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. 79, No. 2, February

2004: A Year of Change for Career and Technical Education Policy
What does the year ahead hold for policies of interest to the career and technical education (CTE) community? This year promises to be a busy one as many programs face reauthorization decisions and continued funding challenges. Our biggest challenge--and...
2004 Elections for ACTE Board of Directors
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the association and vice presidents for the following divisions and regions: Region III, Region IV, New and Related Services, Technology Education...
2004 ELECTIONS for ACTE Board of Directors
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect for the association a novice presidents for the following divisions and regions: Region III, Region IV, New and Related Services, Technology Education...
ACTE Policy Updates
As Congress returned for the second session of the 108th Congress on January 20th, members faced a busy calendar and wide range of legislation in the midst of the reauthorization process. Several pieces of this legislation relate to education and workforce...
ACTE Policy Updates
As Congress returned for the second session of the 108th Congress on January 20th, members faced a busy calendar and wide range of legislation in the midst of the reauthorization process. Several pieces of this legislation relate to education and workforce...
ACTE's Financial Situation and Roadmap to Recovery
2003 was a year of both excitement and challenge for ACTE, the Association for Career and Technical Education. The 77-year-old organization continued its efforts, launched the year before, to become more efficient, to diversify its sources of support,...
ACTE's Financial Situation and Roadmap to Recovery
2003 was a year of both excitement and challenge for ACTE, the Association for Career and Technical Education. The 77-year-old organization continued its efforts, launched the year before, to become more efficient, to diversify its sources of support,...
A Quiet Success: Career and Technical Education for Deaf Students
The goal of a successful future may be the same for deaf and hard-of-hearing students as it is for hearing students, but the path they travel to reach that goal has some additional obstacles. Teachers of such students must find ways to navigate around...
A Quiet Success: Career and Technical Education for Deaf Students: The Goal of a Successful Future May Be the Same for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students as It Is for Hearing Students, but the Path They Travel to Reach That Goal Has Some Additional Obstacles. Teachers of Such Students Must Find Ways to Navigate around These Obstacles-Not Always an Easy Task
Imagine sitting in a classroom where everyone else speaks a language that you do not know and have never heard spoken aloud. Now think about how you are going to follow what is taught, pass the tests that are given and ultimately acquire the skills...
Capitol View
2004: A Year of Change for Career and Technical Education PolicyWhat does the year ahead hold for policies of interest to the career and technical education (CTE) community? This year promises to be a busy one as many programs face reauthorization decisions...
Delaware Technical and Community College
In his previous career, Robert Bates worked on Capitol Hill, and was even there during the Nixon impeachment hearings, but he would much rather talk about the career he has had for the past 18 years as instructor in the HVACR program at Delaware Technical...
Delaware Technical and Community College
In his previous career, Robert Bates worked on Capitol Hill, and was even there during the Nixon impeachment hearings, but he would much rather talk about the career he has had for the past 18 years as instructor in the HVACR program at Delaware Technical...
Educating Homeless Children
"Most people visualize the homeless as adults on the street asking for handouts. This isn't the case. There are homeless families everywhere, and that means homeless children needing education." --ACTE Special Needs Division Vice President Pat Vencill...
Educators Honored in Orlando
ACTE's Teacher of the Year Clifford Vrieze has instructed farm business management (FBM) courses at Minnesota West College at Jackson, Minnesota, since 1986. The program, with an annual enrollment of 50 students, is based on a comprehensive educational...
Educators Honored in Orlando
ACTE's Teacher of the YearClifford Vrieze has instructed farm business management (FBM) courses at Minnesota West College at Jackson, Minnesota, since 1986. The program, with an annual enrollment of 50 students, is based on a comprehensive educational...
HP's Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative
Designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Technology for Teaching grants are also intended to help identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that the company might support...
HP's Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative
Designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Technology for Teaching grants are also intended to help identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that the company might support...
HVACR: A Field Where the Job Climate Is Good
It's a cool field where the job prospects are hot. That's the message that a lot of trade associations and education organizations are trying to get out about heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR), and they have the statistics...
In Their Own Words: Educators from near and Far Found Value at Orlando Convention
ACTE's 2003 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Orlando, Florida, in December 2003, brought together over 4,500 participants from the U.S. and around the world. They came to take the pulse of career and technical education in the era of No Child...
In Their Own Words: Educators from near and Far Found Value at Orlando Convention
ACTE's 2003 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in Orlando, Florida, in December 2003, brought together over 4,500 participants from the U.S. and around the world. They came to take the pulse of career and technical education in the era of No Child...
McGraw-Hill Honors Educators for Innovative Use of Technology
The McGraw-Hill Companies presented their 2003 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education to three educators in recognition of their commitment to improving education, especially through the use of technology. In a September news release, McGraw-Hill...
McGraw-Hill Honors Educators for Innovative Use of Technology
Information TECHNOLOGY UPDATEThe McCraw-Hill Companies presented their 2003 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education to three educators in recognition of their commitment to improving education, especially through the use of technology.In a September...
Meeting the Crisis: The Turning Point That We Face Is the Financial Viability and Future of ACTE
When I was a high school student, one of my teachers, Mrs. Waters, had us learn a new vocabulary word each day. It seems today's vocabulary word is crisis. Webster's New World Dictionary defines crisis as, "a turning point in the course of anything;...
Postsecondary Education of Electrical Apprentices Is Increasing
The postsecondary education level of union electrical construction workers continues to increase, according to the National Electrical Contractors Association and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (NECA-IBEW). NECA-IBEW largely attributes...
Postsecondary Education of Electrical Apprentices Is Increasing
The postsecondary education level of union electrical construction workers continues to increase, according to the National Electrical Contractors Association and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (NECA-IBEW).NECA-IBEW largely attributes...
President's Perspective
Meeting the crisis: the turning point that we face is the financial viability and future of ACTE.When I was a high school student, one of my teachers, Mrs. Waters, had us learn a new vocabulary word each day. It seems today's vocabulary word is crisis....
Region V Report
Region V is the largest geographical region within the ACTE family. It encompasses 16 states and the islands of Guam, American Samoa and Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and the Commonwealth of Mariana Island. 16 states are: Alaska,...
Rets Technical Center
"This is a fast-paced, get-ready-for-the-job type program," says Bob Feathers of the HVACR program at RETS Technical Center in Centerville, Ohio.The nine-month certificate program consists of three 12-week quarters and is designed for those with or without...
RETS Technical Center
"This is a fast-paced, get-ready-for-the-job type program," says Bob Feathers of the HVACR program at RETS Technical Center in Centerville, Ohio. The nine-month certificate program consists of three 12-week quarters and is designed for those with...
Special Needs Division Report
The Special Needs Division was founded to assist personnel that worked with learners with special needs in career and technical education programs. Learners with special needs can be identified as special populations students. Today all classroom teachers...
Student Career Planning Conferences in Tulsa Middle and High Schools Help Students and Parents
Individualized Career Planning conferences at both the middle and high school levels are a catalyst for students to consider how academic interests and their other special talents can be directed into career choices.Clinton Middle School and Webster...
Student Career Planning Conferences in Tulsa Middle and High Schools Help Students and Parents: Individualized Career Planning Conferences at Both the Middle and High School Levels Are a Catalyst for Students to Consider How Academic Interests and Their Other Special Talents Can Be Directed into Career Choices
Clinton Middle School and Webster High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have found a way to involve parents in their students' enrollment and career decision-making. Individual Career Planning Conferences are held for 8th graders and 10th graders. Parents...
The Food Network Airs 'Varsity Cook-Off'
On October 25, the Food Network dedicated an entire program to the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) ProStart program. "Varsity Cook-Off" featured the second annual National ProStart Student Invitational, which was held in...
The Food Network Airs: 'Varsity Cook-Off'
On October 25, the Food Network dedicated an entire program to the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) ProStart program. "Varsity Cook-Off" featured the second annual National ProStart Student Invitational, which was held in...
TSA Says Communication Is Key to Protecting Youth Online
Protecting today's teens is not a matter of limiting computer use but rather teaching responsible habits, according to Rosanne T. White, Ed.D., National Technology Student Association (TSA) executive director. "While we at TSA strive to give our...
TSA Says Communication Is Key to Protecting Youth Online
Protecting today's teens is not a matter of limiting computer use but rather teaching responsible habits, according to Rosanne T. White, Ed.D., National Technology Student Association (TSA) executive director."While we at TSA strive to give our students...
Upper Valley Joint Vocational School
Eight years ago the HVACR program at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua, Ohio, had only 12 students and was in danger of being closed. Today it has 37 students, is attracting national attention and is preparing to break ground on a new...
Upper Valley Joint Vocational School
Eight years ago the HVACR program at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua, Ohio, had only 12 students and was in danger of being closed. Today it has 37 students, is attracting national attention and is preparing to break ground on a new...

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