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. 76, No. 8, November/December

A Nation Moving Forward with Strength and Determination
Our nation has been awakened to international affairs and safety concerns in a manner that seemed unimaginable just a short time ago. We are all shocked and saddened by the course of events. At the same time, we understand that, in our respective roles...
Building the Future in and beyond the Classroom
The construction worker who possesses brute power rather than brainpower is no more. Wether or not htis sterotype was ever tru in times past-today it's clear that anyone entering the building trades must be well prepared and educated. Those involved...
Department of Education Response to the Attacks of September 11
Following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of Education issued several announcements regarding aid and assistance that the department planned to provide. Aid for the School Districts Directly Affected Within...
Editor's Note
When the editors of Techniques decided last May to make aviation the career focus of a special section of the November/December issue, we had no way of knowing how drastically our world would have changed by then, nor could we have believed that aviation...
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
THERE ARE MORE THAN 44,000 ALUMNI OF EMBRY-RIDDLE WORLDWIDE, AND THEY INCLUDE SIX ASTRONAUTS AND A FORMER CONGRESSMAN. On December 17, 1903, the Wright Flyer made its historic first flight. Exactly 22 years later, on December 17, 1925, the Embry-Riddle...
In Memoriam
ACTS mourns the recent passing of three longtime members of our family who devoted much of themselves to career and technical education, to students, and to career and technical organizations at the national, regional, state and local levels. Jim Hannemann...
Interview with Jan Bray
On October 1, Janet B. Bray became the new executive director of the Association for Career and Technical Education. She brings more than 25 years of experience in association work and education to our organization. She also brings a dynamic energy,...
Job Shadowing: Career Exploring at Work
Job shadowing is a "best practice" when it comes to work-based learning activities for young people, experts say, but its success is contingent on careful planning and effective follow up. What would make a young person, who lives nowhere near the ocean...
Make It Fly!
In June 1999, the Make It Fly Foundation was established by a group of aviation companies, organizations and learning institutions with a mission to "successfully promote aviation as a valued career path and to encourage the advancement and positive...
Mentoring Makes the Grade
When the Summit for America's Future convened in 1997, it was a call to action to better provide for our nation's children. And first among the five fundamental resources identified to help young people be successful was the opportunity to have ongoing...
Metro Tech Aviation Career Campus
The Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City offer programs ranging from aviation maintenance technology to electronic telecommunications to practical nursing. Training at the center is provided for adults and high school students, and business and...
Miami-Dade Community College Eig-Watson School of Aviation
At last year's Region IV Southeast Aviation Competition, the only students from a two-year college were those from Miami-Dade Community College's Eig-Watson School of Aviation-and one of those students placed first in the Top Female category. Competing...
President's Perspective
This is a difficult column to write in the aftermath of the September 11 tragic events. I know it will not be available until just before our annual convention and celebration of 75 years of career and technical education. We have all been deeply affected...
"Real World" Business Internships Are a Sign of the Times
A few years ago a well-known package delivery service used the slogan "Moving at the Speed of Business." This very same slogan could well be used for many of America's schools as they are more and more offering programs to better prepare students working...
Region V
Region V Policy Committee members play an important role in the leadership and guidance of our organization. They provide a link between the states and the regional policy board. The following are our Policy Committee members. Jenniene Kauer from Idaho...
Students Connect with Mentors through E-Mail
Through an innovative use of the technology of the Internet, schools and mentoring programs are pairing students with mentors. A good mentor can give a student that one-on-one attention that can play a key role in motivating them to succeed or even to...
The Aviation Technology Center of Vincennes University
When Vincennes University's Aviation Technology Center first came to the Indianapolis International Airport in 1990, it consisted of 15 students, one instructor and borrowed equipment. It was housed in a small warehouse. That all changed in 1993, when...
The National Association of School Psychologists
Following the acts of terroism in New York and Washington, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) quickly posted a list of ways to help children cope and reminded us that children look to adults in times of crisis for information and...