Tag: career technical education

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Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE

A big space with stuff to get a fun job done. The job might be mechanical, electrical, or even digital or aesthetic arts. The space might consist of tools, electrical equipment, 3D printers, robotic equipment, or paints. What is it? IT is a “makerspace”, sometimes called a “hackerspace” or “Fab Lab”. According to Popular Science magazine, as of 2016 there were over 480 makerspaces … Read More Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE

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What Does CTE have to do with Independence Day? (or “A Short Reflection on Growth”)

It is not likely that you will build a birdfeeder, style hair, or program an app perfectly the first time – but perfection isn’t needed. Our forefathers were far from perfect! You just need to stick with it, remember why you are there, and eventually (speaking from the experience of many) great outcomes, projects, opportunites and people will come your way!

This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Vo Tech! – Part 1

Would you agree that much has changed in 30 years? Put another way, what is the same today as it was in 1987? That was the year that Michael Jackson was “Bad”, and Rick Astley was “Never Gonna Give You Up”. High school students were either “college prep” or “vo-tech”. Being a vo-tech student didn’t have a great vibe. Usually it meant you weren’t … Read More This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Vo Tech! – Part 1