Delivers Opportunities for Career Exploration: Career and Technical Education in Utah Is Working to Meet the Career Exploration Need of the State's Citizens
Providing information and resources to support career exploration is key to the mission of career and technical education (CTE) in Utah. Career exploration is considered to be a critical step in the career decision-making process. In fact, that career...
Welding-Trade or Profession?
Welding has always required a certain level of craftsmanship, but a new educational collaborative program recognizes that it now requires even more technical expertise and professionalism.High-quality welders have long been vital to American industry,...
Welding-Trade or Profession? Welding Has Always Required a Certain Level of Craftsmanship, but a New Educational Collaborative Program Recognizes That It Now Requires Even More Technical Expertise and Professionalism
High-quality welders have long been vital to American industry, but the public perception of welding is generally of craft-based fabrication. Welders are trained mainly in manual-skills welding processes, although more highly trained or experienced...