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. 84, No. 7, October

An Interview with Chef Jeff: Chef Jeff Will Be an ACTE General Session Speaker at the Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, November 19-21
ACTE: Can you give us a brief overview of what you'll speak about at the ACTE Annual Convention in November? JH: My talk is going to be about the power of potential and the importance of higher education and learning. I always go back to my story,...
Become an Advocate for Innovative Programs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, ACTE STAFF HAS MET WITH A FAIRLY LONG LIST OF NATIONS that have come to speak with us about the American career and technical education (CTE) system: China, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Greenland,...
Building a New Business Model: Monarch High Is One of 25 Schools Piloting the High School of Business Program, an Accelerated Business Administration Program That Uses a Heavily Project-Based Pedagogy to Teach a Curriculum Modeled after College Business Administration Programs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] KATE HAGGARD DREAMS OF ONE DAY RUNNING HER OWN RESTAURANT, but first the Monarch High School senior must digest concepts like surplus, speculatory risk, equilibrium and contingency plan. Haggard, 17, is one of 90 students...
CTE Down Under
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 1992, the governments of Australia made a landmark decision to work together on a national approach to career and technical education (CTE), known in Australia as vocational education and training (VET), and to firmly establish...
E-Connect
PLNS, OR PERSONALIZED LEARNING NETWORKS, ARE THE LATEST FAD THAT JUST MIGHT STICK. With Web 2.0 tools, it's easy to locate Web sites, blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Twitter users, Facebook friends and others who share your interests to create a customized...
Exporting U.S. CTE Goods and Services: Success in the Global Economy Requires That the United States Looks at External as Well as Internal Markets If It Is Going to Reduce Unemployment and the Trade Deficit
The United States needs to develop and implement systematic programs to market Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (1) models internationally--the way other nations have. The short- and long-term social, political and economic implications...
Facing a Flat World
WHEN TOM FRIEDMAN PUBLISHED HIS BOOK THE WORLD IS FLAT IN 2005, the conversation began to change. First business and industry began to talk about the impact of the message and what it would mean to their future workforce needs. Then the government...
Haiti's Economic Growth Initiative and CTE
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Foreign aid has been very instrumental in bolstering career and technical education (CTE) programming in improverished nations. In the past, international agencies like the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural...
How Career and Technical Education Can Jumpstart a New Industry: Chinese Government Turns to Career-Focused Schools in Maryland for Video Game Industry Training
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While career and technical education (CTE) has been an important part of the U.S. education system for decades, other countries have been slower to adopt and develop similar types of training. Realizing that CTE is crucial...
Mitchell Technical Institute
MITCHELL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MTI), PART OF THE MITCHELL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA, opened in 1968, and since that time has graduated more than 13,000 students. The school offers 17 associate degree programs and six one-year technical...
Noted CTE Teacher Leads Team on Arlington Cemetery Project
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THIS SUMMER, ACTE TEACHER OF THE YEAR JIM SCOTT, six students and another teacher from Tolles Career and Technical Center visited Washington, D.C., to volunteer for a project called "Renewal and Remembrance"...
Ooh la la! Oklahoma Culinary Programs Cook Up Great Partnerships with French Counterparts
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Bonjour, merci, au revoir were heard in France but with an odd Oklahoma accent. The dream of the Franco-Oklahoma partnership was being realized. It all began over a year ago when Chantal Manes, now from the French Ministry...
Propane and Natural Gas Technician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PROPANE AND NATURAL GAS TECHNICIANS may be responsible for installing, maintaining, operating and repairing propane or natural gas distribution systems and equipment for residential, commercial and...
Proposed ACTE Bylaws Amendments 2009
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 1,000 members or more shall serve on the ACTE Board of Directors. The ACTE...
The European Union: Supporting Technical and Vocational Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) HAS PUT IN PLACE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING (TVET) (1) in order to enhance economic and social development and employment inside the EU. An EU report...
The Promise of the College and Career Transitions Initiative: CCTI, Utilizing the Organizational Work of the Career Clusters Project, Developed a Common Definition for Career Pathways and Provided a Template Outlining Both Academic and CTE Course Sequences in a Career Pathway
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO SINGLE PROGRAM OR IDEA THAT WILL FIX THE ENTIRE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, findings from the national demonstration project College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI) demonstrate considerable promise...
Working Smart through Community Service Learning
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RECENTLY KICKED OFF AN INITIATIVE CALLED UNITED WE SERVE, a rallying call to all Americans to serve in their communities. He also has set a goal for all middle and high school students to perform 50...