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Dear Educators,

I am pleased to share the tenth issue of Army Education News & Updates with you today. The U.S. Army takes pride in developing not only quality soldiers, but quality citizens as well. That’s why the Army values its involvement with career and technical education partners so highly. As our nation struggles to remain competitive in the global economy, career and technical education and its purpose of preparing young people for success in the workforce is of increasing importance and urgency. CTE-focused skills and competencies are not only crucial to building a healthy civilian workforce; they are also some of the key building blocks for success in many Army careers. Maintaining a focus on improving CTE education for students will benefit the entire nation.

I invite you to read about SkillsUSA, an organization that works with students, teachers and industry leaders to help young people become world-class workforce contributors, leaders among their peers and productive American citizens. Career and technical education is a vital part of the Nation’s education landscape, and the U.S. Army is proud to partner with SkillsUSA.

Also in this issue, we profile another program that advances essential skills in students: Army ROTC. Army ROTC is a prestigious scholarship program that transforms college students into Army officers in less than four years. Students enrolled in ROTC maintain a normal class schedule while learning the skills necessary to be a leader in the U.S. Army.

The U.S. Army deeply appreciates all you do to shape our Nation’s youth and we look forward to continuing our work together.

Army Strong!

Sincerely,
John Myers
Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach
U.S. Army Accessions Command

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PARTNER ORGANIZATION PROFILE

SkillsUSA

The U.S. Army partners with SkillsUSA to prepare students for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The U.S. Army participates in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which works to ensure America has a skilled workforce.


PROGRAM PROFILE

Army ROTC

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps is a unique college elective that teaches students leadership skills used in the Army, but also apply in any field. Students receive credit for ROTC classes, which are applied toward their diploma.

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EDUCATION NEWS

On October 19-22, the 84th annual National FFA Convention was held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. The U.S. Army has partnered with FFA on a national level for 30 years, and this year's participation included informational workshops led by Army subject matter experts and the "Strength in Action Zone," which featured interactive games, contests and information about the education, career and leadership opportunities offered by the U.S. Army.

EDUCATION NEWS

On Nov. 17-19, the 2011 ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education) Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo took place in St. Louis, Mo. U.S. Army Accessions Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the organization in November 2009 that identifies multiple areas of focus for potential collaboration.

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STEM NEWS

Driving Our High-Tech Army Into the Future
By Julia Bobick
Editor, Recruiter Journal

Not always seen as the high-tech service that it is, the Army has a continuous challenge attracting students interested in hard-to-fill science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career fields. In an effort to enhance perceptions in schools and communities that the Army is truly a high-tech organization in which students can pursue a rewarding STEM career, the Army is building an interactive exhibit to help communicate this message across the country.

STEM NEWS

Asset Immerses Students in Army Technology
By Daniel Lafontaine
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

The vehicle is split into three rooms that will bring visitors 20 years into the future, said Jeff Warwick, branch chief of Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s Conceptual Modeling and Animation Team.

Warwick’s team is helping to transform the vehicle at ECBC’s Advanced Design and Manufacturing Prototype Integration Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.


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ARMY EDUCATION REPRESENTATITIVE
GUEST SPOTLIGHT

Patti Talbort
"I really enjoy being able to partner with various education organizations as we work to improve students' lives. We have a real ability to make an impact."

CENTER OF
INFLUENCE SPOTLIGHT

Michael Thomas
“The decline of young people in urban areas when it comes to high school completion and college enrollment is my motivation.”

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