After several years of doing the show, “Dirty Jobs”, Mike Rowe became concerned about our society’s definition of what it means to have a “good job”. Not all “good jobs” require a four-year degree. He developed his new website to promote skilled trades and to remind everyone that “Work is not the Enemy”. He has videos that could be shown to students interested in technology programs.
Geometry In Construction
Two teachers at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado, developed a fully integrated program that presents Geometry in the context of a Construction program. They started with one cohort of 40 freshman and sophomore students who took the course in two block classes which are offered back‐to‐back, so they are seamless. All students in the program gained a deep knowledge of geometry concepts by immediately applying these concepts in a real‐world application.
Students in this program are scoring among the highest in the school district in terms of measurement and geometry standards. A growing number of high schools across the country are offering variations of the Geometry in Construction curriculum.
Math Problem of the Month
Sign up for a Math Problem of the Month. Math problems from the Geometry in Construction curriculum are shared with teachers to use in their classrooms.
In Demand magazine – Construction
This site highlights careers in the construction industry. Construction will add one million new jobs by 2012. Jobs that may lead to a career that offers young men and women good pay and benefits.
Construct My Future
This site was designed to allow students, parents, teachers the opportunity to explore and research careers in the construction industry. The industry is very large and has thousands of career opportunities in several different facets of business. From trades to technical to management, the construction industry provides rewarding careers for anyone. The key to success in the industry is knowledge.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years
Department of Labor
Department of Labor – construction: provides information about the construction field.
Career Zoom Kansas
A website students, teachers, and parents can search information on career technical education training opportunities from 26 Kansas public institutions.
Women In Trades
Womenintrades.com promotes women and women owned companies working in the trades. They also provide a range of support services to the women registered with them.