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. 6, September

Advocacy on the Front Lines of CTE
Career and technical education (CTE) in the 21st century is more relevant and rigorous than ever before. It prepares students to compete in the global workplace, it inspires lifelong learning, and it helps prevent at-risk students from dropping out...
Air Traffic Controller
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WORK WITHIN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE system to ensure the safety of aviation passengers by coordinating the movement of air traffic--including takeoffs and landings--to make sure that planes stay a safe distance apart. They direct...
Air Traffic Controller
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WORK WITHIN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE system to ensure the safety of aviation passengers by coordinating the movement of air traffic - including takeoffs and landings - to make sure that planes stay a safe distance apart. They direct...
An Interview with Leo Reddy Chairman and CEO of MSSC
ACTE: Tell us more about the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). LR: MSSC was formed under an act of Congress, the National Skills Standards Act of 1994. It set up a National Skills Standards Board chaired by the U.S. Secretaries of Labor,...
An Interview with Leo Reddy, Chairman and CEO of MSSC
ACTE: Tell us more about the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).LR: MSSC was formed under an act of Congress, the National Skills Standards Act of 1994. It set up a National Skills Standards Board chaired by the U.S. Secretaries of Labor,...
A Story That Mirrors Many
WE ALL HAVE A STORY ABOUT A STUDENT who achieved much success after completing a career and technical education (CIE) program. A student we knew would find a career pathway and succeed if he or she were given the right motivation and opportunity....
Career and Technical Education: Show Us the Buck, We'll Show You the Bang!
Has your career and technical education (GTE) program been feeling the financial pinch lately? In these tough economic times, education across the nation has felt more cuts than sliced deli meat. Adult and CTE programs in California have been cut approximately...
E-Connect
SOCIAL MEDIA IS A QUICK AND EASY TOOL FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) ADVOCACY. The following resources will help you locate legislators who need to get the CTE message, and target media who can communicate CTE success stories to the public....
E-Connect
SOCIAL MEDIA IS A QUICK AND EASY TOOL FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) ADVOCACY. The following resources will help you locate legislators who need to get the CTE message, and target media who can communicate CTE success stories to the public....
Engage Online with Acte
Seen on the Blog"Workers (employed, unemployed and dislocated) have multiple affinities that can be turned into careers. What these employers are dealing with is a recycling of people who are not passionate about their work. Workforce development organizations,...
Hershey Helps Students Taste Their Future
IT TAKES ONE SWEET COMPANY TO MAKE AN INDUSTRY collaboration work! Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is that company! Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is best known for its resort and entertainment entities: Hershevpark Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge...
How to Use Social Media as an Advocacy Tool
When Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he not only used a grassroots campaign to reach out to his constituents, he also utilized social media. President Obama is often referred as the "Social Media President" because of how he used Twitter and...
Leadership Forum Focuses on Closing Skill Gap
THE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) FOUNDATION hosted its annual National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., on June 16. The event focused on the best practices and policy changes needed to support closing the skill gap in today's new economy....
Maryland's Library Public Awareness Campaign for CTE
Career and technical education (CTE) has grown and changed tremendously over the past 20 years. While great strides have been made in upgrading CTE in Maryland, many parents, students, policymakers and community members were not familiar with the "new...
Measuring the Return on Investment for CTE
Career and technical education (CTE) is increasingly being seen as a major contributor to the recovery of the U.S. economy. However, questions exist as to the effectiveness and impact of CTE. One is whether the federal investment (Carl D. Perkins Act)...
Now Is the Time to Advocate for Cte
This year has been a very frustrating year for career and technical education (CTE) advocates across the country. We have experienced significant funding reductions for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins), not to mention...
Now Is the Time: To Advocate for CTE
This year has been a very frustrating year for career and technical education (GTE) advocates across the country. We have experienced significant funding reductions for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins), not to mention...
Pride in Our Profession: Together We Make It Work
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT--these are trying times for education and it seems like we're under fire from every direction. Funding, performance and overall effectiveness are just a few of the shots taken almost daily and reported by the...
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Article IV--Organizational Structure B. Divisions 1. Each Division shall elect a vice president from the membership of the Division. The term of office shall be three years. Vice presidents from Divisions with 750 members or more shall serve...
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Article IV - Organizational StructureB. Divisions1. Each Division shall elect a vice president from the membership of the Division. The term of office shall be three years. Vice presidents from Divisions with 750 members or more shall serve on the Association...
The Community Must Work for CET: NASDCTEc's "CTE: Learning That Works for America" Campaign Calls on CET Community to Advocate
Funding threats have long loomed over career and technical education (CTE). However, congressional advocates have faithfully preserved investments in CTE--until fiscal year 2011. Despite many years of unwavering bipartisan support, even the most coveted...
The COMMUNITY Must Work for CTE
NASDCTEc's "CTE: Learning that works for America" campaign calls on CTE community to advocateFunding threats have long loomed over career and technical education (CTE). However, congressional advocates have faithfully preserved investments in CTE - until...
The Power of Many, the Influence of One
TWO YEARS AGO, I WROTE AN ADVOCACY SERIES in this Techniques Capitol View column. Since that time, Tech Prep program funding has been eliminated from the federal budget and Basic State grants were cut as well. All of this is during an economic time...
University of Alaska at Anchorage
NOT ONLY HAS THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) recognized the aviation program at the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) on its Promising Practices and Programs Web page, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also...
University of Alaska at Anchorage
NOT ONLY HAS THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ACTE) recognized the aviation program at the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) on its Promising Practices and Programs Web page, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also...
Using Bell Ringers in the CTE Classroom
"WHAT ARE WE DOING TODAY, MRS. B?" As a health services technology instructor at Northwest Technical School in Maryville. Missouri, for five years, I have repeatedly heard this question from my students as soon as they hit their seats. My responses...
War of the Generation: Reentering the Underemployed Workforce
AS WE MOVE OUT OF THE FIRST GREAT RECESSION of the 21st century and the job market begins to return slowly, we are faced with an increasingly new dynamic for job seekers--the war of the generations. Millennials are seeking to enter for the first time,...
War of the Generations: Reentering the Underemployed Workforce
AS WE MOVE OUT OF THE FIRST GREAT RECESSION of the 21st century and the job market begins to return slowly, we are faced with an increasingly new dynamic for job seekers - the war of the generations. Millennials are seeking to enter for the first time;...