Issue: #6 
March 2013
Welcome to the March Madness edition of the newsletter! The annual NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments are a celebration of the student athlete. And this March, we're celebrating great news about legislation affecting CTE efforts, and cool new features to check out on We are also proud to welcome National Technical Honor Society members from all over North America into our family! 
And, hot off the presses is our featured digital job shadow with a Marketing Director at AvL Technologies, a high-tech company specializing in the design and development of mobile satellite antenna systems. Enjoy!
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New Features at!
Student Resume Builder!
As promised, we've added a useful new feature to Now, students can create multiple resumes with our easy-to-use Resume Builder. It takes care of all the formatting and layout, and creates a professional resume that is great for job hunting or applying for work-study programs. The Resume Builder provides helpful hints and tips so that students can put their best foot forward on their resume.

Now We're Blogging Too! is dedicated to helping young people make informed education and career decisions. Our new blog is another way to get the word out that STEM and STEAM education is important. Each week, we'll have our in-house blog writer add a fun post, with straight talk aimed at students about careers, tips on developing soft skills, and much more! Look for Guest Bloggers following up with additional advice and unique perspectives from the working world. Click here to access the blog.
NTHS logo Partners with National Technical Honor Society
We announced recently that was partnering with NTHS to bring our career educational resources to its 80,000 student members. We are very pleased that the integration is now complete, and student members logging into their NTHS accounts can now access! A big welcome to these honor students!
Visit the National Technical Honor Society website to learn more about its programs, scholarships, and other resources. You can find out how to set up a chapter in your School!
NC Governor Signs Bill Increasing Access to CTE
In February, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed his first bill as Governor increasing student access to CTE education. The bill will create a system where students will earn a diploma signifying that they are ready for college, a career or both. In addition, high schools and community colleges are being encouraged to share teachers, equipment, and internship opportunities. It's all great news for students and CTE in North Carolina.

In Texas, a New House Bill Proposes Creating a HS Diploma focused on CTE


If a new bill (SB 3) gets passed into law, high school students in Texas will have a choice of following a path to a general diploma or one focused on CTE. This proposed legislation is similar to the newly passed law in North Carolina, and also allows students to earn endorsements in business, humanities, and STEM.  Click here for more information from the UTSA student newspaper.

STEMConnector's New STEM Report

STEMConnector recently released a 200 page report on the state of STEM - students, careers, and education. Check out the free executive summary for some very interesting statistics and trends.
From the Web
New Digital Job Shadow!
Marketing Director, AvL Technologies

Our newest digital job shadow features Krystal Dredge, Marketing Director at AvL Technologies
. This very cool company manufactures mobile satellite communications equipment used all over the world by both commercial and military customers. Their equipment helps bring basketball games into your living room, while also helping governments catch terrorists!

As Marketing Director at a high-tech company, Krystal gets to combine her communications and creative skills with her interests in science and technology. She states "Technology has changed everything we do, so STEM education is huge." Click the image above to watch!
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In This Issue
New Resume Builder
Now We're Blogging Too!
VJS and NTHS Partnership
More CTE Access in NC
Texas Focusing on CTE
Featured Digital Job Shadow!
Find out why Educators love our Product! Contact Candace Zlotnick [email protected]

Coming Soon
Job Shadows in Development:  

- Physical Therapist
- Occupational 

- Women in STEM

- Many more!
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