Innovation at the forefront: CTE & the future of work

A major transformation is taking place in America’s workplaces. The National Science Foundation calls it the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier — a future that is driven by combinations of machine learning, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and robotics. Today’s stu...

Integrating patient safety fundamentals in health sciences curriculum

Patient safety principles and quality improvement methodology have become increasingly vital to healthcare organizations everywhere. The Institute of Medicine brought the importance of healthcare quality and safety into the spotlight with its report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. ...

Industry & education collaborate to advance careers in biofabrication

Mary Stewart, education and workforce director at BioFab USA — one of 16 Manufacturing USA institutes supported by federal dollars — described herself as a “hands-on” learner. As a kid, Stewart said, she was always taking things apart and “trying” to put them back together. Stewart id...

Build deeper connections to diversity

Researchers and other stakeholders in higher education have worked toward equitable learning opportunities for all students for more than a decade. In 2019, Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, in Barrons, highlighted findings from McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm: "Gender-diverse leadership...

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...

MoEx provides access to careers in STEM

Currently, careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grow at three times the rate of non-STEM career pathways. Currently, there are a total of 8.6 million STEM jobs in the U.S. and this is projected to climb. A career in STEM provides future jobseekers with both long-term sustainab...

Spotlight on Teacher of the Year award honorees

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers innovate to engage students in hands-on learning, developing technical and employability skills — attempting to have some fun along the way. And over the last year, as COVID-19 changed everything, our teachers persisted. For that we honor them. Tech...

A new generation of learning at The Empower Center

How do you design a space for career and technical education (CTE) pathways and programs that change rapidly to accommodate new technologies and the needs in a global economy? How would this space respond to changing curriculum and educational delivery methods? What about for CTE pathways that do no...

Gamify the family and consumer sciences classroom

How do we prepare today’s students to be the innovators of tomorrow? Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, believes that schools need to change their focus from teaching answers to teaching questions. Leading students to “correct” answers limits potential for students to fully explore...

NEWS: Gateway Technical College receives donation from SC Johnson to create STEM Scholars Pathway

SC Johnson donated $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway), in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gateway will create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women, people of color and those with limited means access to STEM-related career fields. This gift marks the larg...