Magazine article Techniques

Editor's Note

Magazine article Techniques

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

Teachers' workdays inevitably extend beyond a 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. classroom schedule, but that doesn't stop many teachers from taking on even more work when they see a need. Career and technical education teachers certainly fall into that category. In addition to the time they spend teaching in the classroom, many career tech educators also devote many hours of their time as advisers to students in career and technical student organizations (CTSOs).

This month's issue of Techniques takes a look at some of what is going on in the student organizations of career and technical education today. In addition to exploring career possibilities, students are learning job skills and then displaying what they have learned in competitions across the nation--and sometimes even outside our borders, as in the case of SkillsUSA-VICA members who participate in a biennial international competition.

Perhaps an even more important lesson being learned in CTSOs, however, is the lesson of community service. This element of our student organizations enables young people to become active, involved members of their communities and creates the good citizens and good Samaritans of the future. …

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