SkillsUSA Champions Spring Magazine : Page 16

toolbox Setting Strong Examples Changes Strong opinions c areer and technical education has come a long way over the last 50 years, but some still hold to the misconception that CTE is for “problem” students or students who “can’t make it academically.” How would you change that opinion? As a class, split into two groups. In the first, identify some specific misconcep-tions people might have about CTE and why. In the second, brainstorm ways to demonstrate the value of CTE. Consider the leadership and technical training you’ve received and how it’s shaped you. Come together as a full group. Did the second group satisfy the questions of the first? If not, tackle the questions together. SkillsUSA’s website has many resources to help the cause. For starters, check out a list of success stories at: www.skillsusa. org/students/success.shtml . You’ll also find topical articles at: www.skillsusa.org/about/ news.shtml . But the best example of CTE’s importance is the example set by you. • Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another; it is the only means. — a lBerT e insTein Find the photo, win a prize No, the picture on the left isn’t abstract art. It’s actually a distorted part of another photo in this issue. Find the original photo and send us the page number where it appears to win a SkillsUSA sport duffel bag (first prize) or travel mug (second prize). To enter, email your answer, name, address and phone number to: anyinfo@skillsusa.org (include “Photo Contest” in the subject line). or, send to: SkillsUSA Photo Contest, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, vA 20176. one first-and one second-prize winner will be drawn at random from the correct entries. Entries must be received by March 15. Congratulations to last issue’s winners: Ryan Fleenor of Provo, Utah, and James Pafford of Orlando, Fla. • 16 SkillsUSA Champions Spring 2013 Photo: Lloyd Wolf

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