techdirections - linking education to careers

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techdirections is a magazine and website for technology, career/technical, and engineering education. Designed for the involved educator, techdirections brings to life today’s technology and provides a wealth of engaging student activities. We cover automotive, IT, CAD/CAM, electricity/electronics, engineering, manufacturing, woodworking, construction, and much more. We provide information on current industry practices and products that will help you integrate those practices into your classroom.

Inside the August issue:

Six Steps to Building ROI into Your Curriculum—How to Partner Your School with Local Businesses
Creating relationships with local businesses allows students to gain real-world experience in 3D design and prototyping, interaction with clients, and other skills that have proven valuable beyond high school.

Which 3D Printing Material Should I Use?
A look at different 3D printing projects, and what type of 3D material to use for each.

Introducing Students to STEM Through an After-School Aviation Club
Using aviation and aeronautics to get students excited about STEM, and giving them formal ground instruction which counts towards a pilot’s license.

CTE Success Stories: How the Best Programs Move Students Forward
Showcasing several successful CTE programs which provide creative projects for students, and extra support for the staff.

Colleges Are Adding Programs in a Once-Decimated Industry—Manufacturing
By 2025, 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. The education needed to fill them is different than it used to be, as is the work environment, but students still aren’t seeking these programs out.

Product Spotlight
A selection of excellent products to make your teaching efforts easier and more effective.

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