CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CLASSROOMS AND FACILITIES
Information on the planning and design of technical laboratories and technology education facilities in schools and colleges, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011
(OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments , Sep 2011)
Showcases over 60 exemplary recently built or refurbished schools and universities from 28 countries and includes examples of early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational and higher education facilities spanning countries in six continents, from India, Uruguay and Portugal, to Australia, United States and Burkina Faso. Collectively, these projects demonstrate state-of-the-art design in this field and each one is lavishly illustrated with colour photos, plans and descriptions.TO ORDER: http://www.oecd.org/
The Safe Schools Manual.
(New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton, 2011)
The Safe Schools Manual is a manual of self-inspection checklists covering environmental, health and safety regulations for secondary occupational and career orientation programs in New Jersey public schools. It was developed by the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute with support by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education. The Manual is updated twice each year to reflect changes in regulations. Through June 2006, twenty-five updates have been issued
Techniques: Going Green.
(Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, Apr 2009)
This issue of Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers covers the growing role that career and technical education plays in efforts to increase energy and environmental sustainability. Article titles include: Making the Change to Sustainability: Building Green Builds a Better Education; CTE's Role in Energy and Environmental Sustainability; Harnessing the Power of Wind Technology; C-TEC: Ohio's First All-Green School; Going Solar Yields Long-Term Economical, Educational Benefits; and Building Green the Right Way.
References to Journal Articles
South Tahoe: A Model for Career Tech
Educational Facility Planner; v46 n1 , p5-7 ; Jun 2012
Five new state funded facilities, including a green construction and transportation academy and a Hollywood-class arts and design academy, are transforming South Tahoe High School in California into a career tech haven.
Less Standardization, More Flexibility
School Planning and Management; , p57-62 ; Apr 2012
Five new state-funded facilities, including a green construction and transportation academy and a Hollywood-class arts and design academy, are transforming South Tahoe High School into a career tech haven.
Career-Tech Time Machine
Monberg, Greg and Bannourah, Riyad
Educational Facility Planner; v45 n4 , p27-29 ; Dec 2011
In the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, the skills needed to have a successful career were very different than they are today. This case study of the Hammond Multimedia Broadcast Academy shows how one Rust Belt community has revamped its approach to career and technical education and is preparing students for jobs in the new economy.
John A. Dubiski Career High School.
Architectural Record; v199 n1 ; Jan 2011
Profiles this Texas technology and career training high school, with individual programs housed in wings that surround an atrium. Each individual wing is designed to resemble a business, and the walls designed to adapt to future developments in the curriculum.
Robert H. Williams Classroom and Anadarko Industrial Technology Building.
Design Cost Data; v44 n1 , p15,16 ; Jan-Feb 2011
Profiles this technical education building at Utah State University, Vernal. The building combines academic and applied education, and physically connect the campus to the adjacent high school. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Vocational/Industrial Arts Areas.
American School and University; v82 n13 , p128 ; Aug 2010
Profiles the Laney College Culinary Academy and Bistro, a winning project in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. This renovated cooking school now features a light-filled indoor-outdoor café staffed by the culinary arts students. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Building Blueprints: Career Tech.
School Planning and Management; v49 n8 , p66,67 ; Aug 2010
Profiles Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center, a facility that houses nine programs -- chef/restaurant entrepreneur, allied health, nursing assistant, aviation technology, fashion marketing, computer science, bilingual careers, legal/medical assistant, and CSI/law enforcement -- in one 40,000 square foot space.
Industry Takes a Leading Role in New Skills Center.
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Jul 22, 2010
Profiles the Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Skagit County, Washington. The new technical and career training facility is the result of a coalition of the local school system, Skagit Valley College, and private service industries.
New Designs for Life Skills and Voc Ed.
School Planning and Management; v49 n3 , p18,20,22-25 ; Mar 2010
Discusses trends in design for life skills and vocational education facilities, including the accommodation of broader technology, flexible design, and community involvement. Examples of outstanding new facilities are detailed.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p30-33 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Science Building, a building created by stripping the skin off of a former three-story automobile showroom. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Texas Architect; v60 n1 , p54-57 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles a Frisco, Texas, career and technical education facility. The inspirational architecture and programming, executed over twelve years' time, are highlighted. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences Addition No. II.
Design Cost Data; v53 n5 , p42,43 ; Sep 2009
Profiles this addition to a rapidly-growing school that maintains the historical character of the original building and of the neighborhood. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Vocational/Industrial Arts Areas.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p126 ; Aug 2009
Profiles Minnesota's South Central College Chemistry and Industrial Labs facility, selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The project was chosen for its ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of the project.
Building Blueprints: Medical/Health Services.
School Planning and Management; v48 n7 , p40,41 ; Jul 2009
Profiles Houston’s Carl Wunsche High School, which specializes in training students for healthcare professions. The planning process and design are discussed.
C-TEC: Ohio's First All-Green School.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers; v84 n3 , p30-33 ; Apr 2009
In Ohio's Licking County, the Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) is a leader in the green movement. This eco-friendly school incorporates environmental sustainability in all aspects of its programming and is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified public building in the state. This article describes the environmentally friendly conservation strategies behind the construction of the C-TEC.
St. Cloud Technical College and Workforce Center.
Architecture Minnesota; , p40-43,62 ; Mar-Apr 2009
Profiles this addition to an disliked, sprawling, one-story community college that offers a lively atrium and easier wayfinding to student services, laboratories, and classrooms.
Specialized Educational Facilities.
Learning By Design; n18 , p159-166 ; 2009
Profiles six specialized educational facilities cited in the 2009 Learning by Design competition. These include two technical education, one arts, one administrative, two athletic, and one library facilities. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included.TO ORDER: Learning by Design; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbott, Jane; William, Nick; Hopkins, Sarah; Bragg, Valeri
21 Century Schools; v4 n1 , p40-45 ; 2009
Describes several British schools and how they accommodate general education, vocational training, and education for life skills.