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. 80, No. 7, October

2005 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo
December 8,10, 2005 The Kansas City Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City, Here We Come! ACTE would like to thank all career and technical educators for their heartfelt thoughts, prayers and offers of support for their colleagues...
2005 Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Article III--Membership A. Eligibility Any individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for membership. B. Classification of Members The Association shall consist of four (4) classes of membership:...
A Caring Community
When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, she destroyed homes, businesses and lives. Not only did the storm leave many people homeless, it also left many children without the schools they had attended. As the full scope of the situation...
A Caring Community
When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, she destroyed homes, businesses and lives. Not only did the storm leave many people homeless, it also left many children without the schools they had attended. As the full scope of the situation...
A State of Growth
In Georgia, the technical college system is flourishing and offers the Peachtree State's students a number of career opportunities that are ripe for the picking.Georgia has always been a leader in career and technical education, helping to blaze the...
A State of Growth: In Georgia, the Technical College System Is Flourishing and Offers the Peachtree State's Students a Number of Career Opportunities That Are Ripe for the Picking
Georgia has always been a leader in career and technical education, helping to blaze the way with its role in the development and support of the first significant piece of federal legislation directed toward vocational education, the Smith-Hughes Act...
Computer Support Specialists and Systems Administrators
Job Description Computer support specialists provide technical assistance, support and advice to customers and other users. Included in this occupational group are technical support specialists and help-desk technicians. These skilled troubleshooters...
Computer Support Specialists and Systems Administrators
Job DescriptionComputer support specialists provide technical assistance, support and advice to customers and other users. Included in this occupational group are technical support specialists and help-desk technicians. These skilled troubleshooters...
Dealing with Bad Behavior
Bad behavior comes in as many forms as there are students. But whether it's something as serious as violence, aggression or bullying, or something less serious, such as the antics of the class clown, bad behavior can disrupt the classroom and impair...
Dealing with Bad Behavior
Bad behavior comes in as many forms as there are students. But whether it's something as serious as violence, aggression or bullying, or something less serious, such as the antics of the class clown, bad behavior can disrupt the classroom and impair...
How to Build a CEO
Take one bored student, put him into an industrial arts class and add an encouraging and supportive instructor. That is the formula that helped launch Harvey Dean's successful career."I wasn't a bad student... just bored! Too much wasted time."That's...
How to Build a CEO; Take One Bored Student, Put Him into an Industrial Arts Class and Add an Encouraging and Supportive Instructor. That Is the Formula That Helped Launch Harvey Dean's Successful Career
"I wasn't a bad student ... just bored! Too much wasted time." That's how reformed troublemaker Harvey Dean describes himself as a 1960s high school "shop" student from Elmore City, Oklahoma. Dean was an average athlete and mediocre in English,...
If Not You
We have heard it said that career and technical education is one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Today, with the competition for federal and local dollars, for students, and for respect in the education community, we have to get our message...
Motorcycle Diaries
At Minnesota's South Central College, a creative instructor's idea has revved up the Computer Integrated Machining program.Dear Diary,I'm worried. Things aren't looking too good for my program. The local papers are printing stones about more and more...
Motorcycle Diaries: At Minnesota's South Central College, a Creative Instructor's Idea Has Revved Up the Computer Integrated Machining Program
Dear Diary, I'm worried. Things aren't looking too good for my program. The local papers are printing stories about more and more manufacturing shops closing down in the area and shipping work overseas. Parents are discouraged, and student enrollment...
Moving on Up
With new programs, new facilities and new training options, a number of technical schools and community colleges are experiencing a tremendous growth spurt.Each year the U. S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)...
Moving on Up: With New Programs, New Facilities and New Training Options, a Number of Technical Schools and Community Colleges Are Experiencing a Tremendous Growth Spurt
Each year the U. S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects enrollment numbers from all U.S. postsecondary institutions to plug into its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set system. This survey of postsecondary...
National Careers in Construction Week
NCCER announces the National Careers in Construction Week, an event created to promote career opportunities in the industry.The first annual National Careers in Construction Week is another building block in the National Center for Construction Education...
National Careers in Construction Week: NCCER Announces the National Careers in Construction Week, an Event Created to Promote Career Opportunities in the Industry
The first annual National Careers in Construction Week is another building block in the National Center for Construction Education and Research's (NCCER) efforts to help create a skilled workforce for the construction industry. To further those...
News Clips
"Fields' School Plan Stresses Technical and Vocational"-The New York Times, August 24, 2005Democratic mayoral candidate C. Virginia Fields has proposed overhauling New York City's schools, and in a speech at Borough of Manhattan Community College, she...
Not Just New - Newly Reborn
Sometimes growth means more than simply getting bigger; sometimes it can mean a rebirth into something even better than what it was before.Career and technical education has always been able to change with the times. New technologies and new educational...
Not Just New-Newly Reborn: Sometimes Growth Means More Than Simply Getting Bigger; Sometimes It Can Mean a Rebirth into Something Even Better Than What It Was Before
Career and technical education has always been able to change with the times. New technologies and new educational challenges have made such change necessary. Sometimes a school must reinvent itself and undergo a rebirth as part of that adaptation....
Perspectives of School-to-Career Programs
There are a variety of programs available throughout the nation in regard to school-to-career initiatives. The focus here is to identify and examine ways in which school-to-career education is perceived in a variety of school districts, programs and...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTStraw Rocket PackagePitsco's Straw Rocket Getting Started Package features a straw rocket launcher, class pack and the PitscoDr. Zoon Straw Rockets Video. The class pack contains materials for 25 students to make four rockets each and includes...
The Change Challenge
In Darwin's theory of natural selection, species that are best able to adapt to the changes in their environments are the most likely to survive and thrive over the long run. A case can certainly be made that the same is true for career and technical...
The New Career and Technical School
The 21st century career tech school brings together academics and career skills for a complete education.When the new Romeo Engineering & Technology Center (RETC) opened in the fall of 2004 in Romeo, Michigan, John McEwan, the superintendent of Romeo...
The New Career and Technical School: The 21st Century Career Tech School Brings Together Academics and Career Skills for a Complete Education
When the new Romeo Engineering & Technology Center (RETC) opened in the fall of 2004 in Romeo, Michigan, John McEwan, the superintendent of Romeo Community Schools, noted, "The reactions are simply--WOW." The wow factor may begin with the 90,288-square-foot...
The New, the Newly Reborn, and the Growing
A growing school population and deteriorating facilities are among the problems faced by our nation's educational system, but career and technical education should be among the solutions.Where are we going to put them all? Enrollment in public and private...
The New, the Newly Reborn, and the Growing: A Growing School Population and Deteriorating Facilities Are among the Problems Faced by Our Nation's Educational System, but Career and Technical Education Should Be among the Solutions
Where are we going to put them all? Enrollment in public and private elementary and secondary schools reached a record 54 million in fall 2001, and between 2001 and 2013, a further increase of five percent is expected, according to the National Center...
The Three Rs of Advocacy
If you have ever listened to "beltway insiders" speak, I am certain that at some point you thought you were listening to a foreign language instead of a discussion on an important legislative issue. That's because many people in the field overuse what...
Today's Construction Academies
The Associated General Contractors is among the organizations that recognize that today's construction academies are helping to build tomorrow's careers.The U.S. Department of Labor has granted $235,500 to the Associated General Contractors (AGC) to...
Today's Construction Academies: The Associated General Contractors Is among the Organizations That Recognize That Today's Construction Academies Are Helping to Build Tomorrow's Careers
The U.S. Department of Labor has granted $235,500 to the Associated General Contractors (AGC) to establish eight new construction career academies across the U.S. AGC is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in America with...
Tulsa Technology Center
As the oldest and largest career and technical training center in Oklahoma, Tulsa Technology Center offers a wide range of IT programs at its multiple campuses. In November 2004, Tulsa Tech reached out halfway around the world to Ceragon Networks in...
Tulsa Technology Center
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTAs the oldest and largest career and technical training center in Oklahoma, Tulsa Technology Center offers a wide range of IT programs at its multiple campuses. In November 2004, Tulsa Tech reached out halfway around the world to Ceragon...