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. 77, No. 8, November/December

Comparing Administrators' Salaries to Teachers' Salaries
What is the difference between the salary of a relatively new administrator and an experienced teacher? Not much according to a study recently released by the Educational Research Service (ERS). There is as little as a four percent difference in salary...
Democrate Miller Reports on Rhetoric vs. Reality in Education Support
He helped write the No Child Left Behind Act, but now Rep. George Miller of California is questioning whether President Bush and congressional Republicans are pushing for budgets that shortchange the commitments that were made by the act. Miller, the...
Editor's Note
As we have entered the new millennium, we have also embarked upon a new journey in technology. Many new technologies are emerging and some old technology is being refined and perfected. From lasers to holograms to alternative energy production, career...
Exploring Sources of Career and Technical Training
EDUCATION Prepaying for a career is a major step in anyone's life. A lot of thought must be given and counsel sought in order to make the most appropriate choice. Whether a person is a soon-to-be or recent high school graduate or a mature worker looking...
Light Learning
One of the most exciting things about career and technical education (CTE) is the way new technology-and a need for qualified people in the workplace to use the technology-- shows up quickly in the classroom. Responding to an industry requirement for...
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
As a regional career development and technology center, Middle Lucks Institute of Technology in Jamison, Pa., provides both high school students and adults with advanced technical training. The center serves the Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock...
New Mexico Junior College
What course of study would you expect to include these classes: Technical Physics, Technical Mathematics, English Fundamentals for Specialized Programs, Human Relations and Composition and Rhetoric? Would you believe they are all part of the course of...
Parkside High School
Maryland's Eastern Shore is the home of the secondary program that was honored with the 2001 Automotive Award for Excellence from the Automotive Industry Planning Council. Parkside High School's automotive technology program has been in existence since...
President's Perspective
In the book, Gung Ho, by Ken Blanchard, when Andy Longclaw asks Peggy Sinclair, "Why do squirrels work so hard?" Peggy answers by saying that the squirrels are motivated. Why are the squirrels so motivated? Squirrels work hard because their work is worthwhile....
Region Report: Region III
Know Your VP Dan Smith is in his second year as vice president for Region Ill. He has been an active member of the Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Education, serving over the years as its president, Region Ill Policy Committee representative...
Teacher's Toolbox
Teacher's Toolbox is designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. Publication on Grant Writing Strategies Patrick W. Miller, Ph.D., has worked as a director of grants and contracts,...
Technology Education Tackles Energy Crisis
In a unique career and technical education program in Mesa, Arizona, students are learning about new energy technologies-and are being given the opportunity to envision a future of renewable, non-polluting energy sources. Imagine a sports car that exhausts...
Technology, Students and Faculty ... How to Make It Happen!
How can new ideas and technology be implemented on campus? First you start with "The Plan," than you have to encourage buy-in from students and faculty. We needed a plan! As we looked toward the task of continual integration of technology across campus,...
The Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Fluor Fernald Partnership
Works In Greater Cincinnati, a company's partnership with career and technical education helps prepare its workers for new careers as their current jobs are phased out. Fluor Corporation is a global building and services corporation that has the responsibility...
The New Automotive Servie Technician-This Is Not Your Father's Mechanic
CAREER FOCUS Forget the old "grease monkey" stereotype. It was an unfair and insulting name in the past and is even more of a misnomer for today's automotive professionals. These technicians now work on complex machines that are filled with computers...
Trident Technical College
Since its establishment in 1964 as part of a statewide system, Trident Technical College-which began as the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Technical Education Center-has experienced a merger and an ongoing expansion. Today, with an enrollment of more...