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Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Students who participated in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) have gone on to become leaders in business, education, and public service in the nation. Among former CTSO members are university presidents, governors, U.S. Congressmen and Senators, and a former President of the United States, FFA member Jimmy Carter. The CTSOs…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Vocational Education, Student Leadership, Profiles
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Career and technical education (CTE) programs that provide 21st century skills may begin in secondary education, but they are not educating just high school students. Many adults are benefiting from these programs, often at one of America's community colleges. According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in the fall of 2007,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Community Colleges
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Job creation and finding new sources of renewable energy have been inextricably linked in recent months; green-sector growth is seen as vital to grow the economy and create new jobs. There appears to be a great deal of agreement on the need for alternative energy sources; however, there is also a great deal of work ahead for the U.S. in developing…
Descriptors: Energy, Job Development, Vocational Education, Energy Conservation
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2009
The issue of assessment in U.S. education is one that is wrought with conflict because there are many kinds of assessments being used--in various configurations--from district to district and state to state. Contributing writer Susan Reese looks at various assessments, including those being used in career and technical education classrooms, and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Differences, Public Policy, Measurement
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2009
In 1992, the governments of Australia made a landmark decision to work together on a national approach to career and technical education (CTE), known in Australia as vocational education and training (VET), and to firmly establish industry leadership for key aspects of the VET system. VET in Australia may face the same image battle as CTE does in…
Descriptors: Employment, Adult Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2008
The majority of states in the U.S. have embraced the career clusters concept. But they face challenges in implementing and expanding the system. This article discusses career cluster initiatives and the challenges they face. The career cluster model has the potential to help meet a number of challenges--from integrating academic and technical…
Descriptors: Credits, Articulation (Education), Tech Prep, Occupational Clusters
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2007
This article discusses marketing as an important tool in getting out the message that really matters about the value of career and technical education. Across the United States, a number of career tech schools are employing marketing strategies to make their communities aware of the benefits of career and technical education. One of these schools,…
Descriptors: Marketing, Career Centers, Tech Prep, Visual Aids
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2006
As the gaming industry has expanded throughout the United States, job opportunities have grown along with revenue. Holly Thomsen with the American Gaming Association says that, not only has the casino part of the hospitality business grown dramatically, but it encompasses so much--hotels, restaurants, the gaming floor and the shows. He also states…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Course Selection (Students), Employment Patterns, Course Descriptions
Reese, Susan – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2004
The first tribally controlled college in the nation was established by the Navajo Nation in 1968 and served 300 students. Today there are 35 tribal colleges serving more than 30,000 students from more than 250 federally recognized tribes across the United States and Canada. Although tribal colleges make up less than one percent of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Navajo (Nation)