Career and Technical Education Month

By Colleen Rowe | February 16 2021 | Professional Studies

February is Career and Technical Education Month, described as a time to “celebrate the value of Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.” Find a history of career and technical education here.

 

We’d like to highlight a few books that can help your students navigate their career development:

 

Designing Your Life
Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will.” —Daniel Pink, author of Drive

 

The Flip Side of Free
In The Flip Side of Free, Michael Kende shows the costs of free internet services in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, and the growing market power of technology giants.

 

Callings
“Every one of the stories in this inspiring collection reveals the deep love that motivates the storytellers as they discover and embrace their vocations . . . These wonderful stories reveal that work becomes meaningful to those who choose—or are in some cases chosen by—the calling that motivates, energizes, and inspires them. (Apr.)”—Publishers Weekly

 

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition
Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition A fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to programming in Python that teaches beginners the essentials of Python quickly so that they can build practical programs and develop powerful programming techniques.

 

Consider browsing our Student and Career Development page for more options that are specific to your course here.

Designing Your Life
How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
978-1-101-87532-2
Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.
$26.95 US
Sep 20, 2016
Hardcover
272 Pages
Knopf

Callings
The Purpose and Passion of Work
978-0-14-311007-1
Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay
$16.00 US
Apr 18, 2017
Paperback
288 Pages
Penguin Books

The Flip Side of Free
Understanding the Economics of the Internet
978-0-262-04565-0
Why "free" comes at a price: the costs of free internet services in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, and the growing market power of technology giants.
$29.95 US
Mar 09, 2021
Hardcover
264 Pages
The MIT Press

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition
A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
978-1-59327-928-8
Second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. A fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to programming in Python. This book teaches beginners the basics of programming in Python with a focus on real projects.
$39.95 US
May 03, 2019
Paperback
544 Pages
No Starch Press