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. 77, No. 8, November-December

2002 Career Tech Expo Exhibitor List
Discover a wealth of products and services for your schools and classrooms from more than 250 exhibitors at the Career Tech Expo. Get firsthand experience with new technology at numerous hands-on workshops on the show floor throughout the convention!...
Capitol View
In addition to the upcoming reauthorization of the Perkins Act, another area of interest and importance to ACTE is the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which is also scheduled for reauthorization next year. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 represents...
Castrol GTX Will Honor Top Automotive Service Students. (Front and Center)
Eight of the country's most talented automotive service students will have the unique opportunity to serve as honorary members of John Force's Castrol GTX Funny Car crew at designated National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) races. The Castrol GTX Top Techs...
Comparing Administrators' Salaries to Teachers' Salaries. (Front and Center)
What is the difference between the salary of a relatively new administrator and an experienced teacher? Not much according to a study recently released by the Educational Research Service (ERS). There is as little as a four percent difference in...
Convention Planning Highlights Guide. (Experience the Magic)
Plan your convention program today. Visit www.acteonline.org on the Web for complete program details! Keynote Speakers Benjamin Zander Be wowed by a spectacular opening presentation by the renowned conductor and founder of the Boston Philharmonic...
Democrat Miller Reports on Rhetoric vs. Reality in Education Support. (in Washington)
He helped write the No Child Left Behind Act, but now Rep. George Miller of California is questioning whether President Bush and congressional Republicans are pushing for budgets that shortchange the commitments that were made by the act. Miller,...
Division Report New and Related Service
The New and Related Services Division New and Related Services (NRS) is the division that was created to provide a growing place for smaller groups of individuals who support the philosophy and activities of ACTE, but who do not fit into the existing...
Editor's Note
As we have entered the new millennium, we have also embarked upon a new journey in technology. Many new technologies are emerging and some old technology is being refined and perfected. From lasers to holograms to alternative energy production, career...
Explaining ACTE's New Online Member Benefits. (ACTE Online)
What is Online Discussion Technology? ACTE's new Web site provides significant new benefits for your membership dues dollars. One of these benefits is the ability for members to "converse" with each other online on subjects of common interest. This...
Exploring Sources of Career and Technical Training: For-Profit Career Colleges-A Part of the Future
Preparing for a career is a major step in anyone's life. A lot of thought must be given and counsel sought in order to make the most appropriate choice. Whether a person is a soon-to-be or recent high school graduate or a mature worker looking to make...
Light Learning: One of the Most Exciting Things about Career and Technical Education (CTE)is the Way New Technology-And a Need for Qualified People in the Workplace to Use the Technology-Shows Up Quickly in the Classroom. Responding to an Industry Requirement for Workers Who Know Photonics-The Transmission of Information through Light-Several Breakthrough Programs Are Now Offering Young People a Path to This Bright Future
Invisible Technology Photonics is the study, research and development of equipment and concepts used in the transmission of information through light, including fiber optics and experimental laser technologies. Optics, the use of glass and high-tech...
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
As a regional career development and technology center, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Jamison, Pa., provides both high school students and adults with advanced technical training. The center serves the Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock...
New Mexico Junior College
What course of study would you expect to include these classes: Technical Physics, Technical Mathematics, English Fundamentals for Specialized Programs, Human Relations and Composition and Rhetoric? Would you believe they are all part of the course...
Parkside High Schools
Maryland's Eastern Shore is the home of the secondary program that was honored with the 2001 Automotive Award for Excellence from the Automotive Industry Planning Council. Parkside High School's automotive technology program has been in existence since...
President's Perspective
In the book, Gung Ho, by Ken Blanchard, when Andy Longclaw asks Peggy Sinclair, "Why do squirrels work so hard?" Peggy answers by saying that the squirrels are motivated. Why are the squirrels so motivated? Squirrels work hard because their work is...
Region Report Region III
Region III By road it is 1,129 miles from Hallock, Minnesota, to New Albany, Indiana. Region III is not the largest of the ACTE regions nor the most populous. But this collection of six states, each with its own characteristics, is a collaboration...
Technology Education Tackles Energy Crisis: In a Unique Career and Technical Education Program in Mesa, Arizona, Students Are Learning about New Energy Technologies-And Are Being Given the Opportunity to Envision a Future of Renewable, Non-Polluting Energy Sources
Imagine a sports car that exhausts cleaner air than the atmosphere we breathe, a lawnmower that trims grass without a carburetor and a city that uses its wastewater and garbage to power a fleet of municipal vehicles. Is such a world possible? According...
Technology, Students and Faculty ... How to Make It Happen! How Can New Ideas and Technology Be Implemented on Campus? First You Start with "The Plan," Then You Have to Encourage Buy-In from Students and Faculty
We needed a plan! As we looked toward the task of continual integration of technology across campus, a question came to mind: What is the definition of technology? In trying to define it, we found that it was possible that there is not an accurate...
The Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Fluor Fernald Partnership: In Greater Cincinnati, a Company's Partnership with Career and Technical Education Helps Prepare Its Workers for New Careers as Their Current Jobs Are Phased out. (It Works)
Fluor Corporation is a global building and services corporation that has the responsibility for cleaning up the nuclear waste facility in Fernald, Ohio, just west of Cincinnati. The cleanup is contracted through the Department of Energy. Originally,...
The New Automotive Service Technician-This Is Not Your Father's Mechanic: Forget the Old "Grease Monkey" Stereotype. It Was an Unfair and Insulting Name in the Past and Is Even More of a Misnomer for Today's Automotive Professionals. These Technicians Now Work on Complex Machines That Are Filled with Computers and High-Tech Equipment-The Automobiles of the 21st Century. (Automative Service)
"Technology is the science that produces more and more inventions and less and less mechanics to service them." That quote from author Evan Esar is from 1967, and with the fast track that technology has been on in recent years, it may be even more...
Trident Technical College
Since its establishment in 1964 as part of a statewide system, Trident Technical College--which began as the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Technical Education Center--has experienced a merger and an ongoing expansion. Today, with an enrollment of...