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Career & Technical Education Blog

The iCEV CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

Brad Hummel

Coming from a family of educators, Brad knows both the joys and challenges of teaching well. Through his own teaching background, he’s experienced both firsthand. As a writer for iCEV, Brad’s goal is to help teachers empower their students by listening to educators’ concerns and creating content that answers their most pressing questions about career and technical education.

Health Science | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | Phlebotomy

By: Brad Hummel
September 15th, 2023

There’s little doubt that certified phlebotomy technicians are among the most in-demand healthcare professionals today. Phlebotomy technicians perform an essential role in performing, collecting, and transporting laboratory specimens while interacting daily with patients.

Middle School | STEM

By: Brad Hummel
September 14th, 2023

STEM subjects are a critical part of a comprehensive education. But as a middle school educator, you could be unsure about choosing the right curriculum for your students.


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High School | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
September 12th, 2023

As a high school business teacher, choosing the right personal finance curriculum for your students is essential. After all, learning the principles of personal financial literacy can make all the difference as learners graduate from high school and face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood.

Middle School | STEM

By: Brad Hummel
August 15th, 2023

As a middle school teacher of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), finding the best projects and activities for your students can be difficult. You want to provide assignments that are interesting and compelling but also ones that are age-appropriate for younger students.

Business Education | Entrepreneurship

By: Brad Hummel
August 10th, 2023

Are you a high school business teacher looking for a new entrepreneurship curriculum? If so, you’re probably concerned about finding materials that are relevant and engaging for your students. Whether you teach a semester elective or a year-long entrepreneurship course, you want to help your students prepare for certifications and their future career goals. There are a variety of entrepreneurship resources out there, but it can be tough to decide which materials are right for you. In this post, you’ll discover four popular high school entrepreneurship curriculum that teachers have shared with us:

Career Exploration | Texas | Middle School

By: Brad Hummel
July 5th, 2023

As a middle school teacher in Texas, you'll likely be asked to cover a course in Career and College Exploration. Because Career and College Exploration is a brand new course for the 2023-2024 school year, you could feel overwhelmed and unsure about the content you’re supposed to teach.