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. 83, No. 7, October

Academy Promotes Leadership for Women in Construction
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (NCCER) AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION (NAWIC) are partnering to host a leadership academy designed to help women be more effective leaders...
ACTE Bylaws: 2008 Proposed Amendments
Article III--Membership A. Eligibility Any individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for membership. B. Classification of Members The Association shall consist of four (4) classes of membership:...
An Interview with Willard Daggett: ACTE's Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo Is Fast Approaching. This Professional Development and Networking Event Will Be Held December 4-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. One of the Presenters ACTE Will Be Bringing to You Is Willard Daggett, President of the International Center for Leadership in Education
ACTE: So what are the latest education and workforce trends that your projects and studies have uncovered? WD: Well, the most overriding finding is that the academic skills in the workplace today, even for entry-level jobs, have actually surpassed...
Back to School: Time-Saving and Organization Tips
ACCORDING TO AN OLD ADAGE, "THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT," and teachers know all too well that time wasted is time spent not teaching. It is the hope of every teacher that each student takes as much from the class experience as possible. But this...
Bunker Hill Community College
AT BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (BHCC) IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, an award-winning partnership helps students to achieve a two-year accredited associate in science degree with a focus on electric power utility technology. The partnership between BHCC,...
Dare to Lead
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE over the past several months to participate in many of the ACTE state association and regional conferences. It is always enjoyable and informative for me to meet and talk with so many career and technical education...
Doubling the Opportunity for Success
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The teenage years are notorious as a time of impatience, but that isn't always a bad thing because what some teenagers don't want to wait for is getting the education they need for a career. Dual enrollment programs are a...
Dual Enrollment in Georgia's High Schools and Technical Colleges
Promoting access to college for increasing numbers of high school students and providing the academic foundation for success in colleges, workplaces and communities are widely held goals for students, parents, educators and policymakers across the...
Electric Power Line Installer/repairer
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ELECTRIC POWER LINE INSTALLERS AND REPAIRERS WORK ON THE VAST NETWORK OF WIRES AND CABLES that provide customers with electric power. Line installers may construct new utility poles and towers or dig underground trenches to...
Implementing Perkins: This Is the First in a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Implementation of Perkins in the States
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It is hard to believe it has been more than two years since the "new" Perkins Act was signed into law. It really can't be considered new anymore! States, school districts and secondary and postsecondary institutions have spent...
Meet the 2008 Cliff Weiss Memorial Essay Contest Winners
ACTE ASKED SECONDARY STUDENTS, "HOW WOULD YOU COMMUNICATE THE IMPACT AND IMPORTANCE OF CTE RELATED TO YOUR COMMUNITY?" ACTE ASKED POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS, "HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE TYPE OF PROGRAMS AND COURSE CONTENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION...
Navigating the Elections Maze
LAST MONTH'S CAPITOL VIEW HIGHLIGHTED LAGGING CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESS related to education and workforce priorities and an appeal that advocates get involved in the upcoming elections by asking candidates to include CTE in their campaigns. This article...
Pennsylvania's Career Support Tools: An Asset to Students, Parents, the Workplace and Economy: The Job Marketplace Can Be a Cruel Place for Those without the Right Skill and Knowledge for Quality Employment. Those without the Right Skills May Not Find Employment or Spend Several Years "Churning" I.E., Going from One Low-Paying Dead-End Job to Another
FORTUNATE IS THE STUDENT WHO HAS A FIRM IDEA OF A CAREER PATH THAT IS RIGHT FOR HIM OR HER. They will likely move through their working life with satisfaction. In contrast to those with a clear career direction there are others who have little or no...
Rekindling Success: Star Academy Acceleration Program Aims to Raise At-Risk Students' Academics, Self-Esteem
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SUCCESS IS NOT JUST A WORD; IT IS AN EXPERIENCE. It is something felt from deep within and stays with you no matter the circumstance. It is the feeling you get when a family member brags about the positive things you have...
Send Students Anywhere without Leaving the Classroom: Virtual Reality in CTE: Virtual Reality Aims to Simulate a 3-D Location through Computer-Generated Imagery and to Give Users a Powerful Sense of "Being There," Taking Control, and Interacting Personally with the Environment and Its Contents through One or More Senses Such as Vision, Hearing and Touch
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR STUDENTS TO EXPLORE TODAY? Inside an airplane cockpit, a prototype car, a submarine, or a computer? How about an operating room in a large metropolitan hospital, a late-night emergency response location on a isolated country...
Study: Dual Enrollment Can Benefit a Broad Range of Students
Dual enrollment programs that enable high schoolers to enroll in college courses and earn college credit can positively influence students in career and technical education (CTE) programs, according to a recent study by the Community College Research...
The Modern Challenge for Employment Seekers
THE FIRST THING GRADUATES MUST UNDERSTAND is how different today's workplace is from what it was for most of the 20th century. Most of them don't understand this, and their approach to finding employment is essentially the same as their parents' generation....
The National Career and Technical Education Research Agenda
ESTABLISHING A CURRENT RESEARCH AGENDA WITH KEY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IS CRUCIAL for the continuous development of career and technical education (CTE) programs that meet the needs of students, industry and society. Research frameworks for CTE were developed...
The Strategic Value of Dual Enrollment Programs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There are many strategic benefits that can be derived from a partnership program between a community college and regional high schools to offer early college credit to qualified students. Institutional research at North Iowa...