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. 84, No. 5, May

ACTE Visits Phelps High School
STAFF FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, FCCLA, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATORS paid a visit February 12 to Phelps Architecture, Construction, Engineering High School--a public career academy in Washington, D.C. The visit was to commemorate...
An Interview with Guy Cecil
An interview with Guy Cecil, a former TSA national officer [who was the national political director for Hillary Clinton's campaign for president], on CTE, CTSOs and advocacy.ACTE: So what was your experience in the Technology Student Association (TSA)?GC:...
An Interview with Guy Cecil: An Interview with Guy Cecil, a Former TSA National Officer [Who Was the National Political Director for Hillary Clinton's Campaign for President], on CTE, CTSOs and Advocacy
ACTE: So what was your experience in the Technology Student Association (TSA)? GC: I was an active member of TSA for six years, as part of the Florida TSA. I joined the organization as a result of a graphics communication class that was part of...
Broward College
LOCATED IN THE LARGEST MARINE COMMUNITY ON THE EAST COAST, BROWARD COLLEGE, formerly Broward Community College, is ideally situated to offer a program to train workers for the marine industry. The Broward Marine Engineering Management Program curriculum...
Broward College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTLOCATED IN THE LARGEST MARINE COMMUNITY ON THE EAST COAST, BROWARD COLLEGE, formerly Broward Community College, is ideally situated to offer a program to train work- ers for the marine industry. The Bro- ward Marine Engineering Management...
Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners
The Honorable PresidentBarack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DG 20500Dear President Obama,This year, I have had the special opportunity to attend my district's career and technical education (GTE) center. The first day I walked...
Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners: ACTE Is Proud to Announce the Winners of the 2009 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest. the 2009 Topic Is "What Would You Tell President Obama about Your CTE Experience?" Cindy Bai from Frisco, Texas, and Aaron Locker from Casper, Wyoming, Are This Year's Winners
The Honorable President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, This year, I have had the special opportunity to attend my district's career and technical education (CTE)...
Connecting Academics to the Real World
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TWO CONCEPTS--ACADEMICS AND EXPERIENCE--HAVE A VAST IMPACT ON STUDENT LEARNING. Herschbach (2001) opined that meaningful education connects what is learned in the classroom to the real world. Cummins (2001) stated that aligning...
E-Connect
CLASSROOMS ARE GOING BORDERLESS, CONNECTING STUDENTS across geographical boundaries and cultural divides. The following online resources can help you and your students collaborate with counterparts on the other side of the globe. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
E-Connect
CLASSROOMS ARE GOING BORDERLESS, CONNECTING STUDENTS across geographical boundaries and cultural divides. The following online resources can help you and your students collaborate with counterparts on the other side of the globe.iEARNWeb site, forumswww.iearn.orgThe...
Embrace the Future Now!
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE FUTURE. While we teach knowledge and skills used in today's workplace we also need to prepare lifelong learners who are able to transition today's knowledge to the needs of tomorrow. The success...
Engaging Business Leaders: How to Improve the Interaction
THE DAYS OF THE ONE-TIME PHOTO OPPORTUNITY DURING WHICH A BUSINESS LEADER PRESENTS AN OVERSIZED CHECK, mugs for the camera with a couple of students, and then leaves the premises so the teachers can get on with teaching-are over. Engaging business leaders...
Engaging Business Leaders: How to Improve the Interaction: Engaging Business Leaders in Your Schools Program Is Critical to Sustaining the Relationships Which Can Provide a Variety of Resources, Both Financial and Human, for Your Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE DAYS OF THE ONE-TIME PHOTO OPPORTUNITY DURING WHICH A BUSINESS LEADER PRESENTS AN OVERSIZED CHECK, mugs for the camera with a couple of students, and then leaves the premises so the teachers can get on with teaching--are...
Federal Funding Decisions Require a Call to Action
CONGRESS AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPENT A GOOD PART OF EARLY 2009 WORKING ON THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA). Both the president and Democratic leaders in Congress have invested a lot of political capital in their decision to...
Fostering Parent-Teacher Collaboration in the Classroom
A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS AND PARENTS IS INTEGRAL TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. This partnership should involve more that just the routine parent-teacher conference; it should be a partnership that is ongoing, consistent and collaborative....
Fostering Partnerships between Education, Business and Industry
THE NEED FOR SKILLED WORKERS TO CONTINUALLY INNOVATE AND DRIVE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY LENDS CREDENCE TO THE IDEA OF PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE-and career and technical education (GTE) programs can be at the center of both today's economic recovery and the...
Fostering Partnerships between Education, Business and Industry: CTE Programs Can Be at the Center of Both Today's Economic Recovery and the Long-Term Future of the Country's Workforce. One Way That These Two Needs Can Intersect Is through Growing Partnerships between Education and Businesses
THE NEED FOR SKILLED WORKERS TO CONTINUALLY INNOVATE AND DRIVE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY LENDS CREDENCE TO THE IDEA OF PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE--and career and technical education (CTE) programs can be at the center of both today's economic recovery and the...
Gazing into the Future
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those words more than 50 years ago. It was a time when students took classes called "shop," and those...
Having Your Say: Where Will CTE Be in 50 Years?
The following is a sampling of responses that we got when we recently posed the question on Twitter and on an ACTE online forum: "Where Will Career and Technical Education (CTE) Be in 50 Years?" "I see the future of CTE moving toward more options...
Having Your Say: Where Will CTE Be in 50 Years?
The following is a sampling of responses that we got when we recently posed the question on Twitter and on an ACTE online forum: "Where Will Career and Technical Education (CTE) Be in 50 Years?""I see the future of CTE moving toward more options for...
Marine Technician
MARINE TECHNICIANS MAINTAIN AND REPAIR THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT of inboard and outboard boat engines as well as the sophisticated systems that power today's large craft. They may perform service on propellers, steering mechanisms, plumbing...
Marine Technicians
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MARINE TECHNICIANS MAINTAIN AND REPAIR THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT of inboard and outboard boat engines as well as the sophisticated systems that power today's large craft. They may perform service on propellers,...
Modernizing Career and Technical Education Programs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs can launch America's future competitiveness through increased student engagement, the innovative integration of traditional academic courses, and by meeting the needs...
Modernizing: Career and Technical Education Programs
High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs can launch America's future competitiveness through increased student engagement, the innovative integration of traditional academic courses, and by meeting the needs of both employers and the...
Moving into the Future with MUVEs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Among education professionals, it's easy to find enthusiasm for multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs),'more commonly known as virtual worlds. It's just as easy to find those who perceive virtual worlds as a fad with little...
NPS Convenes Hundreds of CTE Educators; Education Secretary Arne Duncan Gives Keynote Address
THE 2009 ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR (NPS) was one of the most energetic and highly attended advocacy meetings in ACTE's history. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, congressional staffers and policy experts...
NPS Convenes Hundreds of CTE Educators; Education Secretary Arne Duncan Gives Keynote Address: The United States Has a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Improve How We Educate Students Given a New Political Climate and Bipartisan Support to Improve Student Outcomes
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE 2009 ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) NATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR (NPS) was one of the most energetic and highly attended advocacy meetings in ACTE's history. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, congressional...
Positive Media Attention a Powerful Advocacy Tool
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO INFLUENCE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE), but you didn't have the money to buy an advertisement or fly across the United States to spread your message? Writing letters to the...
The Skill Gap: Will the Future Workplace Become an Abyss
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Workforce Readiness. Workforce Readiness. Workforce Readiness. Sadly, chanting these words three times and clicking our heels will not magically transport us to the desired goal. There is no good witch standing by, ready to...
Today's Millennial Generation: A Look Ahead to the Future They Create
It's 2009: The current millennial generation, the i-Kids, the "Digital Natives," the Net Generation students are now approximately ages 8 to 27. Many of these students are entering their years of career exploration while others are actively involved...