Trade and Industrial Education

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Trade and Industrial Education prepares people for careers in a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; automotive technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; and cosmetology. Division members are instructors of these subjects at high school and two-year college levels as well as university professors who prepare these teachers.

Purpose

The Trade and Industrial Education Division was created to:

* Promote at the national level, the philosophy and objectives of trade and industrial education.

* Influence national policy affecting trade and industrial education.

* Cooperate with organizations that support the philosophy and objectives of trade and industrial education.

* Offer greater visibility to the problems and challenges of trade and industrial educators.

* Promote and recognize the growth of trade and industrial education teachers in their professional development.

* Promote the involvement of labor and management in trade and industrial education programs and services.

* Cooperate with federal and state authorities in promoting high standards and developing sound practices in trade and industrial education programs and services.

* Promote growth and development of the SkilIsUSA-VICA as an integral part of trade and industrial education programs and services.

* Provide national meetings of trade and industrial educators and consultants for an exchange of ideas for the promotion, improvement and expansion of trade and industrial programs and services. …