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. 85, No. 7, October

ACHIEVEMENT COACHES Provide Adult Students with the Guidance Needed for Success
Centrai New Mexico Community College (CNM), formerly Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, began as a small trade school in 1965. It has now become the largest institution of higher education in New Mexico in terms of enrollment, offering 78 certificate...
Achievemient Coaches: Provide Adult Students with the Guidance Needed for Success
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), formerly Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, began as a small trade school in 1965. It has now become the largest institution of higher education in New Mexico in terms of enrollment, offering 78...
A Leading Role for Career Guidance Counselors
When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressed the College AP Board Conference in July 2010, he stated, "School counselors should 'own the turf when it comes to college and career readiness counseling. They should be leading advocates for students...
An Interview with Larry Case, National FFA Board Chairman
ACTE: What would you say is the value of agricultural education? Case: Well, it's pretty basic to humanity and civilization that you've got to have food to eat. And in today's world, we want to have an adequate supply of nutritious food that is...
An Interview with Larry Case, National FFA Board Chairman
An interview with Larry Case, National FFA board chairman, adviser and CEO. He speaks with ACTE about his long tenure with FFA, the changes he's seen over time in agricultural education, and what he'll be doing when he retires in December.ACTE: What...
Career Guidance-Now and Then: High Tech and High Touch
There is a lot new in career guidance. Technology is a driving force in the workplace, and it has changed how we teach and what we teach. It should also change how we talk to students about their future. The digital age has provided new depth to career...
Career Pathways in Indiana
THE REVISIONS TO THE CARL D. PERKINS Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 require that career and technical education (CTE) programs provide students with a clear pathway from secondary to postsecondary education, and into high-wage, high-skill...
Choosing High School Courses with Purpose
Each year after completing the work on our high school course description guide, we are excited about the wide variety of courses students have to choose from. Student choice is important to us as a district, and offering coursework that expands students'...
Curbing Bullying among Teenage Girls
BULLYING INCIDENTS HAVE EXPLODED IN OUR SCHOOLS to the point that many states are requiring that all schools have anti-bullying policies. From years past, this is a huge improvement and a step in the right direction. However, these programs are clearly...
E-Connect
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS A KEY FUNCTION of career and technical education (CTE), training youth and adults to take on successful careers that build the U.S. economy. Use these online resources to keep upto-date on workforce news and trends.1 Workforce...
Employability Transcripts: Proactive Career Planning
With high school dropout rates at about 30 percent nationwide and an anticipated severe workforce shortage as baby boomers retire, now is the time to engage future workers. Educators must encourage high school students to be proactive career planners....
Evolving and Influential ESEA Law Affects CTE
THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT (ESEA), known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in its most recent iteration, is the largest source of federal funding for elementary and secondary education. Originally passed in 1965 as part of President...
Firefighter
FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO EVENTS in which they not only work to save property by putting out fires, but also find and rescue any occupants that may be trapped or injured. They are also frequently called upon to respond to emergencies such as traffic...
Firefighter
FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO EVENTS in which they not only work to save property by putting out fires, but also find and rescue any occupants that may be trapped or injured. They are also frequently called upon to respond to emergencies such as traffic accidents...
Lansing Community College
IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (LCC) offers a number of certificate and associate degree programs at its main campus downtown, as well as at its East and West Campuses. LCC classes are also taught at off-campus learning centers in...
Leadership, Relationships and Counselors
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION (ASCA) National Model recommends that school counselors spend 80 percent of their time in direct service to students, but management is also one of the four "systems" included in the model along with foundation,...
Providing Comprehensive Career Guidance Services through a Career Pathways Framework
In 2005, the state of South Carolina enacted the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA). The Act, commonly known as the Personal Pathways to Success initiative, was designed to improve student achievement, graduation rates, and preparedness...
Saving the Freshman
The current educational reform agenda requires that stakeholders in the school community help all students graduate. The U.S. Department of Education's A Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act sends all...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Lansing Community College
IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE(LCC) offers a number of certificate and associate degree programs at its main campus downtown, as well as at its East and West Campuses. LCC classes are also taught at off-campus learning centers in areas...
The Future Is Bright for Skilled Automotive Technicians
FIFTY YEARS AGO, NEARLY TWO OUT OF EVERY THREE jobs were classified as unskilled. Today, that number is less than two out of five. This data underscores the important role that education and pastsecondary training play in finding--and keeping--a job...
The Need for Guidance
FOR SEVERAL REASONS, CAREER GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION is an issue I have been thinking a lot about lately. Over the past year I have represented the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) at a series of meetings sponsored by the Center...
Virginia's Academic and Career Plan Emphasizes Middle School
To have a meaningful, fulfilling career in the 21st century workplace, students need technical and academic skills as well as the ability to think and work collaboratively with others. Career education must begin in middle school or earlier to allow...

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