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Summer Expo Connects Kids With Careers
In one Illinois community, an annual summer job fair puts high schoolers in touch with summer employment, volunteer, and enrichment opportunities. Companies, camps, and community groups present opportunities that can set students on the path to a career.

School Stores Teach Lifelong Skills
This "local shop" can stock merchandise ranging from pencils to tasty snacks, and sell its wares to students, teachers, principals and even the occasional visitor. A school store, however, is more than a "convenience store;" its shelves also are stocked with the materials for building academic and lifelong learning skills.

Cooking for the Classroom
Each week, the Education World Great Sites for Teaching About ... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. June is Dairy Month, Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Seafood Month. This week's sites are among the best on the Web for introducing cooking into your classroom.

Site Reviews

The Snorkel
The Snorkel is a "support forum for K-12 technology leaders." The site uses different technologies and provides set-up information so users may incorporate them into their sites.

The Great Idea Finder
This site provides a showcase for new ideas and inventions, profiles of inventors, invention facts and trivia, and resources for the inventor. (Grades: 6-12)

BLS Career Information
This site is an introduction to career guidance information for elementary students from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Vocational Ed Center


VoTech High Schools
New American Schools
Magnet Schools

School To Work
State Programs

Automotive Tech.
Construction Tech.
Consumer Ed.
Culinary Arts
Graphic Design
Fashion Tech.
Health Services


Vocational Education
This is the archive of all our Teacher Submitted Lesson Plans on the subject of Vocational Education.


Career Education: Setting Your Students on the Path to a Valued Vocation
"Only rich people can go to college!" That is what one third grader told teacher Heather Root. Now, Root and other educators are emphasizing career education in their classrooms, even at the elementary level. With the resources of the Web as your guide, you too can implement a study of occupations that enlightens, inspires, and encourages your students to succeed! Included: Online resources for screening personality and interest, writing rsums, and the all-important job interview. Lesson plans for teachers too!.


Education World Site Reviews: Vocational Education
Listings for vocational education resource Web sites, categorized by topic.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Not only does their breakdown of Jobs (called "Outlook for Specific Occupations") include the nature of each job, but also employment conditions, working environment, outlook for the profession, training necessary, earnings statistics, and related occupations.

Enterprise Education
Enterprise Education is about "helping young people make things happen, be creative and find opportunities for themselves. This Web site supports this purpose, and also supports teachers developing enterprising attributes in students."

Vocational Resources: Arts & Humanities: Design: Administration Resources: Education Issues:


Vocational Information Center
Resource guide for vocational school libraries, including links to career exploration, job market, employment skills, schools, reference sites, and more.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) supports a wide range of programs and activities that help young people and adults obtain the knowledge and skills they need for successful careers and productive lives.

Vocational Education Resources
From Steven E. Sorg, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, directory of vocational education resources including legislation and research.

Vocational Technical Education Resources
From Dr. Steve Yuen's Homepage, listings of career planning, job information, curriculum resources, organizations and more.

School To Work
This is a comprehensive site on the subject of the School To Work initiative and includes facts, student, educator and teacher perspectives, legislative information and resources.

National Skills Standards Board
The NSSB was created by the National Skill Standards Act of 1994 to encourage the creation and adoption of a national system of voluntary skill standards that will enhance the ability of the United States to compete effectively in a global economy. These voluntary skill standards will be developed by industry in full partnership with education, labor, and community-based organizations, and will be flexible, portable, and continuously updated and improved.

Career and Technical Education Week Feb. 11-17, 2001
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will provide a how-to promotion kit that you can access on this web site beginning in November. It includes tips on organizing school and community events, proclamation forms for signing by mayors, governors and other officials, and model press releases.

SkillsUSA-VICA is a national organization serving nearly 250,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.