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Engineering a New Course for Women— Female-based STEM Class Allows Women to Explore Engineering Fields
Getting women interested in engineering at an early age leads many to pursue engineering careers in college

Trial and Error Leads to Success—Students in Advanced CAD Design and Manufacture a Bank Vault Lock
Students from Liverpool H.S. work as a team to problem-solve, design, and create a lock for a cabinet in their classroom.

Exploring Careers in Agricultural Engineering
Helping students discover if a career in Agricultural Engineering is the right career path for them

Sun Battery
As we continue the celebration of our 75th year, this month we look back to 1956. George Pearce tells us about a new device that captures and saves energy from the sun!

Forget Shop Class: New Orleans is trying to train black youth for a constantly shifting job market
Working with underprivileged youth, to learn all the skills necessary to secure employment proves successful in several highlighted programs in New Orleans.

Get Inspired at CareerTech VISION
This year’s ACTE annual convention will offer ample opportunities to be inspired by featured speakers, for professional development, and a chance to see a variety of excellent products for the CTE field.

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