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. 82, No. 2, February

ACTE Board of Directors 2007 Elections
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the Association, vice presidents for Region III and the Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences Education Divisions and vice presidents-elect...
ACTE Recognizes Perfection
A 300 game in bowling; going 10 for 10 at the free throw line; the Hope Diamond--standing alone, each of these is an example of perfection. ACTE is proud to add one more example to the list--the ACTE Achieve 100 Award. The ACTE Achieve 100 Award...
ACTE's Role in NCLB Reauthorization
ALTHOUGH IT IS UNLIKELY THAT CONGRESS WILL finalize a newly reauthorized No Child Left Behind Act in the 110th Congress, they have begun the process. ACTE is participating in the debate about how to improve the law by encouraging Congress to produce...
A Message THAT MATTERS
The banners at the Arlington Career Center represent the county's high schools, all of which receive the message about the value of career and technical education through the career center's marketing efforts.GETTING OUT THE MESSAGE ABOUT CAREER AND...
A Message That Matters: Getting out the Message about Career and Technical Education Is a Vitally Important Mission That Schools Are Accomplishing Though Myriad Marketing Techniques
Across the country, a number of career tech schools are employing marketing strategies to make their communities aware of the benefits of career and technical education. One of these schools, the Arlington Career Center (ACC) in Arlington, Virginia,...
Board of Directors 2007 Elections
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the Association, vice presidents for Region III and the Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences Education Divisions and vice presidents-elect...
Create Incentives for Students to Pursue the Core Curriculum in an Interest-Based Context
THIS ARTICLE IS THE FIFTH IN A YEARLONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S HIGH SCHOOL REFORM POSITION STATEMENT AND HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING EACH OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS.THE FIFTH RECOMMENDATION...
Create Incentives for Students to Pursue the Core Curriculum in an Interest-Based Context: This Article Is the Fifth in a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE's High School Reform Position Statement and Highlight Best Practices for Implementing Each of the Recommendations
THE FIFTH RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S high school reform position statement is to create incentives for students to pursue the core curriculum in an interest-based context. Many students are bored and disengaged with today's schools--they don't see the...
Creating the Home Field Advantage
AN OHIO CAREER CENTER RETHINKS ITS MARKETING GAME PLAN AND COMES OUT WITH A WINNING SEASON.Far too many career and technical education schools overlook the opportunity to establish and cultivate real long-term emotional attachment and loyalty with prospective...
Creating the Home Field Advantage: An Ohio Career Center Rethinks Its Marketing Game Plan and Comes out with a Winning Season
Far too many career and technical education schools overlook the opportunity to establish and cultivate real long-term emotional attachment and loyalty with prospective students and their parents. This occurs because of a basic misconception at the...
Electrician
ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, electricians generally specialize in either construction or maintenance work, although a growing number do both. Electricians specializing in construction work primarily install wiring systems into new homes,...
Electrician
ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, electricians generally specialize in either construction or maintenance work, although a growing number do both. Electricians specializing in construction work primarily install wiring systems into new homes,...
Family and Consumer Sciences Marketing Strategies
Family and consumer sciences teachers agree-word-of-mouth is a great way to market the programs, as peers are very influential in students' selection of electives in family and consumer sciences (FACS) education. However, teachers do not rely solely...
Family and Consumer Sciences Marketing Strategies: Increasing Support for and Participation in Family and Consumer Sciences Education Includes a Number of Strategies Targeting All of the Primary Stakeholders
Family and consumer sciences teachers agree--word-of-mouth is a great way to market the programs, as peers are very influential in students' selection of electives in family and consumer sciences (FACS) education. However, teachers do not rely solely...
How to Market Career and Technical Education: Student Ambassadors
MIAMI VALLEY CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER USES A VERY INFLUENTIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE IN ITS MARKETING EFFORTS.You can't see it ... you can't touch it ... you can't smell, taste or hear it. It doesn't have a 100,000-mile guarantee or offer a new color, shape...
How to Market Career and Technical Education: Student Ambassadors: Miami Valley Career Technology Center Uses a Very Influential Group of People in Its Marketing Efforts
You can't see it ... you can't touch it. you can't smell, taste or hear it. It doesn't have a 100,000-mile guarantee offer a new color, shape or fabric this year. Career and technical education can be tough to market. But ask any teenager about...
Leading Middle School Students to Career and Technical Education
FULFILLING ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION from high school increasingly means that planning must begin well before students enter high school. But if middle school students aren't aware of all of the options available to them, they might miss...
Leading Middle School Students to Career and Technical Education
FULFILLING ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION from high school increasingly means that planning must begin well before students enter high school. But if middle school students aren't aware of all of the options available to them, they might miss...
Marketing Change and Opportunity
FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, THE GLOBALIZATION OF the American economy is a challenge and an opportunity. Rapid-fire changes in employers' requirements mean that we must work to understand those changes, communicate those changes to parents...
Measuring for Marketing
A SURVEY OF STUDENT KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS HELPING A NEW YORK CAREER TECH CENTER PLAN ITS MARKETING STRATEGIES.How does one effectively market career and technical education (CTE) programs? This is a question...
Measuring for Marketing: A Survey of Student Knowledge and Attitudes about Career and Technical Education Is Helping a New York Career Tech Center Plan Its Marketing Strategies
How does one effectively market career and technical education (CTE) programs? This is a question many of us who work as administrators and public relations and marketing professionals in CTE deal with on a daily basis. The way we obtain our information...
News Clips
ACTEin the News"Vocational Education is Shifting Focus"- St. Louis Dispatch, December 15, 2006 It was once the refuge of high school students who weren't headed to college; for the kids who didn't excel at academics or preferred getting their hands dirty....
Opportunities Come at the Strangest Times
OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (OPS), NORTH HIGH SCHOOL'S Project Lead The Way (PLTW) instructor Lee Kallstrom was listening to the radio in his car on his way to school one day and overheard three local radio disk jockeys on a talk show explaining how they...
Preparing Students for Postsecondary Education and Beyond
BUTLER COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL EMPOWERS STUDENTS WITH THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND THE WORKPLACE.AS DIRECTOR OF THE BUTLER COUNTY AREA Vocational-Technical School (BCAVTS), located in Butler, Pa.,...
Preparing Students for Postsecondary Education and Beyond: Butler County Area Vocational and Technical School Empowers Students with the Skills They Need to Succeed in Postsecondary Education and the Workplace
AS DIRECTOR OF THE BUTLER COUNTY AREA Vocational-Technical School (BCAVTS), located in Butler, Pa., Joseph Cunningham works to empower students with the skills they need to succeed in their education and future employment. In the beginning of his career,...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTKlein Tools Adds New Synthetic Lubricants to Line of ProductsKlein Tools recently added two new synthetic lubricants to its wire and cable pulling lubricant line: Premium Synthetic WAX(TM) Wire Pulling Lubricant, available in a onequart squeeze...
Recognizing Career Academy Innovation
THROUGH THE FORD PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND FOCUSES ON PREPARING STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CAREERS.ARE WE PREPARING OUR STUDENTS TO BE creative, innovative thinkers? Are they ready...
Recognizing Career Academy Innovation: Through the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, Ford Motor Company Fund Focuses on Preparing Students for Success in Postsecondary Education and Professional Careers
ARE WE PREPARING OUR STUDENTS TO BE creative, innovative thinkers? Are they ready to compete in a global knowledge economy? The readers of Techniques know that for America to stay competitive, the public education system must be transformed to better...
Southern Hospitality and a Ton of People
IT HAD BEEN MORE THAN 20 YEARS SINCE ACTE had held its Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, and the overwhelming success of this year's Convention guaranteed that there won't be another 20 years in between visits.More than 6,000...
Southern Hospitality and a Ton of People: Georgia Shows Hospitality and Hosts ACTE's Most Successful Convention in Years
IT HAD BEEN MORE THAN 20 YEARS SINCE ACTE had held its Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, and the overwhelming success of this year's Convention guaranteed that there won't be another 20 years in between visits. More than...
The Marginalization (or Future) of Career and Technical Teacher Education in America
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL teacher education in America? The question is profound, especially for me, because I plan to spend a lifetime, professionally, in the discipline. It is a question that has been asked in interviews with leaders...
Warm Ups-They're Not Just for Gym
LET'S FACE IT; IT'S NOT EASY TO GET A CLASS STARTED. If students don't have a clear understanding of the teacher's rules--and if it has not been demonstrated that the teacher will consistently enforce those rules--they may spend a number of minutes...
Warm Ups-They're Not Just for Gym
LET'S FACE IT; IT'S NOT EASY TO GET A CLASS STARTED. If students don't have a clear understanding of the teacher's rules-and if it has not been demonstrated that the teacher will consistently enforce those rules-they may spend a number of minutes strolling...
York County School of Technology
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTTECHNICAL TRAINING IN YORK COUNTY, Pennsylvania, began in 1911 when 40 students participated in classes offered through the York City School District. By the early 1960s, it became very apparent that career and technical education was...