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The iCEV CTE Blog

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

Business Education | Career Readiness | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
April 18th, 2023

If you teach high school business or career readiness, there’s a strong chance you’ll be required to cover a course in personal financial literacy. However, you may be unsure about who must take your class or why you’ve been asked to teach it in the first place.

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | Professionalism

By: Brad Hummel
March 28th, 2023

If you teach business education to high school students, chances are that you need to cover job interview skills as part of your career readiness lessons. After all, developing these skills can mean the difference between students earning jobs and not getting the opportunities they deserve.


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Career Readiness | Middle School | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
January 10th, 2023

As a middle school teacher, you understand the importance of teaching critical thinking early. Without learning fundamental reasoning skills at a young age, your students won’t be prepared for the more significant challenges they’ll face in high school and the working world.

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

By: Mike Cescon
December 20th, 2022

When you introduce your middle schoolers to career exploration, they begin to see its relevance to their learning experience and start to connect their academics to career and college opportunities. If you interest them well enough, you can even equip them to make informed decisions on their future careers. 

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Student Engagement

By: Brad Hummel
November 10th, 2022

Are my students prepared? It’s a question every career readiness teacher asks. In today’s work environment, it’s more important than ever that students are aware of college and career opportunities and the steps they need to take for success.

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | 21st Century Skills | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
October 25th, 2022

If you teach career readiness or business education in high school, chances are that you’ll be asked to teach your CTE students lessons in critical thinking. After all, critical thinking is one of the most essential skills needed to make decisions in the workplace.