Technical, Technology, STEM Education, July 31, 2017

 
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  • Illinois Tweaks Licensing Requirement for Technical Education Teachers
  • Why Pursue a Career in Electronic Systems ?
  • BUILDS ACT - Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demand for Skills
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Illinois Tweaks Licensing Requirement for Technical Education Teachers

The Illinois State Board of Education's Division Administrator for Educator Effectiveness, Emily Fox, said the hope is to make it easier for schools to get people with the skills to teach career and technical education into the classroom. "The licensure requirements to get a CTE license did not change. But we did remove the barrier that said that individuals who substitute teach need to hold a bachelors degree," Fox said. Individuals who are qualified to teach in a career and technical education classroom can sub without having to get a separate substitute license.

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Why Pursue a Career in Electronic Systems ?

Eventually, every device that plugs in, or has batteries, will be part of a huge ecosystem that shares information and control with the other devices. And we are all a part of it. Doesn't it make sense to be looking at careers that are tied directly to this technology? New challenges come on an almost daily basis, as new ideas, technologies and applications are introduced constantly. And very few things have as big an impact as providing capabilities they never knew were possible, in a way that is easy to control and enjoy.

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BUILDS ACT - Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills

Act to ensure that workers are prepared with the skills needed for jobs - in fields such as construction, transportation and energy - that would be created by a major investment in infrastructure. Legislators on both sides of the aisle, have expressed support for a significant infrastructure plan to fix the country's crumbling roads and bridges.

A recent study by the Center of Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University estimated that a $1 Trillion infrastructure investment would create 11 million new jobs. Of these jobs, nearly half would require skilled job training beyond a high school level.

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