Vocational Education Journal

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. 69, No. 5, May

A Corporate-Education Merger Creates a Winning Team
There is a growing outcry from the corporate community for qualified entry level workers. The universal complaint from this group is that students are graduating from high school without the necessary skills to be competitive, competent employees. Conversely,...
A Framework for Top-Notch Counseling
This year the Office of Special Populations of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education is seeking out exemplary career guidance and counseling programs that serve members of special populations. We want to spread the word about those...
Ahead: An Exciting Year
Two of the major reasons members cite for belonging to AVA are to achieve improvement in their instructional programs and enhance their professional development. So it is with this in mind that here at headquarters we ask ourselves if we are providing...
Beating a Path to Administration
Ideally, the preparation for any position-whether semi-skilled, supervisory, mid-level management or upper-level administrator--would involve a balance of theory, practice, application and accountability. Getting the right mixture usually is happenstance...
Community Colleges - Blase about Business?
My fellow community college vocational educators, you are missing the point on the instructional value of apprenticeship. You fail to see the potential of apprenticeship to forge links with the business community. And by not viewing apprenticeship as...
Electric Avenue
Daily headlines scream about a new national crisis--a workforce that lacks basic skills. This undermines our global competitiveness and contributes to many of the social ills we see in our communities. But what's the answer?Southern California Edison...
From High School to High Wages
Commercial construction is booming in Missouri. Craftspeople in this field enjoy excellent salaries and benefits. But until about a year ago, the 58 area vocational-technical schools in Missouri were not preparing students for these lucrative jobs.Why?...
Is There a Leadership Crisis?
Current leaders of vocational-technical education have been concerned since the 1980s about a potential leadership void in the field as administrators approach retirement and few states have an organized replacement system. Increasing numbers of top-level...
Partners for a Better Future
The newest compact to come out of Motor City is getting raves from businesses and the Detroit community. You won't read about it in Car and Driver, Motor Trend or any other automotive magazine, but it beats the zero-to-60 boasts of manufacturers by going...
Quid Pro Quo
Focused as they are on job training, vocational-technical educators have a tradition of strong bonds with industry. Until recently,the rest of the public education system appeared to be more or less remote from the business community.Now, in the wake...
The Electronic Revolution in Finding a Job - Electronic Job
Hiring automation has increased rapidly in the last few years. The evolving electronic job market is rewriting the rules on how we conduct a job search. The combination of fewer human resource employees and more applicants has created a void that employment...
The Missouri Academy
In 1989 leaders of the Missouri council of Vocational Administrators, recognizing the ever-increasing complexity of vocational-technical education and the large percentage of vocational administrators nearing retirement, created a school to aid in the...
U.S. Needs Marriage of Business, Education
Traditionally, professional development and career experiences of vocational-technical educators have reinforced a philosophy that the primary purpose for vocational education is preparing people for gainful, productive employment. The very nature of...