Facilities and Equipment


Facilities and equipment is one of the 12 elements in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. The following are resources to help you provide high-quality facilities and equipment. This page is under development; additional resources and tags to individual criteria within the Quality CTE Program of Study Framework will be added in summer 2018. 

Facilities, Equipment and Tools

How 3D Printing Took One Arizona District to New Heights
Mitchell, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

Tech Tools Fuel Today’s CTE & Inspire Tomorrow’s World Leaders
Mumm, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

Case Study: Transforming CTE Learning Through Mixed Reality
Carbenia, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

Teaching In-Demand Skills: How Healthcare Educators Engage Today’s Students
Kuhn, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2017

The Mobile Technical Education Center: STEM Career Inspiration on Wheels
McKinnon, ACTE Techniques Magazine, May 2017

Makerspaces: Providing Pennsylvania Practical Prefiguration
D’Urzo et. al, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2016

Awesome Toy Trains
Singleton, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2016

Telepresence Robots: They’re Not Just for the Jetsons Anymore
Craven and Heitschmidt, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2015

Simulated Work-based Learning: Instructional Approaches and Noteworthy Practices
Moyer, Snodgrass, Klein and Tebben, National Center for Innovation in Career Technical Education, September 2017

Safety and Legal Issues

Occupational Safety & Health Competencies Are Life Skills for CTE Students
Jones, Braam and Okun, ACTE Techniques Magazine, November/December 2017

Young Worker Safety: Are Your Students and Classrooms Prepared?
Foster Mack and Riley, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2014

Safety and Health in the Technical Classroom and Laboratory: Part 1
Backes and Nawolski, ACTE Techniques Magazine, February 2013

Safety and Health in the Technical Classroom and Laboratory: Part 2
Backes and Nawolski, ACTE Techniques Magazine, March 2013

Safety Checklist Program for Schools
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, October 2003

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health Training into Career Technical Education in Construction
Bush and Andrews, University of California at Berkeley, July 2013

Safety Guide for CTE
Bergeson et. al, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2002

Connecting the Classroom to Careers: Removing Legal Barriers around Work-based Learning
Advance CTE, April 2016