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. 75, No. 5, May

ACTE Election Results
Dianne Mondry Wins President-Elect Post Dianne Mondry, a diversified occupations instructor with Grand Forks Public Schools in North Dakota, was elected Association for Career and Technical Education president-elect in the annual mail balloting....
Back in the Loop
The information superhighway has opened up new worlds of opportunity through distance learning for students who have more drive than time in their schedules for traditional courses. A few short years ago, a busy adult juggling a family, a full-time...
Be Part of the Solution
"Just one more time lightly. You can do it. Just one more time lightly. Come on Abby, you can do it." Every now and then it takes a little push or a few words of encouragement to cause us to give the 100 percent needed to reach a particular goal....
Be Part of the Solution
"Just one more time lightly. You can do it. Just one more time lightly. Come on Abby, you can do it." Every now and then it takes a little push or a few words of encouragement to cause us to give the 100 percent needed to reach a particular goal. There...
Bipartisan High-Tech Jobs Bill Introduced in House
Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) introduced a bill in March to address the shortage of workers in high-technology industry. The Helping to Improve Technology Education & Achievement Act, or HI-TECH Act (H.R. 3983) allows more visas for immigrants with...
Bipartisan High-Tech Jobs Bill Introduced in House
Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) introduced a bill in March to address the shortage of workers in high-technology industry. The Helping to Improve Technology Education & Achievement Act, or HITECH Act (H.R. 3983) allows more visas for immigrants with...
Block Grant Specter Looms
They're baaaaack. We fought year after year to keep the Perkins Act from being dumped in a workforce development block grant--and won. But if you think we're out of danger, think again. This election year, many in Congress are turning once again...
Division Report
ADULT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Name for a New Millennium Last December, the Assembly of Delegates at the ACTE Annual Convention in Orlando voted unanimously to merge the Adult Vocational Education and Employment and Training Divisions into the Adult...
Flying High
Nearly a decade ago, Quebec's Ecole des Metiers de l'Aerospatiale de Montreal (the Montreal School of Aerospace Trades) became part of a massive education reform that takes most career education in the province out of comprehensive high schools and...
Letters
A Good Start Jennifer Williams, congratulations on publishing your first issue of Techniques! I received my copy last week and took time this morning to review and read the March 2000 issue. As with past issues of Techniques, I enjoyed reviewing/reading...
Letters
A Good Start Jennifer Williams, congratulations on publishing your first issue of Techniques! I received my copy last week and took time this morning to review and read the March 2000 issue. As with past issues of Techniques, I enjoyed reviewing/reading...
Predicting College Success
Predicting College Success Taking tough courses, more so than grades or class rank in high school, indicates how successful a student will be in earning a bachelor's degree, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education. The report,...
Small Potatoes No More
In Idaho--a state where the spuds are impressive but high school career and technical education historically has been undernourished--changing priorities, increasing state support and a big foundation grant are starting to reap an impressive harvest....
Small World
A few years ago, I attended a conference designed to show me how to use the budding Internet to be a better reporter. I remember listening to the speakers, furiously taking notes and wondering how this new medium would really affect me. Turns out, quite...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. CALIFORNIA--Four Inglewood High School...
Statistical Snapshot
What do we know about today's career and technical education students? Here are some key findings from Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000, the U.S. Department of Education's latest report on enrollment statistics and other...
The Journey into Distance Education
Ready to take on Web-based instruction? Here's what you'll need to get there. Now that it's possible to put courses online, many educators may feel compelled to jump on the distance-learning bandwagon to keep pace with their peers. That's the same...
The Rules of Seniority
When it comes to career education and preparation, high school seniors must focus on both the practical basics--such as the ins and outs of college and job applications--and the bigger picture: what they really want out of life. By the time they...
Wanted: IT Professionals
Unfilled information technology (IT) support and service jobs are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars, says one recent study. One organization wants to jump-start IT careers to fill those positions. CompTIA--the Computing Technology Industry...
Wanted: Meaningful Jobs with Security
High school students want meaningful and secure jobs after completing their education, and most think employers want quick results, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The Families and Work Institute (FWI), a New York-based nonprofit...
Wanted: Meaningful Jobs with Security
High school students want meaningful and secure jobs after completing their education, and most think employers want quick results, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The Families and Work Institute (FWI), a New York-based nonprofit...
World Wide Wonder
High schools across the country are expanding their course offerings through the Internet, closing the gap between small-town limitations and big-city opportunities. Billy Millican is virtually a first-year teacher all over again. This 21-year...
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