Archive for December 16th, 2007

FDR Knew

December 16th, 2007 | Category: Technical Education Awareness

Here is an interesting quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt. It uses the now verboten word “vocation,” but he is talking about what we now call CTE:

ā€œWe know that already many of the professions are over-supplied and it is a fair guess that during the coming generation we shall devote more attention to educating our boys and girls for vocational pursuits which are just as honorable, just as respectable, and in many instances just as remunerative as are the professions themselves.ā€

I would only add that are some “vocations” are actually more remunerative than a number of the “professions.” (gleaned from a PDF on the ACTE website - Association for Career and Technical Education)

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SkillsUSA Membership Drive

December 16th, 2007 | Category: General, Skills in Demand, Technical Education Awareness

SkillsUSA (the career/tech organization formerly know as VICA) has announced a campaign to reach 300,000 members. That works out to 20,000 new members. SkillsUSA is a super organization that does a lot to help encourage the training of a skilled workforce.

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Upgrading from Vista to XP

December 16th, 2007 | Category: Geek Stuff

There is a funny and well-written post on “upgrading” to the older version of Windows at Coding Sanity. Read it for the fun of it.

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