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ABSTRACT: Fashion Students Learn Direct 3D Printing on Fabric

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that has found its way into makerspaces, home studios and classrooms. The process is used predominately for rapid prototyping and small-scale production of objects. 3D printing can also be used directly on fabrics to enhance the surface, dramatically change the appearance, or add a

EXCERPT: A Whole School Approach to Access & Equity

Career pathway programs that blend quality career and technical education (CTE) and college preparatory academics offer a way to increase readiness, postsecondary attainment, career advancement and economic stability for youth of all genders, races, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels. Introduce students to careers. In 2009,

Teaching Strategies: Certification Test Prep

For career and technical education (CTE) teachers, spring brings with it a focus on certification test preparation. This can be a daunting task. Consider how a teacher might approach supporting student review sessions. You might hear a teacher announce, “You have 45 minutes to study today. Use this time now to review your notes

CTE IN THE NEWS: Kokomo Area Career Center & Bona Vista Host Sock Hop & Roll

On Dec. 14, 2018, Bona Vista and Kokomo Area Career Center, in Kokomo, Indiana, hosted the Sock Hop & Roll. The event was designed by Keegan Paul, a career center student and Bona Vista intern, to offer "adults with disabilities a fun night of dancing, snacking and socializing." The event was a success! Success that is due, at least

CTSOs Engage Students: Technology Student Association Members Learn to Lead in a Technical World

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is one of the oldest membership organizations dedicated to STEM education in middle and high schools in the U.S. TSA now is 250,000+ student members strong with 100 percent likely to graduate from high school. Member Cyra Gallano sees her term as a Colorado TSA officer as one of the most

CTSOs Engage Students: HOSA Inspires Skilled, Competent, Qualified Advocates

HOSA–Future Health Professionals is not just a club or organization, rather a valuable instructional tool for empowering health science students to play an active role in their learning. HOSA emphasizes values essential for students to be successful in the real world, namely excellence, teamwork and care. HOSA offers more than 60

CTSOs Engage Students: FCCLA, Featuring Stephanie Zhang

Stephanie Zhang found an outlet for her drive and creativity with FCCLA. She joined a welcoming community and learned to focus her passion for design and leadership skills to pursue a future in fashion arts. As an officer she guided her peers to help them find their own passion for success. Through family and consumer sciences, and

CTSOs Engage Students: Educators Rising to the Challenge

The issue of teacher shortage and retention is an urgent concern today. Research shows that high classroom turnover has a negative impact on student achievement. Educators Rising works to address this problem by offering resources that integrate with CTE at the high school level. Washington High School, in Phoenix, Arizona, is seeing

CTSOs Engage Students: DECA Brings the Classroom to Life

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges. The DECA chapter at Irondale Senior High School earned international champion honors at the 2018 International Career Development Conference. Their project, Knight Grounds: Coffee for Success, launched a

CTSOs Engage Students: FBLA-PBL Students Compete Among the Best

Every summer the best and brightest FBLA-PBL members convene at the National Leadership Conference to compete in business-related competitions and chart their future career paths. In June 2017, Kearah Kraus, Alyssa Kreg and Christina Masnyy, a team of FBLA students representing Fife High School in Tacoma, Washington, took first place

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