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Vocational Education and Training Resources

Zozude
www.zozude.com

Zozude provides a growing database listing of academic competitions, mostly in the STEM/STEAM areas, allowing students, parents and educators the ability to search various classroom and outside-school based challenges by grade level, subject and geography. Zozude also provides a suite of materials, seminars and support for teachers and schools, and competition training for students.

Construction and Building Technology

Open Architecture Network
openarchitecturenetwork.org

The Open Architecture Network is an online, open-source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. Here designers of all persuasions can: Share their ideas, designs and plans; View and review designs posted by others; Collaborate with each other, people in other professions and community leaders to address specific design challenges; Build a more sustainable future. The Open Architecture Network conducts an annual competition.

Creative Arts and Fashion

Art Contests for Everyone
www.incredibleart.org

The Art Teacher Toolbox: Art Contests and Exhibitions - a database of art contests and exhibitions. Teacher lesson plans, assessments and even free clip art are also available. For students as well as educators: Check out the site sections covering world art schools and art jobs/careers with open positions listed and links to career-related resources. Join discussion forums, the listgroup, and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Information and Communications Technology

Information and Communications Technologies in Teacher Education - A Planning GuidE
unesdoc.unesco.org

This document is designed to provide a guide to help teacher educators, administrators, and policy-makers infuse, integrate, or imbed Information and Communications Technologies into teacher education.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Engineering Education Service Center
www.engineeringedu.com

A database that provides links for educators to reference and then guide students interested in hands-on engineering experiences to participate in engineering and engineering technology-related competitions.

Social and Personal Services

The Association of Hairdressers and Therapists Competitions
www.aht-uk.org

The Association of Hairdressers and Therapists members are United Kingdom teachers, trainers or assessors of hairdressing or therapy subjects who hold or are working towards teaching/assessing qualifications. The AHT provides seminars for updates on skills, National Standards, and Qualifications, and also supports Education and Training Initiatives and Manufacturers and Specialist Demonstrations. Student competitions are held annually at regional and national level. The site offers a gallery of student competition work.

Transportation and Logistics

Internet4Classrooms
www.internet4classrooms.com

This free internet portal contains resources primarily focused on K-8 learning, teaching and assessment; however there are over two dozen links to resources that will interest students and assist teachers and counsellors guiding students toward auto technology competitions and projects.