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Inside the November issue:

Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate Program
How to obtain and implement the Energy Industry Fundamentals curriculum in your school, with help from the Center for Energy Workforce Development.

Special Building Trades Focused Section:

High School Students Build Tiny Homes for Flood Victims
After a historic flood in West Virginia, 12 vocational schools stepped up to provide housing for families who lost their homes.

Indiana Building Trades Are ‘Built to Succeed’
The Built to Succeed street team uses a variety of new recruiting tactics to increase awareness, education, and recruiting opportunities across the building trades fields.

HBA Members Debunk Four-Year Degree Myth to Promote Trades Careers
The Herdina Academy’s summer program gives high school students a taste of what building trades are and shows them that a four-year degree isn’t necessary to have a successful career.

Building Passion—Students from Building 21 Get Hands-On with the Building Trades
An after-school program in New Orleans matches student’s interests right from the beginning of school and helps them find pathways to careers..

Improving Students’ Linear Measurement Skills
Introducing students to different techniques improves their measurement skills, increases project successes, and reduces waste.

Professional Development—Busting 7 Myths about Technology Careers that Discourage Teenage Technologists
There’s lots of false information out there about careers in technology. This article breaks down, and debunks, some of the more common myths.

Conventrion Preview—Get Inspired at CareerTech Vision
The Association for Career and Technical Education’s
annual convention will offer ample opportunities for
professional development and a chance to see a variety
of excellent products for the CTE field.

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


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