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 2011 followed...
An Interview with Tim Sanders
ACTE: Let's talk a little about your history. You worked at Yahoo! for several years and you've had several different roles, such as chief solutions officer and leadership coach and also working with a think tank. Tell us more. TS: In my role at...
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...
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,...
Human Ingenuity: The Engine That Powers
If you have ever known firsthand an individual whose mind is wired with creativity, ambition, intensity and pure ingenuity, then you ran identify with the essence of those who are proudly recognized as entrepreneurs. According to Wikipedia, the term...
It's Not Business as Usual: New and Emerging Careers in Marketing, Finance, and Management
Recently, 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, so I was blown away by how much the men had to say about...
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,...
Milwaukee Area Technical College
SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1912, MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (MATC) has grown to become one of the Midwest's largest community-based technical colleges. Through its four campuses--Downtown Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis--MATC serves approximately...
Mission of Mercy Creates Smiles, Hands-On Opportunity for Students
BOARDING A BUS ON AN EARLY FEBRUARY MORNING this year, Tulsa Tech dental assistant students didn't know quite what to expect. Upon arriving at their worksite a short time later, they quickly realized they were in for a long, busy, crazy day. For many...
More Ways Than One: Career Education and the Pathway to a Well-Paying Job
One 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, "Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements...
R.E.S.P.E.C.T
ARETHA FRANKLIN 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 T.C.B.--taking care of business. Among the many other heavy responsibilities...
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...
The Job Revolution: Employment for Today and Tomorrow
In July 2010, more than 14 million Americans were unemployed. Yet about 3 million mainly STEM-related 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...