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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 March issue:

Tool and Equipment Funding
A variety of ideas on how to get the funding you need to replace or expand your shop.

The Electrification of the Truck
Big changes are coming to the trucking industry all over the world. Over 15,000 confirmed orders for electrified commercial trucks and buses will be delivered between now and 2021.

Power Prep—The Importance of Properly Disconnecting Vehicle Batteries for Collision Repairs
Potentially serious problems can occur when doing certain repairs on vehicles if the battery isn’t disconnected.

Freevalve and Camcon: The Race to Camless Engines
The possibility of a camless engine nears reality as manufacturers incorporate new technology to replace the camshaft.

Starting a Wraps Class from Scratch
A look at how the program at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, CA, was started, what the students learn, and different wrap techniques and tools.

Jobs in Cybersecurity Are Exploding: Why Are Women Locked Out?
The prediction is that by 2026 cybersecurity jobs will increase by 28%. Attracting women to the field is becoming increasingly necessary to help fill these jobs.

Teacher Training Opportunities
Excellent options for continuing education to keep your skills and knowledge up to date.

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

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