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. 81, No. 2, February

2005 ACTE Convention-A Lesson in Persistence
Neither snow nor hurricanes nor early darkness could stop a fantastic and rewarding convention for career and technical educatorsWhat doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Well, if that saying holds true, than ACTE will be very strong in 2006,...
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Achieve 100 Awards
The ACTE Achieve 100 program recognizes those schools that demonstrate commitment to the career and technical education field by ensuring all career and technical educators employed at their facility are ACTE members. These employers recognize the...
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Achieve 100 Awards
The ACTE Achieve 100 program recognizes those schools that demonstrate commitment to the career and technical education field by ensuring all career and technical educators employed at their facility are ACTE members. These employers recognize the importance...
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Board of Directors 2006 Elections
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the Association and vice presidents for Region II and Region V, and the Administration, Adult Workforce Development, Agricultural Education, Guidance,...
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Board of Directors 2006 Elections
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the Association and vice presidents for Region II and Region V, and the Administration, Adult Workforce Development, Agricultural Education, Guidance,...
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Building Success
As this is my first column of 2006, I want to start by wishing you all a Happy New Year. As the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) enters 2006, it does so with a sense of optimism, renewed energy and several New Year's resolutions....
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Building Success
Education and industry are working together to build a skilled workforce in construction.Today's secondary, postsecondary and career and technical education students stand poised at the center of industry trends that will benefit them enormously. The...
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Building Success: Education and Industry Are Working Together to Build a Skilled Workforce in Construction
Today's secondary, postsecondary and career and technical education students stand poised at the center of industry trends that will benefit them enormously. The country is embarking on a construction boom. In fact, according to a 2004 report published...
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Central Maine Community College
Central Maine Community College (CMCC) is a 2,000-student institution founded in 1963 that offers nearly 30 different major study fields, one of which is the Graphic Arts/Print Technology program. About 40 students enter this program each year, working...
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CNC Preparation Meets Manufacturing Opportunity
Innovative programs at Cape Fear Community College are targeting CNC training to meet diverse industry needs.A little over a year ago, the machining technology program at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) of Wilmington, North Carolina, was struggling...
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CNC Preparation Meets Manufacturing Opportunity: Innovative Programs at Cape Fear Community College Are Targeting CNC Training to Meet Diverse Industry Needs
A little over a year ago, the machining technology program at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) of Wilmington, North Carolina, was struggling to survive with just five students in two sections. What a difference a year can make! The college has added...
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Constructing an Excellent Career
The transcript from Camden County High School has three years of construction courses listed. The Georgia Tech diploma on the wall says that Scott Garrett graduated "With Highest Honors" four years later. What's right with this picture?"The construction...
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Constructing an Excellent Career: Scott Garrett Has Excelled in High School, College and the Workplace-And Career and Technical Education Has Helped Him Construct That Success
The transcript from Camden County High School has three years of construction courses listed. The Georgia Tech diploma on the wall says that Scott Garrett graduated "With Highest Honors" four years later. What's right with this picture? "The construction...
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Dealing with Disaster
This has been a year filled with an unprecedented number of natural disasters--from the tsunami in Asia, to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to the earthquake in Pakistan and November's killer tornado. The tsunami took an almost incomprehensible number...
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Dealing with Disaster
This has been a year filled with an unprecedented number of natural disasters-from the tsunami in Asia, to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to the earthquake in Pakistan and November's killer tornado. The tsunami took an almost incomprehensible number of...
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Electronic Prepress Technician Desktop (Digital) Specialist
Electronic prepress technicians use computers, workstations and other devices to prepare jobs for printing or output through other means. The process includes examining and evaluating incoming files to be sure they are suitable for reproduction, detecting...
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Electronic Prepress Technician Desktop (Digital) Specialist
Electronic prepress technicians use computers, workstations and other devices to prepare jobs for printing or output through other means. The process includes examining and evaluating incoming files to be sure they are suitable for reproduction, detecting...
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Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS)
Using project-based learning strategies, the Ford PAS program is helping students gain knowledge about real-life business issues.The members of a local rock band decide to quit their day jobs and devote their attention full time to their music careers....
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Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS): Using Project-Based Learning Strategies, the Ford PAS Program Is Helping Students Gain Knowledge about Real-Life Business Issues
The members of a local rock band decide to quit their day jobs and devote their attention full time to their music careers. They hire you as their business manager, and you need to do market research, analyze the results and give advice. How much money...
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From the Edge of Failure to Success
I saw Justin the other day at the YMCA, just as I was getting ready to climb on the exercise bike. We looked at each other as if to say, "Don't I know you from somewhere?" Then I realized he was a former student at the career center where I used to...
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Fundraising Efforts a Success in Kansas City!
With assistance from the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Support Fund Committee ACTE hosted a Networking and Fundraising Recept at the 2005 Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouiri. Funds raised at the reception and the cash prize drawing held...
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Home Building: It's Hot! the National Association of Home Builders Has This Message for Those Seeking a Good Career: "Make It Happen. Make It Real. Make It Work. Make It Pay. Make It Yours with Residential Construction!"
Do you have the right stuff?. It's a question being asked by many residential construction industry employers. The residential construction industry is a vital sector in virtually every local and state economy, creating jobs and generating taxes and...
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If the Want Is Strong, the How Will Come
Using benefits to market your school can create emotional attachment.Benefits sell. And yet, most marketing campaigns focus on features. Creating powerful benefit statements that project a clear picture of your programs, services and value in the community...
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If the Want Is Strong, the How Will Come: Using Benefits to Market Your School Can Create Emotional Attachment
Benefits sell. And yet, most marketing campaigns focus on features. Creating powerful benefit statements that project a clear picture of your programs, services and value in the community are the foundation of the communication needed to become enrollment...
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News Clips
"While the Boys Build, They Ponder Palettes"-The Washington Post, January 1, 2006.In its continuing series on the house being built by students in the Montgomery County, Maryland, public schools' construction and trades program, The Washington Post reports...
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Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTSingle-Label PrintersSeiko Instruments has added three full-functionality single-label printers to its flagship line. The new Smart Label Printers allow teachers, school administrators and students to create customized labels for research files,...
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Report on States' Testing of AYP Flexibility
The Center on Education Policy (CEP) says that new federal flexibility rules that changed the way states can determine whether schools have made adequate yearly progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind have made it easier for schools and districts...
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Report on States' Testing of AYP Flexibility
The Center on Education Policy (CEP) says that new federal flexibility rules that changed the way states can determine whether schools have made adequate yearly progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind have made it easier for schools and districts to...
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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Central Maine Community College
Central Maine Community College (CMCC) is a 2,000-student institution founded in 1963 that offers nearly 30 different major study fields, one of which is the Graphic Arts/Print Technology program. About 40 students enter this program each year, working...
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School Violence Rate Lowest since 1992
Violent crime rates in the nation's schools were unchanged between 2002 and 2003, and remained at about half those recorded in 1992. According to a report issued in November, the rate of in-school thefts declined from 95 per 1,000 students in 1992...
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School Violence Rate Lowest since 1992
Violent crime rates in the nation's schools were unchanged between 2002 and 2003, and remained at about half those recorded in 1992. According to a report issued in November, the rate of in-school thefts declined from 95 per 1,000 students in 1992 to...
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Start the Campaign
Although the second session of 109th Congress just recently started its work in earnest, Beltway insiders are preparing for a year that will be significantly affected by election-year politics. While November 7 may seem like a lifetime away, Members...
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The Career Academy Curriculum
Career academies are defined in recent research as a "structure" for delivering career and technical education. They are proving to be a very effective structure and are expanding nationwide due to a variety of new funding streams: federal small learning...
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The Career Academy Curriculum
Career academies are defined in recent research as a "structure" for delivering career and technical education. They are proving to be a very effective structure and are expanding nationwide due to a variety of new funding streams: federal small learning...
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The Effect of Tech Prep on Students' Speed toward Graduation
To prepare students for careers that will meet the challenges of a competitive workforce, students must make career decisions that will enable them to follow a program of study from high school into a postsecondary institution and into a productive...
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THE OTHER FOUR-YEAR Degree
Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center is connecting secondary education with apprenticeship and postsecondary training.It all began as a matter of "respect." In the mid 1990s, the media and many educators were telling parents that the only way...
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The Other Four-Year Degree: Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center Is Connecting Education with Apprenticeship and Postsecondary Training
It all began as a matter of "respect." In the mid 1990s, the media and many educators were telling parents that the only way their children could be successful was to be "on the college-prep track." There was little respect for skilled trades, and...
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The Technology of Architecture
Career and technical education is helping students draw up blueprints for success in architectural technology.The Pentagon is the world's largest office building and contains more than 3.7 million square feet of space. The average American home has about...
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The Technology of Architecture: Career and Technical Education Is Helping Students Draw Up Blueprints for Success in Architectural Technology
The Pentagon is the world's largest office building and contains more than 3.7 million square feet of space. The average American home has about 2,330 square feet. These buildings may seem to have little in common, but there are things they share,...
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What She Wants to Be
When Shona Horsley was a little girl, she loved to go to the garage with her grandfather and play with all the tools and equipment he owned."He was a millwright and could do just about everything," says Horsley. "While he would work on something, he...
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