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Welding's Ivy League—Ivy Tech Builds a New Generation of Welders with State of the Art Training Techology
Using up-to-date equipment, enthusiastic teachers are turning out topnotch students to help rebuild the diminishing skilled workforce

Lighting the Torch—School Uses Blacksmithing and Oxy-Acetylene Processes to Attract Students to Metalworking Program
Using blacksmithing appeals to students’ creative side and get students interested in learning more.

How Did My Spark Get Started?
A recent Hobart graduate talks about what got him interested in the field of welding, and how his interests have grown through his curiosity and education.

Skills USA Success Stories—Nick Peterson
A look at a former SkillsUSA winner, where he is now, and how he is giving back to SkillsUSA.

In San Francisco Computer Science for All…Soon
San Francisco is the first large urban school district to commit to computer science education for all students pre-k thru high school.

On the Front Line of Teaching—‘Grit:’ The Battle to Stop Students from Quitting
Methods to help coach students through difficult times in learning.

ITEEA Conference Preview—Engaging and Empowering Decision Makers
Exciting opportunities are planned. All are invited..

Perspective—A Noble Workforce That Matters
A look at what our county needs to do to ensure we have a quality workforce talent-pool in the future.

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

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