Fighting inequality through postsecondary transition programs

Ensuring successful postsecondary transitions for all students, especially diverse students, is dependent on a deep analysis and deconstruction of our systems, especially our educational system. We need to seriously explore and implement solutions to end inequity. Inequity in our education system is...

Young People Find a Voice in Public Media

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down American schools. A month later, the PBS NewsHour aired a segment featuring teenagers from across the country. How were they were deal­ing with social distancing? “My teachers have been really flexible, especially with the amount of work they give,” said Isabe...

Career & Technical Instruction Delivers Special Education Support for CTE in Georgia

Each year teachers wonder, “How can I best serve the special education students in my classes?” Is there a solution? Georgia found that solution in Career & Technical Instruction (CTI). CTI coordinators work in support of students with disabilities (SWD) enrolled in career, technical and adu...

Sara Tatreau wins ACTE Student Trophy Design Contest

Sara Tatreau, a recent graduate of Kent Career Technical Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, won ACTE’s 2020 Student Trophy Design Contest. Tatreau’s design will serve as a template for trophies presented to award winners at ACTE’s CareerTech Virtual VISION. At the virtual Awards Gala, ACTE will...

Read Techniques in November/December. The future is emerging!

For the November/December issue of Techniques, board of directors President Doug Major wrote, "There has never been a more exciting — and challenging — time to be part of career and technical education (CTE). We have an opportunity to work together. To reimagine CTE in a post-pandemic world...

Too young to be entrepreneurs? Not these students!

When we’re kids, we can’t wait to grow up. We want a cool job, a paycheck, and to make a difference in the world. Many of us wait until we’re adults to take the first step toward career goals… But today’s young entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands at an early age in Collie...

Collaboration supports postsecondary transitions

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers ensure alignment between the labor market and academic skills. They teach and assess with standards’ driven assignments. CTE provides opportunities for students to meet industry standards. School counselors encourage career pathway options based on stu...

Manufacturing outreach programs inspire future workforce

Despite the rewarding and technology-driven careers available in advanced manufacturing, many students simply don’t know that such opportunities exist. Thus it is vital that educators and industry partners align their outreach initiatives to increase awareness and generate excitement about advance...

EIM Spotlight: Rick Smith (Warren County Career Center)

Meet Rick Smith, superintendent of the Warren County Career Center in Lebanon, Ohio. Smith’s interview appears as part of a spotlight series on ACTE’s educational institution members (EIM). Warren County Career Center prepares youths and adults to make informed career choices. Warren County C...

Look toward the future of career development

Once upon a time, it was fairly easy to make a career choice. Anyone could get a job and maybe stay for 20–30 years. Then, retire with benefits and a pension. Unfortunately, things changed. Much of our 21st century workforce maintains two or three jobs to make ends meet. Benefits are not always...