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Technical Education

Stories about the teaching and implementation of technical subjects in K-12 or higher education, such as computer science, career and technical education (CTE) programs, and technological innovations or related research at universities.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges launched their annual Women in IT Conference last week with a keynote from a Davenport North High School student who founded a nonprofit to provide tech support to local veterans.
Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly unveiled a new initiative, "Gig City Goes Quantum," for which the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Community College will boost training in quantum technologies.
Through a pair of grants totaling $400,000, Old Dominion University is developing a pair of "lab schools" — one aimed at creating a technology talent pipeline in Chesapeake and the other focused on the maritime field.
Pima County's local college, technical education district and tech centers have collectively invested millions in renovations and expansions in recent years to boost technology-focused workforce-development programs.
A senior computer-science major at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee is working on a web-based application that digitizes paperwork for Her Future Coalition, a nonprofit for human trafficking victims in India and Nepal.
Twenty-four founders of tech companies in Alabama endorsed the college's request for a one-time infusion of public money, advising the state not to lose a valuable part of its talent pipeline for the innovation sector.
Onondaga Community College's new supply chain management degree will help prepare a workforce for a massive computer memory chip plant planned for construction by Micron Technologies in Clay.
The CIA Mission Possible Operation Advance Technology competition will invite educators across the U.S. to vie for computer and coding laboratories outfitted with $60,000 worth of technology.
Planned academic restructuring at the university will include a new School of Emerging and Applied Technologies, which will accommodate a new cybersecurity degree as well as programs on data science, VR/AR and AI.
Proposed legislation would ask the Hawaii Department of Education to assess the need and implications of making computer science a graduation requirement, amid concerns that students need more education in the subject.