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. 75, No. 7, October

Apathy: Our Biggest Enemy
I sometimes get the sense that a very few people in career and technical education are carrying the weight for many others. The members of ACTE represent only a fraction of all career and technical educators in the nation, but all career and technical...
Bringing IT into the Classroom
From one educator to others: how you can not only keep up with the rapidly changing pace of today's technology, but expand your horizons as well. Technology changes rapidly, and schools consistently struggle to keep up with the latest hardware and...
Executive Directions Apathy: Our Biggest Enemy
I sometimes get the sense that a very few people in career and technical education are carrying the weight for many others. The members of ACTE represent only a fraction of all career and technical educators in the nation, but all career and technical...
Filling the Gap
With a projected 840,000 IT positions going unfilled this year alone, more companies are working with schools to increase the flow of skilled workers into the IT pipeline. A career in information technology (IT) was never really on Ashira Jones'...
H-1B Grants to Ease Tech Worker Shortage
Approximately $45 million in grant funding is up for grabs in an effort to ease the shortage of skilled technical workers, thanks to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). With nearly half the IT positions...
In Search of a Highly Skilled Workforce
As we enter the new century, many challenges still face higher education challenges that create opportunities for resourceful educators to demonstrate their creativity and problem-solving skills to address the current and projected IT worker shortage....
"IT's" Everywhere
It's everywhere you look, everywhere you turn. On billboards, on the radio, in newspapers and magazines--all you hear and see are new Web sites and technology products developed to make your life easier. With this Information Technology explosion,...
Job Categories and Education Requirements in Information Technology
Facts About IT Information Technology (IT) is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. Almost all employers, from the largest...
Learning Lessons
Getting IT employers more involved in the national school-to-work movement is the main goal of the Education Development Center's Techforce Initiative. Two of those involved with the project share with Techniques the strides made and the lessons learned...
Midwestern Schools Tops in Technology Sophistication
Small, rural schools are not the technological laggards they are often stereotyped to be-in fact, such schools in the Midwest lead the nation in technology sophistication, according to a recent study conducted by a leading education research company....
Not So "Geeky" Anymore
"Geek" and "nerd" are no longer negative labels for IT professionals. With higher visibility and more influence, they can easily ignore the stereotype or use it in fun. "I remember being called a `nerd' and taking it as a compliment--I guess that...
On the Fast Track
A look at what 10 savvy states are doing to ensure that their students are able to access high-skill, high-wage IT career opportunities in 2001 and beyond. The National Association of State Directors of Vocational and Technical Education consortium...
Partner Point of View: We're in This Together
COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED. Look in today's newspaper or on any of the popular job sites on the Internet and you will find those three words in just about every ad. It doesn't matter whether the job is for a computer support specialist or marketing...
Proposed Bylaws Changes
Several amendments have been submitted to the Bylaws Committee for consideration and vote by the ACTE Assembly of Delegates at the annual convention in San Diego Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. There will be an open forum to discuss these proposals Friday,...
Proposed Bylaws Changes
Several amendments have been submitted to the Bylaws Committee for consideration and vote by the ACTE Assembly of Delegates at the annual convention in San Diego Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. There will be an open forum to discuss these proposals Friday,...
The 21st Century Classroom
Not long ago, the chalkboard served as the primary way for a teacher to relay written information to students. But today's career and technical teachers are finding IT playing a larger role in their classrooms. In Ron Finney's automotive classes...
What's New
RESOURCES Personal Web Search Galaxy, an Internet directory service based in Austin, Tex., has launched MyGalaxy.com, a feature allowing users to personalize their searches on the Web by category. With MyGalaxy.com, users can receive free e-mail...