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. 6, September

ACTE's National Leadership Forum Addresses the Re-Skilling of America
THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION HELD A NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM in June to discuss the invaluable role that career and technical education (CTE) plays in preparing the nation's workforce. Leaders from business and industry, high-level...
An Interview with Matthew Crawford: An Interview with Matthew Crawford, Author of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. the Book Is about His Experiences as a Philosopher (He Holds a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy) Turned Motorcycle Mechanic
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ACTE: Could you please tell us the premise of your book? MC: I'd say it's an attempt to speak up for the honor of the manual trades and say that that kind of work can be worth choosing. ACTE: What are some of the factors...
Attend the Annual Convention on a Shoestring Budget
ACTE's Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo is headed to Nashville, Tennessee, November 19-21. ACTE is putting together a great lineup of speakers, sessions and exhibitors to give you the inspiration, information and ideas to take back to your schools....
Career and Technical Education: Pursuing a Pipeline for the New Green Collar Workforce
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As the white- and blue-collar jobs are thinning because of the economic downturn, the economy is being rejuvenated by a new color of collar jobs--green. Green jobs encompass a range of skills, educational backgrounds and occupational...
CTE and Economic Recovery
THERE'S NO DENYING THAT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) IS AN INTEGRAL PARTNER in helping our country get back on its feet. A strong and skilled workforce is essential for the nation's success because our economy depends on brainpower and our...
CTE and the Economy-Finding the Upside in the Downside
The economic news recently has been dire--from growing unemployment numbers to the slashing of state and local budgets. Schools have been forced to look at cost cutting measures from larger classes to the elimination of some programs. A March 13 story...
Dietetic Technician
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DIETETIC TECHNICIANS MAY WORK INDEPENDENTLY OR IN TEAMS WITH REGISTERED DIETICIANS in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. Under the supervision of dieticians, they may plan and produce meals based on established...
E-Connect
CONTINUING EDUCATION IS AT THE BASIS OF AMERICA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY, and educators are not exempt from the need to acquire new and up-to-date skills. The following are online certificate and degree programs that can improve your credentials. Learn...
Expanding Horizons: Helping Students Redefine Educational and Career Opportunities
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEACHERS, COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS PLAY A HUGE ROLE IN HELPING STUDENTS and their families select the right college and career path. Guiding future graduates who aren't interested in a traditional college education...
How States Are Using ARRA Money for CTE
This year has been a very difficult one for the average American worker. Many of us have seen significant job losses in our communities, particularly in fields that appeared relatively stable a short time ago. There is no doubt that this past year...
Linking CTE to Today's Economy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] YOU AND I KNOW THAT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN TODAY'S ECONOMY by training the workforce of tomorrow and retraining the workforce of today, but are we taking full advantage of the opportunities...
Registered Apprenticeship: Stepping Up to the President's Challenge
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In President Obama's inaugural address to Congress, he spoke about the role the workforce and education systems and Registered Apprenticeship will play in preparing U.S. workers to succeed in today's global market. The president...
The Future of Jobs and Careers
Today's long-term jobs crisis is not about the current financial meltdown. It is about an accelerating talent showdown. The basic cause is that unprecedented technological advances are ever more rapidly transforming the world of work. The global economy...
The PSI Score Card: Determining When to Close a CTE Program
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS TIME TO EITHER GIVE A PROGRAM EXTRA ATTENTION OR PERHAPS CLOSE IT? That problem faces many career and technical education (CTE) programs and there is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all solution....
The Role of Career Academies in Education Improvement
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A CTE Issue Briefs are designed to highlight the role of career and technical education (CTE) in a broader issue of national interest. Each brief is designed to strengthen the voice of CTE related to the specific issue and...
The Value of Math-in-CTE
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ALWAYS MINDFUL OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, THE SEACOAST SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY made a commitment to be one of the first career and technical education centers in the state of New Hampshire to implement Math-in-CTE. A team consisting...
Trends and Perceptions of Female Agriscience Teachers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE DEMAND FOR "VOCATIONAL EDUCATION" TEACHERS BEGAN WITH THE FIRST CURRICULUM OFFERINGS for boys studying farming. Since that time, the complete spectrum of vocational education (now career and technical education (CTE))...