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The AES CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Lesson Plans | Public Speaking

By: Brad Hummel
September 22nd, 2022

Imagine yourself at the podium to deliver a speech that could change your life, but without a clue about how to be an effective public speaker and communicator. This is the situation your students face if they don’t learn the fundamentals of public speaking.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Leadership

By: Brad Hummel
September 8th, 2022

There's no question that leadership is one of the most sought-after career skills. But among high school students, it’s often hard to find. Your students need guidance and the right projects and activities to help them become the leaders they want to be.

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Career Readiness | Digital Curriculum | Middle School

By: Mike Cescon
August 11th, 2022

If you want to prepare your middle schoolers with the skills they need to thrive on the job market, finding the right career readiness curriculum is an essential first step. After all, a strong curriculum will equip your students with vital knowledge and insight, while a weak curriculum may leave them faltering and unprepared. 

Career Readiness | Middle School | Public Speaking

By: Bri Stauffer
July 28th, 2022

Middle school career readiness classes often focus on skills like professionalism and communication.

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

By: Brad Hummel
July 14th, 2022

Middle school is an important but uncertain time for students to think about their interests and abilities and begin to contemplate their future occupations. As a teacher, you strive to turn that uncertainty into excitement. One of the best ways to do so is to use engaging projects that guide and inspire your students to discover the diverse career opportunities available to them.

Career Readiness

By: Brad Hummel
June 27th, 2022

Career readiness is the process of preparing students with the skills they need to find, acquire, maintain, and grow within a job.