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. 87, No. 7, October

2012 National Leadership Forum
Two key themes emerged from the 2012 National Leadership Forum: Taking Business to School, which was hosted by the Career and Technical Education Foundation at the end of May. The first was that employers are looking for a workforce that is technologically...
An Interview with Undersecretary of Education Martha J. Kanter
Martha J. Kanter oversees policies, programs and activities related to postsecondary education and adult CTE, among other areas. She is charged with planning and policy responsibilities to implement President Obama's goal for the U.S. to have "the...
An Interview with Undersecretary of Education Martha J. Kanter
Martha J. Kanter oversees policies, programs and activities related to postsecondary education and adult CTE, among other areas. She is charged with planning and policy responsibilities to implement President Obama's goal for the U.S. to have "the best...
Building Relational Capacity at Your School
IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO WORK AT A REGIONAL CAREER center that has such a spirit or cooperation with the attached sending high school that the problem has become how to limit enrollment so that other sending schools from outlying communities...
CareerTech VISION 2012
CareerTech VISION 2012 This November, CTE professionals from across the country and around the world will gather in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Gunter, November 28 December 1, for the most exciting and talked-about CTE event of the year--CareerTech...
Creating a Classroom That Makes a Difference
MILLENNIALS ARE SOMETIMES PORTRAYED AS SELF-CENTERED youths, but research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) painted a contrasting picture. In an April 16, 2012, press release, the BCG presented the following: "In contrast to their reputation...
Eastern Gateway Community College
EASTERN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (EGCC) serves Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties in Ohio with three locations: Jefferson County Campus (main campus), Steubenville; Valley Center, Youngstown; and Warren Center, Warren. Other delivery...
E-Connect
With new online tools and resources, technology has changed the ways we both communicate and receive information. Technology in the classroom helps students think and learn in new ways. Using the following digital tools will allow you to communicate...
Educating 21st-Century Students: An Up-Close Look at a Successful Career and Technical Education Center
As a career and technical high school, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (1) in Jamison, Pennsylvania, has risen to the challenge of preparing students with 21st-century skills through rigorous academics, technical knowledge and professional development....
Elections Are on the Horizon: Have You Asked about CTE?
THIS CAMPAIGN SEASON HAS BEEN LENGTHY as well as a bit frustrating. Many of the political ads we have seen, especially for those of us living in or near 'presidential swing states, have been negative and tell us little about the candidates' views or...
Engage Online with ACTE
Seen on LinkedIn I work in Continuing Education at a community college in Pennsylvania. The last I heard was that the average completion/graduation rate for colleges across the board was around 50 percent, with some substantially less. My college...
Essentials for Engaged 21st-Century Learners
The Millennial Generation is a subject of paramount interest for 21st-century educators. It is a generation unlike its predecessors, with some stating it is the most intelligent consumer generation in history. Experts in the fields of neurobiology...
Failing to Get an A
Achieving success takes hard work and perseverance, sure, but another crucial ingredient is the ability to learn from failure. If we do not encourage students to make mistakes within the controlled environment of a classroom, we might find that they...
LE^sup 3^AD Academy Builds Professionalism in Vocational Students
Principal David Wheeler had an epiphany about two years ago, and it came from of all places, an emergency room. Just a few years into his newjob at Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School, in South Easton, Massachusetts, he took his mother...
[LE.Sup.3]AD Academy Builds Professionalism in Vocational Students
Principal David Wheeler had an epiphany about two years ago, and it came from of all places, an emergency room, just a few years into his new job at Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School, in South Easton, Massachusetts, lie took his...
Medical Coding Specialist
MEDICAL CODING SPECIALISTS ARE HEALTH INFORMATION technicians who work as liaisons between physicians and other health care professionals and their billing offices. Duties may include reviewing patient information for preexisting conditions and retrieving...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Eastern Gateway Community College
EASTERN GATEWAY COMMUNITY E (EGGG) serves Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties in Ohio with three locations: Jefferson County Campus (main campus), Steubenville; Valley Center, Youngstown; and Warren Center, Warren. Other delivery sites...
The Inheritors of the Earth
I AM OFTEN ASKED WHO IS THE CUSTOMER for career and technical education (CTE). It is an interesting question, and I have come to believe the answer is that the customers of CTE are business and industry. Students are the products that CTE helps to...
They Keep Moving the Cheese: But Charlotte CTE Students Find Passionate Pathways to Prosperity
As the 21st century began to peek over the horizon in 1998, Dr. Spencer Johnson's book, "Who Moved My Cheese," began its five-year run on the New York Times Best Seller List as a guide for helping anxious readers navigate through a maze of career,...
Three Perspectives on the 2012 ACTE National Policy Seminar
The ACTE National Policy Seminar (NPS) is a time for Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) members to meet with Members of Congress or their staff; hear from high-ranking officials in various levels of government, attend educational...
Three Perspectives on the 2012 ACTE National Policy Seminar
The ACTE National Policy Seminar (NPS) is a time for Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) members to meet with Members of Congress or their staff, hear from high-ranking officials in various levels of government, attend educational sessions,...
Today's Adult Students
Who are the adult students in career and technical education (CTE) today? There isn't one simple answer to that question. According to former ACTE Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President Harry Snyder, "Today's students conic...
Using Technology to Build Solar-Powered Drag Racers
Students at Colfax High School in Colfax, California, apply academic learning, develop flexible thinking and acquire marketable skills in the school's Design Tech program. Thirty students rotate through four classes--metal shop, wood shop, computers...