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. 78, No. 8, November/December

Camels and Camshafts: Career and Technical Education in the Persian Gulf
For the past three years the Occupational Research Group at the University of Georgia (UGA) has been working with the Ministry of Education and Youth in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) on a unique international project to improve the technical secondary...
Capitol View
Increased Investments Needed to Close the Skills GapDespite the very real and very serious job losses plaguing our struggling economy, many industries in this country face a critical workforce shortage-an insufficient supply of workers with the right...
Celebrating 100 Years of Flight
On December 13, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. As part of the celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of that first flight, Techniques profiles some of the aviation and aerospace technology programs that are...
Five Strategies to Develop Cultural Competence among Allied Health Occupations Students
The development of cultural competence among allied health occupations students is one of the greatest instructional challenges facing career and technology educators in the 21st century. As our population becomes more diverse and multicultural, high...
Information Technology Update
Dealing with Internet Infections on CampusA September 5 article on CNN.com reports that colleges are beginning to take some aggressive action to protect their campus computer networks from viruses. For example, Oberlin College in Ohio is threatening...
Inside ACTE
News from the Association for Career and Technical EducationU.S. Education Officials Sclafani and Meeder to Speak at Orlando ConventionDr. Susan Sclafani, Acting Assistant Secretary, Vocational and Adult Education, and Hans Meeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary...
Metro Tech Graduate Lands Dream Job
When he began in the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at Metro Technology Centers, Michael Ray says, "I was willing to make the needed changes in my life to get what I wanted, and although the maintenance part wasn't my original dream, I...
President's Perspective
Robert Fulghum, in his short essay All I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, provides us with some common sense advice about how to survive and thrive in our constantly changing environment. Fulghum writes, "Most of what I really need to...
Standing Still in a Time of Change
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.- John F. KennedyThe PresentThe portrait of career and technical education (CTE) today is very different from the vocational education of yesterday....
State Update
GeorgiaThe West Central Technical College Foundation of West Central Technical College in Waco, Ga., has received a donation of $20,000 worth of calibration equipment from Sony Music Corporation. The equipment includes pin gauges, calipers, triple beam...
Students Help Celebrate 'Inventing Flight'
They had to be there at 4:45 a.m., and the weather was anything but cooperative, but the students from Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center didn't let any of that dampen their enthusiasm. After all, it was a celebration honoring the achievements...
The Fiber Optic Connection
Communication technology is changing at the speed of light, and career and technical education is helping to provide the training to keep our workplaces and homes connected.Optical communications have come a long way since the optical telegraph invented...
Trade and Industrial Education Division Report
The Trade and Industrial Education Division is the third largest ACTE division with just over 4,100 members. As a service to its members, the division offers the inclusion of five affiliates:* NASSTIE (National Association of State Supervisors for Trade...
What's New
VRI Introduces Employment Planning ToolThe Vocational Research Institute (VRI), a non-profit developer of career guidance resources, has introduced Workplace Mentor, a Windows-based software system for planning and conducting effective community-based...
Why Go Robo?
It's a toy...it's a game...it's a...teaching tool? Yes, building robots is a blast. But fun is only one part of the picture, as more and more educators across the country utilize robotics to teach complex science, mathematics and technology topics in...
Wiring Student Certifications to Industry Careers
One very popular event at this summer's CeBIT America Trade Show was the networked classroom that was wired by students. The excitement of that event will be recaptured at the AQE Convention and Career Tech Expo in Orlando, where students will show off...
Women in Aviation Maintenance
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) was born from the need for women involved in the maintenance and engineering segments of the aviation industry to communicate and support one another. These women found that, even at the Women...
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