Why is Media Important?
Contacting a media person with a public service announcement (PSA), media release, or an idea for a radio talk show or magazine feature can be intimidating. But remember: you are doing the media a service by alerting them to important activities that are happening in the community. As long as you treat them with respect, they will appreciate your ideas and your input.
If you want the media to know your chapter, you must first know the media! Pay attention to radio, television, and newspaper reports. Ask yourself why they’re covering what they do and make special note of stories related to FCCLA programs.
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National Chapter Public Relations
The award recognizes chapters who have excelled in planning and implementing exemplary public relations campaign to increase public awareness of FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
National Outstanding Media
To honor a media outlet whose responsibilities are not related to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) that has covered significant FCCLA activities and is giving continued service through press coverage to the local, state, and/or national organization.
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Assistant Secretaries speak out in support of CTE at the 2009 ACTE Convention
According to the November 23rd Legislative Update,
Assistant Secretary Oates highlighted the fact that many of the jobs for which students are currently being trained, such as in the area of health IT, don't even exist yet, and the critical need for sharing labor market data and information freely. She discussed two major priorities of the Employment and Training Administration-apprenticeships and green jobs. She said that apprenticeship programs marry the education and work worlds and keep students from having to choose between them, stressing the need to expand and grow the nature of apprenticeships. She also discussed the question of "What is a green job?" and the potential for these jobs to help lift the country out of the recession.
Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier, who has only been in her position for a few weeks, said that we have an "unprecedented opportunity to reform CTE" and that we can educate our way to a better economy. She emphasized the role CTE can play in helping all students attend and complete college (the Obama Administration considers college to include two-year institutions and other postsecondary education options in addition to four-year institutions) and achieve a career path providing a family-sustaining standard of living. Dann-Messier said we must help all students find a purpose in education, determine an area of interest and develop a program of study, and that she views implementation of career clusters and programs of study as key to the Administration's goals.
Both assistant secretaries emphasized the need for collaboration between the two departments and the efforts they have already initiated to work more closely together to address the challenges facing education and workforce development. We will likely be hearing much more about these efforts in the future.
On the Policy Front 04/20/2010
Much has taken place during the summer regarding legislative activities that impact on Family and Consumer Sciences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Congress has moved somewhat on nutrition-related legislation.
State Farm® and Major League Baseball® in the 2010 Go To Bat™ Program 07/16/2010
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America has been selected as one of 48 charities to participate by State Farm® and Major League Baseball® in the 2010 Go To Bat™ Program.
Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl 09/01/2010
Check out the updated Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl section on the website listed under Competitive Events.