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. 85, No. 8, November/December

ACTE Board of Directors 2011 Elections
From December 3, 2010-January 1, 2011, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will elect officers for the following Board of Directors positions:* PRESIDENT-ELECT:Serves a one-year term beginning in July 201 1 followed by...
An Interview with Tim Sanders
Tim Sanders, who was a top executive at Yahoo!, will be speaking at the Association for Career and Technical Education's Annual Convention in Las Vegas, December 2-4.ACTE: Let's talk a little about your history. You worked at Yahoo! for several years...
CTE Students See THE GREEN in New Construction Jobs
The construction industry has long been a leader in predicting economic prosperity and in responding to customers' needs. The last few years have been no exception, especially for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In these last few years,...
E-Connect
IT CAN BE CHALLENGING FOR TEACHERS TO DEVELOP CURRICULA for careers in up-and-coming and highly technical fields. The following innovative programs in three flourishing career areas make the most of online presentations, video and lesson plans that teachers...
Emerging Careers Come into Focus
When career and technical education (CTE) began, known then as vocational technical education, only those with the most vivid imaginations and creative minds could envision it as it is today. Many of today's jobs didn't even exist when the baby boomers...
Funeral Director
FUNERAL DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE removing the deceased to a mortuary, preparing the body, performing a ceremony that addresses the needs of the family, preparing an obituary, and carrying out the final disposition of the body. The American...
Higher Education Act: Supporting Student Postsecondary Options
THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT(HEA) was originally passed and signed into law in 1965 and was most recently reauthorized in 2008 as the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. It is the law that authorizes most federal postsecondary education programs, including...
It's Not Business as Usual
New and Emerging Careers in Marketing, Finance, and ManagementRecently, while watching a minor-league baseball game, I overheard two men behind me having a lengthy conversation about e-readers. I had never given Kindles, Nooks, or even iPads much thought,...
Merging Occupations: Employers Want Employees Who Are Multi-Skilled
Educators at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) in Mesa, Arizona, are always looking to industry leaders for guidance on how to educate and prepare students for new, emerging careers. But sometimes, it's not a matter of a new industry emerging,...
Mission of Mercy Creates Smiles, Hands-On Opportunity for Students
THE CLINIC WAS DESIGNED TO MEET THE CRITICAL NEEDS OF DENTAL PATIENTS OF All AGES BY PROVIDING FREE DENTAL CARE TO AS MANY ADULTS AND CHILDREN AS TIME, VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPLIES WOULD ALLOW.BOARDING A BUS ON AN EARLY FEBRUARY MORNING this year, Tulsa Tech...
More Ways Than One
Career Education and the Pathway to a Well-Paying JobOne of the most important components to the discussion of emerging careers is the recognition that the American economy will need an increasingly skilled workforce. According to the recent report,...
R.E.S.P.E.C.T
ARETHA FRANKUN MAY NOT BE A MEMBER OF YOUR SCHOOL'S STAFF, but those who are probably feel the same way when it comes to R.E.S.P.E.C.T. They would like it to be an element of TCB. - taking care of business. Among the many other heavy responsibilities...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Milwaukee Area Technical College
SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1912, MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (MATC) has grown to become one of the Midwest's largest communitybased technical colleges. Through its four campuses - Downtown Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis - MATC serves approximately...
Stress a Factor in Students' Bad Eating Habits
STUDENTS OFTEN EXPERIENCE multiple stressors in their lives, including peer pressures, family issues, self-esteem concerns, extra-curricular activities and schoolwork. Often they do not recognize the relationship this may have to eating habits and potential...
The Engine That Powers HUMAN INGENUITY
If you have ever known firsthand an individual whose mind is wired with creativity, ambition, intensity and pure ingenuity, then you can identify with the essence of those who are proudly recognized as entrepreneurs. According to Wikipedia, the term...
The Job Revolution: Employment for Today and Tomorrow
In July 2010, more than 14 million Americans were unemployed. Yet about 3 million mainly STEMrelated jobs were vacant across the U.S. economy. More firms are beginning to report that even though there are huge numbers of available workers, those workers...
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum
J. ABNER PEDDIWELL, in his tongue-in-cheek book The Saber-Tooth Curriculum, describes the earliest attempts to educate children in the Stone Age. The three subjects taught in the first schools were:* Fish-Grabbing-With-The-Bare-Hands - Since fish were...