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. 86, No. 2, February

ACTE Annual Convention Roars into Las Vegas
THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) held its Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-4. Approximately 4,200 career and technical educators came from across the country for quality professional development...
ACTE Annual Convention Roars into Las Vegas
THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) held its Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-4. Approximately 4,200 career and technical educators came from across the country for quality professional development...
Adult Learners: Considerations for Education and Training
We live in trying times. A War, recession, high unemployment, foreclosures, private and public sector downsizing, and many other issues contribute to our current, seemingly dire, situation. Even though times seem bleak, there is a bright side. Many...
An Education for All Seasons of Life
"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century," author and humorist S.J. Perelman says with what is probably a good deal of accuracy. With rapid-fire changes in technology and innovative new ideas emerging constantly, achieving...
An Interview with CTE Entrepreneur Nai Wang
ACTE: You entered the CTE field in 1997, when you created the educational tool Sous Chef. Tell our readers what Sous Chef is. NW: Sous Chef was a dream of three of us--myself, Michael Murray and Dominic O'Neill. We basically got together and decided...
An Interview with CTE Entrepreneur Nai Wang
ACTE: You entered the CTE field in 1997, when you created the educational tool Sous Chef. Tell our readers what Sous Chef is.NW: Sous Chef was a dream of three of us - myself, Michael Murray and Dominic O'Neill. We basically got together and decided...
Career Development Planning: Getting Students on the Right Track
CAREER DEVELOPMENT IS DEFINED AS "THE PROCESS of establishing career objectives and determining appropriate educational and developmental programs to further develop the skills required to achieve short- or long-term career objectives," according to...
CTE and Adult Education
"HE IS A PROFESSIONAL WELDER!" That was what one of my adult students whispered to me, referring to another student, on the first night of an adult welding class I was teaching. I wondered why a professional welder would be taking my basic welding...
CTE'S Role in Worker Retraining
Unemployment in the United Slates has skyrocketed as a result of the recession, the loss of jobs to globalization, and increased use of technology to produce goods that were previously produced by individuals. The recent numbers are dismal, and individuals...
E-Connect
STAY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF RESEARCH in career and technical education (CTE) and workforce development. The following organizations conduct research, produce publications and, in some cases, provide assistance to institutions to help implement improvements...
E-Connect
STAY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF RESEARCH in career and technical education (CTE) and workforce development. The following organizations conduct research, produce publications and, in some cases, provide assistance to institutions to help implement improvements...
Georgia's Workforce Development Pipeline ... One District's Journey
The Georgia Work Ready initiative began in 2006 to improve the occupational training and marketability of Georgia's workforce, and to advance the state's future economic growth. Governor Sonny Perdue noted, "We need a workforce development system that...
Georgia's Workforce Development PIPELINE... One District's Journey
The Georgia Work Ready initiative began in 2006 to improve the occupational training and marketability of Georgia's workforce, and to advance the state's future economic growth. Governor Sonny Perdue noted, "We need a workforce development system that...
Hennepin Technical College
HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (HTC) OFFERS MORE THAN 40 PROGRAMS at its campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, and it has been ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in Minnesota. Among its offerings is the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate...
Hennepin Technical College
HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (HTC) OFFERS MORE THAN 40 PROGRAMS at its campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, and it has been ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in Minnesota. Among its offerings is the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate...
It Field Provides Some Stability for Workers Changing Careers
When it comes to curriculum, certifying and training, no industry is more challenged to keep current than the information technology field (IT). IT industry professionals experience constant changes in computer software and hardware. As one of the...
Jobs for Renewing America
As America emerges from recession, certain industries are expected to grow particularly fast and will present many job opportunities for both young-people and career changers. This article looks at these high-opportunity industries and the kinds of...
Online Learning in Public Health Education
With the advancement of technology over the years, there has been a vast expansion in the use of distance learning for employment training purposes. One of the main benefits of online versus traditional training is that it gives instructors the opportunity...
Serving ADULT and RETURNING Students: One College's Expercience
In 2009, Community College Week named Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) one of the fastest growing community colleges in America. In the early 2000s, the college, which is located in the rural Appalachian region of Alabama, had begun efforts...
Serving Adult and Returning Students: One College's Experience
In 2009, Community College Week named Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) one of the fastest growing community colleges in America. In the early 2000s, the college, which is located in the rural Appalachian region of Alabama, had begun efforts...
The Ins and Outs of Budget and Appropriations
EVERY YEAR BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY, the federal appropriations and budget process starts. The entire process can be confusing, tedious, slow, exciting and devastating--all at the same time. Through this article, I want to take you through the budget...
The Student Dress Code Debate (Part II)
LAST MONTH THE AUTHORS OF THIS ARTICLE WEIGHED IN ON THE STUDENT dress code debate. We noted that while proponents of dress codes and school uniforms often attempt to link adolescents' clothing choices to their behaviors, our small study (the results...
Training Welders in Advanced Manufacturing Philosophies Nets Employability
As of September 2010, the U.S. manufacturing sector grew for the 14th consecutive month, leading some economists to speculate that, as with the Great Depression, American manufacturing will lead the economy out of the recession. It's a little bit of...