A high school in Michigan recently installed a "work cell" to help prepare students for careers in robotics. The $1 million project includes a robot, controller and other equipment designed to aid in manufacturing.
2019 Credential Summit Keynote Announced! NOCTI, NBS, and ACTE are pleased to announce the 2019 Summit Keynote: Smart Cities, Economic Growth, and Credentials: They are ALL Connected! with Racine, WI Mayor Cory Mason, Director of Business Development & Commercial Management at Foxconn Shawn McComb, and Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht. Learn more about the Summit!
Junior-high-school culinary students at a California school participated in a contest to develop more vegetarian menu items for the school lunch service. The winning dish -- a bean dip with guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese and made-from-scratch chips -- meets school nutrition standards and will appear on the menu in the fall.
Students in a Wisconsin school district learn about careers in the skilled trades before they enter high school. The district's focus on career and technical education includes opportunities for apprenticeships and mentoring by leaders in the business community.
Students enrolled in construction courses at an Indiana high school recently gained firsthand lessons by building a tiny house. The project teaches students skills in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work.
Several universities in Washington, D.C., and Virginia are planning to offer a new digital credentialing program aimed at preparing students for the workforce. The program is part of a collaboration between the universities and area companies.
Colgate-Palmolive took the top spot on Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 list for its strong financial performance and corporate social responsibility. Unilever was added to the Masters category for its 10 years of sustained industry leadership.
Alphabet, Microsoft and others are releasing or updating wearables for factory, field service and warehouse usage, with Google preparing a new enterprise model of its Glass with an improved camera and longer-lasting battery.
Women joined the workforce at a faster pace than men between 2015 and 2018, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers are offering higher pay and attractive benefits as they grapple with a historically low unemployment rate.
Chase McCombs wanted to work with metal from childhood, and the 26-year-old now owns and works at McCombs Fabrication in Connersville, Ind. McCombs describes the development of his company, the importance of taking on challenges and how he interacts with customers.
The Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference, co-hosted by ACTE and NCLA and happening from Sept. 25 to 27, will focus on several content areas to help strengthen the field for CTE administrators. Happening at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz., Best Practices registration is now open. Register today.
CTE in the news
Along with their instructor, three engineering technology students from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Massachusetts traveled to Houston, Texas, in April to present a device they designed for NASA engineers and astronauts as part of the HUNCH program. Read more.
Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology
May is National Inventors Month
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