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. 82, No. 8, November/December

An Interview with Bob Vila
The original do-it-yourself man talks about his work, the construction industry, and has advice for students.ACTE: Tell us about your educational background.BV: Well, it's kind of ancient history at my age, but the approach I took was to study what was...
Building Relationships with Local Media
HOLDING AN EDITORIAL BOARD MEETING CAN BE ONE VERY IMPORTANT WAY TO POSITIVELY AFFECT THE MEDIA'S COVERAGE OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.One of ACTE's goals is to improve the image of career and technical education (CTE) through outreach to the media....
Business Alliances Improve Career Awareness
THE INITIATIVE'S INTENT IS NOT TO APPROACH BUSINESSES WITH AN OUTSTRETCHED HAND LOOKING FOR MONEY OR EQUIPMENT, BUT RATHER TO SEEK OUT THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCES AND BUSINESS CONTACTS TO HELP IMPROVE CAREER AWARENESS FOR ALL STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS.PREPARING...
Businessman's Efforts Help Reinvent Valley Tech
WHAT STARTED AS A SINGLE LOCAL BUSINESSMAN SEARCHING FOR WAYS TO HELP A SCHOOL MEET HIS WORKFORCE NEEDS HAS TURNED INTO A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT, AND A STRUCTURED PARTNERSHIP WHICH HAS HAD A SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE IMPACT ON EDUCATION.Machine shop and metal...
Community Support Gives Rise to NEW PENTA CAREER CENTER
PENTA RELIED HEAVILY ON EXISTING SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT; BUT THEY ALSO HIRED A MARKETING RESEARCH COMPANY TO CONDUCT AN IMAGE AND AWARENESS STUDY, WHICH HELPED FOCUS THE CAMPAIGN EFFORTS.FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, PENTA CAREER CENTER IN PERRYSBURG, OHIO,...
Gateway's Horizon a Center of Excellence
AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM GRADUATES WILL BE PREPARED FOR THE MOST SOPHISTICATED OPERATIONS, SUCH AS WORKING IN THE LUXURY VEHICLE SERVICE ENVIRONMENT.The partnership supporting the creation of Gateway Technical College's Horizon Center for Transportation Technology,...
LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Where Are They Being Taught?
ORGANIZATIONAL OFFICERS ARE ELECTED ANNUALLY TO LEADvarious student career and technical education organizations across the country. When they accept those offices, they are expected to have the skills and abilities to provide leadership at the chapter...
Lesson Planning in the Classroom
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COVERS SO MANY AREAS that it is difficult to provide lesson plans for all CTE teachers; however, most good lesson plans share common qualities. When creating lesson plans, teachers often consider the six levels in the Cognitive...
Partnering to Strengthen THE MESSAGE
LAST MONTH'S "CAPITOL VIEW" FOCUSED ON MENTORING new career and technical educators to be advocates of CTE. This month 1 encourage you to also ask those outside of CTE to advocate for the field. Third-party advocates can be highly effective. Think of...
Partnering with Business Coalitions
COMMON INTERESTS AND A COLLABORATIVE MINDSET MAKE COALITIONS PARTNERS IN EDUCATIONMany career and technical education (CTE) programs rely heavily on support from the business community to serve their students; however, there's very little information...
Partnerships DESIGNED TO MEET Customer Needs
AN OVERARCHING GOAL WAS TO PROVIDE A REAL-WORLD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ACCLIMATING STUDENTS TO THEIR FUTURE WORKPLACES AND THE FUTURE EMPLOYMENT NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.It is nearly impossible for one individual or a small committee to understand the complex...
Recognizing the Need for Collaboration
WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE NEED FOR COLLABORATION, the first thought that may come to mind is leadership. Without leadership and direction there is no fertile ground for collaborative efforts to flourish. Authors Komives, Lucus and McMahon define leadership...
The Fourth Quarter and Heading into Overtime
IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 40 YEARS IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)-well, actually closer to 50, if I consider my years as a high school and college student enrolled in "voc ed" and business courses. While packing up an office for the last time and...
The Next Generation of Technicians Prepare for Their Future
A RECENT SURVEY SHOWED THAT AYES INTERNS ARE 40 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO STAY WITH A DEALERSHIP THAN TECHNICIANS HIRED BY OTHER MEANS. THEY ARE ALSO BRAND NEW TO THE WORK, THEREFORE HAVE NOT YET DEVELOPED ANY BAD HABITS OR "BAGGAGE."For Phoenix's East...