In years past, the reference desks at high school libraries often were home to a small research center – a shelf or two of career-related books. There you’d find books like What Color Is Your Parachute? a popular bestseller about selecting a career. You would also find books about writing cover letters and resumes, about job hunting online, about taking interviews, and maybe even some books on how to dress for success. Read more
The emerging tech centers of America . . .
If you don’t live in California, chances are you don’t understand San Jose. San Jose might not even be one of the first California cities to come to mind if somebody asked you to name the most influential or important cities in California.
If you live or teach in the San Jose area, however, you know the real story about what a powerhouse the city is. Read more
The emerging tech centers of America . . .
An Educator’s Guide to Manufacturing Opportunities in Charlotte, North Carolina
A few decades ago, you might have found a typical high school student in the Charlotte area lying in a field on the family farm, thinking about owning it one day. If you happened upon a more academically ambitious youngster, she or he might have been thinking about going to Davidson or UNC, maybe planning to be a physician or a politician one day.
Today, you will still find youngsters like them, but you will find fewer of them. In their place, more and more young North Caroliners are thinking about becoming engineers, programmers, factory workers and general business people, for a very simple reason . . .
Studies conducted by The Student Research Foundation before the Covid-19 epidemic struck showed that many CTE-oriented high school students were thinking about pursuing careers in engineering, computer science, the health sciences, and manufacturing.
We expect that those careers are still of interest to STEM-oriented high school students today. However, it doesn’t take extensive research to observe that the demand for certain professions has increased dramatically in response to the pandemic over the last few months. Read more
Supply chain management (SCM) professionals monitor the movement of goods from their source to their customers.
Only a few weeks ago, not too many people were thinking about supply chain management. Most of us were probably assuming that the supply chains that bring us medicines, medical equipment, food and other goods were working well. Read more
The Association for Career and Technical Education® Launches CTE Month® in February, with Educational Programs for High School Students
Career and Technical Education Month, or CTE Month, is a public awareness campaign that is sponsored every February by The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). It’s a great annual event, and this year’s promises to be the best one ever, with a variety of stimulating programs to help high school students get more from their Technical Education studies and prepare for their careers. Read more
We are pleased to let you know that this year’s SkillsUSA Week is coming up soon February 2-8 2020. It’s not too late for your students and your school to get involved. Read more
Are you applying to college in the coming year? Are you a parent of a student who will be applying, or are you counseling students who will be?
If so, it is important to remember that 2019 saw some of the biggest changes ever in college admissions – changes that will exert a major impact on the way colleges are evaluating applicants this year.
Here are some changes that we believe we can all agree will happen. Read more
Research Findings . . .
Students who will succeed in their lives and careers should study some fundamental subjects in high school. They should study computer science, civics, history, math, chemistry, physics, writing, and project management.
Wait, how did project management make that list? After all, how many high schools teach the skills needed to plan and manage complex projects? That is a good question. In many cases, project management kind of sneaks in when a teacher of another subject has the ability to guide students as they plan their research, group assignments, and writing of papers. Read more
If you walk into a typical American high school and stand outside a classroom where technical subjects are taught, chances are that everything looks like it is humming along beautifully. Eager students come into the classroom in time for their classes to begin, where a knowledgeable and experienced teacher takes up a position at the front of the classroom. And in communities with sufficient funding, everyone is able to start working on computers and other equipment that facilitate the learning process. Read more