Reframing how we talk about career and technical education


Image courtesy www.AFPC.AF.mil

Image courtesy http://www.AFPC.AF.mil

It was about this time in 1983 that I joined the “real” workforce for the first time.  And my first job?  Producing training videos for the Mississippi Department of Vocational Technical Education.  Workforce Training.  Now while 1983 is a long time away from 2017, somethings are still a hot topic for discussion.  Predominantly, how we talk about what is now Career and Technical Education and how it is perceived.

During the four decades I spent on the job, things changed, Continue reading

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More Mississippi CTE Christmas Cheer


Wanted to share another couple of pictures of how CTE instructors and students are using the Christmas season as a training tool.  Was driving home at Thanksgiving, and saw a town square getting ready for Christmas.   Continue reading