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. 8, November/December

Advisory Committees Provide Job Insurance
MANY OF US HAVE HEALTH, life, car and home owners insurance, but how many career and technical education (GTE) educators and administrators have job insurance? Over the years, I have worked with schools across the country and whenever I hear about a...
An Interview with Key ACTE Annual Convention Speakers
ACTE: Mr. McNulty, tell our listeners a little bit about yourself and what you do.RM: I'm currently the president of the International Center for Leadership in Education. The GEO ofthat company is Bill Daggett. We are an educational research and professional...
Cte Credentialing Certifies Success
According to Webster's Dictionary, a credential is something that gives a title to credit or confidence. The certificates and diplomas earned in career and technical education (GTE) are providing students with both the credits to help them find success...
E-Connect
CERTIFICATIONS ARE A PORTABLE WAY OF ASSESSING AND VALIDATING AN INDIVIDUAL'S SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN MANY CAREER FIELDS. Not only is certification necessary for many career and technical education (GTE) students as they progress in their career pathways,...
Engage Online with Acte
* Seen on the Blog"Struggling readers often find themselves far behind their classmates. Due to the fact that the difficulty of school reading material has increased faster than their ability to read, they find themselves frustrated, and in turn give...
Ensuring Candidates Hear the CTE Call
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS and many other federal, state and local elections are months away. Why, then, am I writing about the issue now? Now is the time to ensure these potential elected officials know you, your program and why career and technical...
Growing the Economy by UP-SKILLING the American Worker
Job creation! We hear about it everywhere, especially from Washington, D.G.Job creation is what America needs; however that is not the full story. Job creation is just the beginning of the story to address how America responds to workforce needs today...
Hydroponic Garden Promotes Hands-On Learning, Healthy Eating
THE CARL D. PERKINS CAREER TECHNICAL Improvement Act of 2006 encourages integration of academic instruction to improve student learning, impact employment skills of students, and enhance problem-solving skills by using authentic realworld situations....
Illinois workNet System, NOCTI Partner for REAL-WORLD CREDENTIALS
Credentials, credentialing systems and credentialing agencies have taken on a level of significance that has propelled the visibility of the topic into the mainstream media. This focus on credentials is a result of a larger issue; employers want workers...
It's Not Too Late to Register for the Annual Convention!
Pre-registration is now closed for the 2011 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, November 17-19, in St. Louis, Missouri, but it's not too late to register! You can register on-site by visiting the registration area located in halls 4 and 5 of the...
Leadership: It's Everyone's Business
IF WE BELIEVE THAT LEADERS ARE BORN NOT MADE7 why worry about leadership? We either have it or we don't. And if we don't have the necessary traits, then leadership is someone else's problem. We simply need to follow. I happen to have a different belief....
Manufacturing Careers, Skilled Workers and the Economy
In order to jumpstart our economy, "Made in the U.S.A." needs to be synonymous with in-demand, high-quality products sold throughout the world. Recognizing the importance of the manufacturing industry and its connection to a healthy economy, President...
Psychiatric Technician
PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIANS PROVIDE HANDS-ON CARE to people who are mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed, monitoring their conditions, carrying out doctors' instructions and working with other medical staff. Their duties may include basic nursing,...
The CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE: The Foundation for Stackable Credentials
At its first meeting in January 2004, the Career Readiness Certificate Consortium was comprised of high-level government representatives from Virginia and its neighboring states. All founding members agreed on the need for a portable skill credential...
The Value of ACTE
I7M GETTING EXCITED ABOUT OUR ANNUAL CONVENTION AND CAREERTECH EXPO!It's only a matter of weeks until the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will be in St. Louis, and we will have the opportunity to participate in some great professional...
Using Media to Broaden Students' Knowledge about Career Choices
"A SIMPLE TOOL EXISTS THAT RESEARCH INDICATES CAN BE MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN ANY OTHER WHEN SHAPING THE CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF ADOLESCENTS, YET IT IS RARELY INCORPORATED INTO CAREER EDUCATION CURRICULUM. THIS TOOL IS MEDIA."WHY DO SO MANY TEENS SAY "A PEDIATRICIAN"...
West Hills College Coalinga
SERVING THE WEST SIDE OF CALIFORNIA'S SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, West Hills Community College District serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students at its West Hills College Coalinga and West Hills College Lemoore campuses. Many students are enrolled in online...
Your Vote, Your Voice
ACTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012 ELECTIONSFrom November 18, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. ET December 19, 2011, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will elect officers for the following Board of Directors positions:* President-Elect:Serves...