A resolution introduced in Congress this week is aimed at helping more students enter into cybersecurity careers. Among other things, the resolution promotes "ethical hacking" -- in which people "hack" into computer networks to test for potential vulnerabilities so safeguards can be put in place.
An internship program at Panther Industries in Highlands Ranch, Colo., is giving STEM School and Academy students insight into the manufacturing industry. "This program will provide a future STEM workforce in Highlands Ranch at Panther, aerospace, cybersecurity and high-tech manufacturing positions," said school director Penny Eucker.
Some educators are taking a more open approach to students' use of mobile devices. Morgen Larsen, with the Northwest Council for Computer Education, says it's time to shift from "staying ahead of the digital native" to allying "ourselves with our youth so they can help us protect them."
A solar array and electric vehicle charging station are to be installed on a high-school campus in Maine. Officials involved with the project say one of the goals is to interest students in careers in renewable energy.
A community college in Colorado is working to fill a need for more trained land surveyors in the area through a new land surveying and geomatics program. The program -- expected to launch in the fall -- will, among other things, teach the latest technology in the field.
Bob Simpson, the retired president of Cypress College in California, says community colleges are vital to the economic health of the country and college presidents must advocate for funding and policies that help students graduate. Leaders, he says, must embrace diversity to boost both the success of the institution and students when they enter the workforce.
Employers' budgets for salary increases are expected to rise by 3% in 2018, about the same amount as 2017, according to a new survey. Other research shows that wages for US workers haven't kept pace with production increases, pointing to the use of technology and low-wage international labor as part of the reason.
Productive employees tend to leave jobs when they feel they don't have the opportunity to grow or aren't appreciated for the work that they do, writes Joel Garfinkle. Other reasons that employees may leave include a lack of company transparency about the future or clashes with co-workers.
LinkedIn's "Search Appearances" feature allows users to see how many people are finding them via LinkedIn searches, which can help them optimize their accounts, writes John Nemo. In addition, users can monitor their All-Star status to see what aspects of their profile still need to be improved.
Star Flight Training in Roanoke, Va., has added two flight instructors to meet increased demand for training as more students consider full-time careers in aviation. "If you compare each month to the previous year, we see anywhere between 75 to 150% increase, month to month year to year," said Star Flight chief pilot Jon Beard.
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July 1 began a new year for ACTE, and we are excited to welcome five new vice presidents and a new president-elect to the Board of Directors. Our leadership team is made up of volunteers from across the nation and the CTE field -- learn more about our new Board members!
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