June 18, 2008

Seminar to explore career-technical education

by Ashley McRaven

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An upcoming Southern Illinois University Carbondale event is all about “Paving the Way to Success in Middle and Secondary Career and Technical Education.” Set for July 16 and 17 at the Crisp Room in John A. Logan College’s Conference Center in Carterville, it’s an opportunity for career and technical educators from middle and secondary educational institutions to increase their knowledge.

SIUC, Delta Pi Epsilon Research Foundation and SIUC’s Department of Workforce Education are bringing distinguished scholars in the field of career and technical education to facilitate sessions and lead training relative to current issues and solutions. Participants will learn proven techniques to improve student achievement in career and technical education as well as in reading and mathematics. As the existing Carl D. Perkins legislation requires teachers to prove student achievement in career and technical education in conjunction with “No Child Left Behind” assessments, this conference gives practical and useful training to help.

The conference is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 16 and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 17. The registration fee is $50. For more information or to register, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or look online at www.dce.siu.edu. Or, for more details, contact Frederick W. Polkinghorne, Workforce Education and Development research assistant, at fwpolk@siu.edu or 618/453-1943.

Course credit is also available through the Workforce Education and Development course ”New Developments,” with tuition set at $250. For course credit, contact Marcia Anderson, Workforce Education and Development professor, at 618/453-1968 or via e-mail at mandersn@siu.edu.