#26717 Apparel & Fashion - Understanding Hang Tags and Labels (Run time 9 min.) DVD $45.95
Explains why it is so important to read hang tags and care tags before buying clothes or clipping the tags off the garment. Care instructions are also discussed. What is required by law is covered as is the European labeling system. Important features to look for on hangs/labels are anti-cling, moth resistant, perma-press, wash and wear, stain resistant. (9 min.) A Meridian Production.
#24975 Cleaning & Decorating - Caring for Furnishings (Run time 10 min.) DVD $49.95
(10 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25031 Cleaning & Decorating - Choosing Furnishings and Accessories (Run time 9 min.) DVD $49.95
(9 min.) A Meridian Production.
#14566 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Beginning Sewing Techniques (Run time min.) DVD $49.95
This video can be used for step-by-step sewing, beginning with a trip to a fabric store where the viewer will learn to select a pattern, appropriate fabric, and notions required to make a basic skirt and blouse. This includes taking one's measurements to determine pattern size, making minor pattern adjustments for fit, and selecting essential sewing equipment. Construction techniques demonstrated for a skirt include darts, tucks, and gathers; side pockets; seams and seam finishes; centered zipper application; waistband and closures; and hemming by hand. Techniques demonstrated for a blouse include darts and tucks; stay-stitching; neck and front facings, interfacing, grading seams, and understitching; seams and seam finishes; set-in sleeves; top stitching; buttonholes and buttons; and hemming. Emphasis is on construction techniques that are basic to sewing a variety of easy-to-make garments. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 60-minute video and manual.
#14642 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Sewing ABCs (Run time 117 min.) DVD $49.95
Learning to sew is as simple as reciting the ABCs with this easy-to-follow demonstration. Viewers learn to begin sewing projects with a positive attitude and to buy all fabric and notions before starting a project. They see the importance of checking supplies on hand and collecting all tools and equipment before beginning to sew. These basic sewing principles help viewers select a pattern, use the information on the pattern envelope and inside guide sheet, and use the pattern they select. Both novice and experienced sewers will benefit from the demonstrations of basic sewing techniques. Viewers learn about elastic waistbands, side pockets, and hems on simple shorts, skirts, and pants; facings, interfacing, darts, and seam finishes for tops and blouses; and zipper application, pleats, waistband, fasteners, and hems for basic skirts. Close-ups make each of these procedures come alive as viewers learn techniques they can apply to future sewing projects. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 157-minute video and manual.
#25419 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Fibers Manufactured and Natural (Run time min.) DVD $49.95
Fibers Manufactured and Natural is a nine-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. A Meridian Production. (9 minute video)
#25588 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - How to Alter a Pattern (Run time 7 min.) DVD $49.95
How to Alter a Pattern is a seven-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (7 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25737 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Judging Clothing Workmanship (Run time 10 min.) DVD $49.95
This program describes what to look for to discriminate between well-made and poorly made clothing, and is an effective way to encourage wise shopping decisions. Areas covered include seams, finishing, buttons, zippers, hems, and other things that leave tell-tale signs of poor construction and quality. Viewers will be able to avoid problems that come from purchasing inferior clothing. (10 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25163 Cleaning & Decorating - Decorating: The Interior Design Zone (Run time min.) DVD $52.95
(15 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25560 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Hemming Stitches (Run time 11 min.) DVD $52.95
Hemming Stitches is a ten-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (10 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25594 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - How to Do Pockets (Run time 13 min.) DVD $52.95
How to Do Pockets is a thirteen-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. A Meridian Production. (13 min.)
#25607 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - How to Put in a Zipper (Run time 12 min.) DVD $52.95
How to Put in a Zipper is a twelve-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (12 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25758 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Layout, Cutting, and Marking (Run time 25 min.) DVD $52.95
Layout, Cutting, and Marking is a thirteen-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (13 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25863 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Measuring and Fitting (Run time 13 min.) DVD $52.95
Measuring and Fitting is a thirteen-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (13 min.) A Meridian Production.
#26263 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Seams and Darts (Run time 14 min.) DVD $52.95
Seams and Darts is a thirteen-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (13 min.) A Meridian Production.
#26291 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Sewing Machines (Run time 13 min.) DVD $52.95
Sewing Machines is a thirteen-minute video which is part of the series, Clothing Construction.This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video pak offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. (13 min.) A Meridian Production.
#24963 Apparel & Fashion - Careers in Clothing (Run time 16 min.) DVD $57.95
Discusses many of the careers in clothing and includes interviews with people in the industry. Also explains talents, training, and amount of work involved in each career. (16 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25360 Child Care & Safety - Establishing a Child Care Enterprise (Run time 18 min.) DVD $57.95
This program discusses child care as one of the businesses which provides an essential service and costs relatively little to start up. Ways to evaluate whether you are the kind of person who would enjoy caring for children professionally are detailed, as well as how to assess the market for such services and how to start up your own child care business. Includes interviews with individuals who have been successful starting their own child care business. (18 min.) A Meridian Production.
#24768 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Basic Hand Sewing (Run time 15 min.) DVD $57.95
Demonstrates basic hand stitches, back stitch, basting, chain, blind stitch, etc. and the appropriate use for each. Needle types and thread considerations for different purposes are explained as well as the proper threading of a needle. (15 min.) A Meridian Production.
#8172 Child Care & Safety - Play It Safe: Making Playtime Safe for Your Child (Run time 31 min.) DVD $59.95
This helpful guide for parents, babysitters, and day care providers gives advice for ensuring that toys and play environments are safe for children. This informative video provides explanations of manufacturers' labels, how to test toys for safety, and how to decide what toys are safe for children of different ages. Viewers learn how to childproof indoor and outdoor play areas and what to do to keep visits to friends and relatives safe. Play It Safe also demonstrates ways to effectively teach children pool safety, bicycle safety, playground safety, and toy safety. Everyone who cares for children up to age seven will find this program of great help. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 30-minute video.
#8469 Child Care & Safety - The Reliable Babysitter (Run time 21 min.) DVD $59.95
This program is an informative and entertaining guided tour through the world of babysitting. Sitters of all ages learn basic and advanced techniques in home child care. Presented in an upbeat, modern style, viewers watch as four young women discuss their experiences and provide answers for many of the most often asked babysitting questions. This program prepares young adults to be responsible and capable of handing child safety while being able to handle most emergency situations. Inventive dramatizations illustrate key points as the video explores the various responsibilities of a reliable babysitter. Topics covered include discussions of safety issues, first aid and emergency response, feeding and dietary guidelines, diaper changing and hygiene, fun activities for all ages, and bathtime and bedtime. While some may think babysitting is just for fun, this program emphasizes that one should take the responsibility given to them and treat it as a serious job. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 21-minute video.
#14636 Child Care & Safety - Common Childhood Injuries (Run time 56 min.) DVD $59.95
Common Childhood Injuries is an excellent program that teaches how to care for minor emergencies and how to prevent serious ones from getting worse before medical help arrives. Part one covers coping with emergencies; allergic reactions; bites and stings; bone, joint, and muscle injuries; and burns. Part two covers cardiopulmonary arrest; choking; cuts; scrapes; abrasions; drowning; electrical injury; eye injury; head injury; and poisoning. Also provided are practical suggestions for keeping your home safe. A Cambridge Educational Production. (Two parts, 28 minutes each)
#34913 Child Care & Safety - Child Safety (Run time 22 min.) DVD $59.95
This video teaches parents about a wide range of safety issues, such as how to prevent or deal with common accidents, in addition to larger concerns such as safety and security at school. (22 minutes)
#34222 Cleaning & Decorating - Sparkling Clean: Sanitation in Hotels and Restaurants (Run time 31 min.) DVD $59.95
Let's face it-cleaning is a tough job. The only way to make sure a hotel or restaurant stays sanitary is to put regular procedures into action, and Sparkling Clean provides the know-how to do just that. From selecting and setting up the right equipment to implementing regular cleaning schedules, this video covers the complete range of actions that lead to spotless kitchens, restrooms, and bedrooms. It's all about the details, including information on effective signage, MSDSs, customer privacy awareness, linen sorting practices, and personal protective equipment and clothing. Interviews with experienced industry professionals round out this thorough, authoritative guide. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (31 minutes)
#29228 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Sewing Is My Art #1 (Run time 15 min.) DVD $59.95
If your students don't know a seam ripper from a seam gauge, this video is a perfect place to start teaching the skills needed for sewing by hand. All of the basic tools of the trade are identified, including measuring instruments, tracing wheels and paper, fabric markers, scissors and shears, needles, ballpoint and sharp pins, basting tape, pin cushions, thimbles, irons, pressing cloths, and steamers. Once students know how to measure, mark, and cut fabric and smooth out a finished product when it's done, they'll be ready to put their needles to work making one-of-a-kind clothing that's uniquely their own. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Meridian Production. (15 minutes)
#29229 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Sewing Is My Art #2 (Run time 15 min.) DVD $59.95
Sewing is a useful skill that is as handy in the home as it is profitable in the workplace. This video introduces students to the sewing machine, the key to high-volume stitching and a rewarding career in the clothing industry. First, the program names each part of the machine, from the thread take-up lever, to the bobbin winder spindle, to the presser foot lifter. Then, it demonstrates how to thread the machine and start sewing. Troubleshooting tips are also included, for times when the thread snaps, the needle breaks, or the stitches just don't look as good as they should. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Meridian Production. (11 minutes)
#31296 Safety - Safety Doesn't Happen by Chance (Run time 12 min.) DVD $59.95
Gambling with your safety on a job site is like playing the lottery-the more you play, the better the odds that you'll hit the big one. But unlike the lottery, safety's stakes are much higher. This program provides a concise guide to basic construction safety concerns and practices. Topics include: Personal protective equipment, including hardhats, protective glasses and goggles, clothing, and boots Tool safety rules and tips Electrical safety practices, including use of ground-fault circuit interruptors (GFCIs) Hazard communication, such as material safety data sheets (MSDS) Ladder and scaffold safety A helpful summary of the main points concludes the program. (12 minutes)
#14489 Apparel & Fashion - Wholesaling (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95
Fashion merchandising begins with a designer, who conceptualizes garment styling and fabrication, and progresses through wholesaling where merchandise is manufactured and sold to retail stores. This comprehensive program presents a look at professionals in design and wholesale showrooms discussing how they buy fabrics, design, sell, and produce clothing lines. Viewers learn about the opportunities in this ever-changing field. A Cambridge Educational Production.One 30-minute video & student manual.
#14639 Apparel & Fashion - The Retail Store (Run time 23 min.) DVD $69.95
This fact-filled video explains the general organization of a retail store and shows how the various parts of the organization work to present merchandise to customers effectively. In detail, retailers discuss how they plan and buy inventories and what they do as products arrive. Viewers learn solid information about the diverse opportunities available in the retail store environment as professionals explain retail finance, sales promotion, personnel, operations, and merchandising. Fashion coordinators, buyers, and sales associates also discuss how they help customers make buying choices. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (23 minutes)
#14640 Apparel & Fashion - Visual Merchandising (Run time 35 min.) DVD $69.95
This informative video shows students how to analyze the essential elements involved in creating the right ambiance for merchandise. Includes: the creation or change of a store's identity, both from the inside and through windows; techniques for using space, line, and lighting; how to utilize colors; and the showmanship created by using current events and holiday themes. Leading professionals discuss how visual merchandising has become a prime selling force in stores today. Viewers learn about the skills and interests needed to become a visual merchandiser and the wide range of career options available. A student manual is included. A Cambridge Educational Production. (35 minutes)
#8236 Child Care & Safety - Kid Care: What Child Care Is Right for You? (Run time 34 min.) DVD $69.95
Over 75% of families have working parents. Over half of all American preschoolers are currently in some kind of daycare situation. The issue of finding suitable childcare is one of the most important decisions facing parents today. Whether you work by choice or necessity, you will be faced with the same concerns. What is the best childcare situation for my child and how do I find it? Each section is introduced by short interviews with parents asking questions and voicing their concerns about different aspects of the problem. These are followed by illustrations and information from experts in the field including representatives from national organizations concerned with childcare, early childhood development experts, and family therapists. Perhaps most valuable are the tips at the end of each section from parents who have solved the problem in creative and practical ways. The program covers: childcare dilemma, guilt, when to go back to work, finding adequate daycare, home-based alternatives, evaluating facilities and providers, helping children to adjust, making the working family work, dealing with problems, co-ops, working from home, and the modern family.A Cambridge Educational Production. One 35-minute video.
#32331 Child Care & Safety - Bath Time (Run time 12 min.) DVD $69.95
This program will take you step-by-step through the proper way to bathe your baby in a safe, comfortable, and convenient manner. (12 minutes)
#32332 Child Care & Safety - Calming the Baby (Run time 10 min.) DVD $69.95
In this video, you will see helpful techniques for calming yourself and a fussy baby, as well as avoiding shaken baby syndrome. (10 minutes)
#32333 Child Care & Safety - Feeding Your Baby (Run time 17 min.) DVD $69.95
This program demonstrates breastfeeding positions and techniques, as well as breast milk storage. It also covers bottle feeding, choosing a formula, bottle and nipple care, and feeding techniques. (17 minutes)
#32334 Child Care & Safety - Handling, Diapering, and Dressing (Run time 16 min.) DVD $69.95
In this program, parents demonstrate safe and comfortable ways to hold and carry newborns, as well as techniques for diapering and dressing babies. (16 minutes)
#32335 Child Care & Safety - Playtime (Run time 14 min.) DVD $69.95
This video demonstrates safe, simple, and enjoyable activities for parents to share with their infants. (14 minutes)
#32336 Child Care & Safety - Postpartum Care (Run time 12 min.) DVD $69.95
This program will help new mothers understand what to expect during the postpartum period and how to avoid complications. (11 minutes)
#32337 Child Care & Safety - Safe and Sound (Run time 14 min.) DVD $69.95
This program provides tips and suggestions to help parents create a safe environment for their infant. Recommended sleeping positions for baby are also shown. (14 minutes)
#32339 Child Care & Safety - When Your Baby Is Sick (Run time 11 min.) DVD $69.95
Nothing can be more distressing to a new parent than not knowing how to help when baby is sick. This program gives clear demonstrations of how to take an infant's temperature using a digital thermometer and how to measure and give prescription medication. (11 minutes)
#30679 Safety - Fall Protection: It's No Game! (Run time 15 min.) DVD $69.95
This fact-filled video introduces viewers to many of the falling hazards on a residential construction work site and suggests ways to avoid them. Major danger zones are identified, such as open-sided platforms, leading edges, and openings in floors and walls. Conventional safety systems, including guardrails and personal fall arrest systems, are examined in detail. In addition, a number of alternative safety procedures are suggested to be used when working with floor joists, floor sheathing, exterior walls, roof trusses, roof sheathing and shingles, and foundations-times when conventional safety systems can't be used or would create hazards of their own. (15 minutes)
#26656 Tech Prep - Timberrr! From Logs to Lumber (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95
Would you like to show your students a comprehensive look at the logging process from beginning to end, step-by-step, that not only would give them valuable information but would keep them glued to the screen for the entire program? Timberrr! From Logs to Lumber is a fascinating adventure at a Northwoods Sawmill near Crivitz, Wisconsin. Using a host, Mac, who is constantly getting into trouble as he helps the lumberjacks operate heavy machinery, this video provides complete information in a humorous and entertaining way. Don't expect talking heads giving facts and figures. Do expect disaster as Mac attempts to load logs, drive a forklift, and get himself into many other "situations." However, the real stars of the video are the machines which cut, stack, haul, and turn logs into lumber products used in home building and construction. Watch as giant machines harvest trees...one huge machine does it all-cuts, de-limbs, and stacks the logs. Kids of all ages love to watch how heavy machinery works and this video has it all...skidders, loaders, forklifts, and heavy trucks! So...if you're searching for something different...perhaps an entertaining and humorous look at a vital American industry is for you in Timberrr! From Logs to Lumber! (26 minutes)
#35546 Tech Prep - Landing a Job in the Trades (Run time 16 min.) DVD $69.95
Getting hired as a carpenter, electrician, manicurist, or any other tradesperson requires the same professional attitude that all job candidates must show. This video explores essential self-marketing practices that transform job-seekers into wage-earners, focusing on the best ways to display valuable skills and personality characteristics. With straightforward explanations, helpful graphics, and interviews with job-search experts and real-world employers, the program illustrates how to structure a resume based on skills and background, how to compose a cover letter, how to behave and communicate during an interview, and how to follow up with a winning thank-you letter. Special emphasis is placed on building an upwardly-mobile approach, encouraging applicants to display enthusiasm, leadership potential, and a willingness to learn. This is a realistic and reliable demonstration of the steps that lead to "You're hired." A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Standards for Life Work: Interpersonal, Information, and Systems. A Shopware Production. (16 minutes)
#11104 Child Care & Safety - Safe...Not Sorry: CPR and Basic Life Support for Infants and Preschoolers (Run time 13 min.) DVD $72.95
Drowning, choking, falls, electrical shocks, and numerous other accidents put children at risk and require some type of emergency intervention. Trained medical help may be on the way...but when seconds count, you may have to act. Trained technicians give actual demonstrations of CPR for infants and young children as well as suggestions for handling other medical emergencies. This video is not designed to train viewers in CPR techniques; however, it is an excellent overview of medical emergencies which may arise and how those in charge of young children should be trained to respond. Let it inspire you and your staff to sign up for a CPR class near you!One 13-minute video. A Meridian Production.
#25045 Apparel & Fashion - Clothing Care: Laundry and Stain Removal (Run time 19 min.) DVD $74.95
Most of us become responsible for clothing care early in life, and have a vested interest in knowing useful laundry tips. This program is divided into three informative segments: 1) covers basic clothing care such as hanging things up and repairing minor problems; 2) includes sorting, and choosing appropriate water temperature and wash cycle; 3) explains different types of clothing stains and multiple procedures for stain removal. Everyone can make their wardrobe last longer and look better by knowing and using proper clothing care. (18 min.) A Meridian Production.
#26758 Apparel & Fashion - Visiting a Fabric Store (Run time 17 min.) DVD $74.95
Do you like the idea of wearing designer clothes...without paying designer prices? Selecting just exactly the right style, color, and fabric? Then our video Visiting a Fabric Store may be just what you need! We explore the wide range of choices for sewers today as well as cover: advantages and disadvantages of different fabrics; different types of finishes (crease-resistant, water repellent, durable press); which fabrics work best for different types of garments; and more. For example: Cotton is comfortable and easy to care for, but is it really the best choice for that tailored jacket? Not only will beginners get a solid foundation on fabric types and styles, but experienced sewers will become even more proficient. Becoming knowledgeable about fabrics and finishes will help you make the best choices for that one-of-a-kind garment! (17 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25017 Child Care & Safety - Childproof: Home Safety Checklist (Run time 48 min.) DVD $74.95
With parents standing careful watch off camera, children were filmed as their natural curiosity led them into dangerous situations around the home. This is the most comprehensive video ever made about these dangers and how to prevent household accidents that disable or kill close to 60,000 children each year. (48 min.)
#26811 Child Care & Safety - Who's Watching Your Kids: Child Care Decision Making (Run time 19 min.) DVD $74.95
The dilemma...millions of parents in the workforce. Who's watching the kids? Choosing the right child care is a decision that all working parents will face-some more than once. Not only must you decide what type of child care is needed-from daycare centers to in-home providers-but also how to find just the right place that reflects your values and standards. This video examines the different types of child care options, how to conduct an interview, which questions to ask, and how to obtain and check references. Knowing how to avoid problems before they occur can make everyone's life easier, particularly for working parents. (19 min.) A Meridian Production.
#17696 Cleaning & Decorating - Window Treatment Basics (Run time 12 min.) DVD $74.95
There are as many different types of window treatments as there are wardrobe choices for clothing. From heavily draped windows to simple cafe curtains, the challenge is to select a covering that is right for the window type, the decorating style, and the budget limits. Viewers get a great overview of the basics including the different types of windows (double-hung, casement, patio doors, etc.) as well as the different types of window treatments (curtains and drapes, shades and blinds, toppers, specialty ideas). Not only will students recognize the ins and outs of dressing windows, but they will also be shown how to measure windows for various treatment options. Finally-a video that presents the basics in an entertaining but straightforward manner! A Meridian Production. One 12-minute video.
#25593 Cleaning & Decorating - How to Clean a House (Run time 12 min.) DVD $74.95
Knowing how to clean is a basic life skill that everyone should have. Is there a right way and a wrong way to clean a house? No, probably not, but there are ways that are efficient, organized, and easy to maintain while keeping time spent to a minimum. Standards of cleanliness range from those who keep everything spotless, to those who only do dishes when there aren't any clean glasses, to those who are somewhere in between. Even though individuals may view what is acceptable in varied ways, there are certain cleanliness standards which should never be compromised because of health and safety issues. This video covers all the basics while discussing cleaning schedules, methods/routines, and tools and supplies. Cleaning may not be one of Nature's joys, but with a little knowledge and the right tools, it can be accomplished quickly and easily. (12 min.) A Meridian Production.
#10791 Apparel & Fashion - Developing an Apparel Line (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95
In the fast-paced world of fashion merchandising, every season brings with it a demand for something new and different. In this program, a designer who owns her own boutique, students developing apparel as a class project, and professors from Iowa State University's highly respected fashion department talk about where they get their fashion ideas and describe how clothing makes its way from the drawing board to the marketplace. A Meridian Production. (17 minutes)
#10792 Apparel & Fashion - Trends in Apparel Marketing (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95
Technology and a booming U.S. economy are driving innovation in the clothing industry that is beneficial to businesses and consumers alike. This program examines trends in apparel marketing and changes in manufacturing and distribution. Bricks-and-mortar marketing via retail, department, discount, specialty, and outlet stores; catalog sales; shopping by television; and online buying are all discussed. In addition, interviews with a distributor, a buyer, and a retailer provide insider perspectives on this dynamic industry. A Meridian Production. (17 minutes)
#14501 Apparel & Fashion - An Introduction to Fashion Merchandising (Run time min.) DVD $79.95
This highly informative program presents professionals in various segments of the exciting and fast-paced fashion industry discussing their roles at design, production, wholesale, and retail levels. Viewers see how merchandise is presented to wholesale buyers in New York showrooms and learn how resident buying offices assist store buyers in deciding what merchandise best suits their clientele. Interviews with wholesale and retail professionals in all areas of production and sales reveal the challenges and drawbacks of careers in fashion merchandising. A Cambridge Educational Production.One 45-minute video & student manual.
#14647 Apparel & Fashion - Selling Skills (Run time 32 min.) DVD $79.95
Interviews with professional sales personnel present strategies for enhancing business transactions. Viewers are shown how to prepare for a sale, approach customers and determine their needs, present merchandise, ask for a sale, handle resistance, and steps to take after the sale. Students see how to approach the sales process in its totality, beginning with the first customer contact, and carrying on long after goods and cash have been exchanged. The techniques are applicable to sales positions in any type of business. A Cambridge Educational Production.One 35-minute video.
#24977 Apparel & Fashion - Casual Success: Clothing for Work and Leisure (Run time 16 min.) DVD $79.95
With companies of all sizes moving toward a corporate casual dress code, our clothing choices have changed dramatically as the lines between work and leisure have begun to blur. This video allows viewers to review corporate dress requirements, look at some of the options for leisure wear, and see how they can purchase clothing to serve both areas of their lives...all from the perspective of getting the most out of a clothing budget. A Meridian Production.One 15-minute video.
#26775 Apparel & Fashion - Wardrobe Wise...Clothing Choices (Run time 16 min.) DVD $79.95
The way we dress expresses our personalities, but we are influenced by many other factors when choosing a wardrobe. Clothing reflects culture, lifestyle, and customs and can also mirror physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. This video will overview those components which affect clothing decisions, including advertising, design, and peer pressure, and identify the principles of effective wardrobe planning. (15 min.) A Meridian Production.
#8031 Child Care & Safety - Stranger Danger (Run time 23 min.) DVD $79.95
Would your child ever go somewhere with a stranger? What if the stranger offered them a video game or their favorite toy? Many parents believe their child would not go with a stranger and hope that their belief will never be tested. Almost every parent is afraid of having a kidnapped or missing child. Even though statistics make the number of abductions by strangers appear small, to the parents of abducted children this number is larger than life. Stranger safety should be taught to children just as they are taught about fire and water safety. Like any other kind of learning, stranger safety rules need to be reinforced through conversation, role playing, and repetition. Stranger Danger is a thorough program that shows parents and caregivers how to teach safety rules to children; how to help children recognize who is or isn't a stranger; where children can find safety zones if they are scared or in danger; and how to prepare children to become streetwise to potentially dangerous situations. The goal is to teach parents how not to scare children, but to prepare them. By knowing how to react to strangers, children could save their own lives in the event of an incident. This program is a must for anyone raising or caring for children. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 23-minute video.
#26321 Child Care & Safety - Skills for Child Care Workers (Run time 16 min.) DVD $79.95
Whether you're currently working with children or preparing for a career in child care, this video will review the basic skills needed to be the most effective caretaker possible. Reviewing techniques will be helpful for you and the children in your care. (15 min.) A Meridian Production.
#29745 Child Care & Safety - Steps and Stages: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Development (Run time 20 min.) DVD $79.95
The most dramatic changes in any person's life occur within the first year. For parents or caregivers, it is vital to know what to expect of a baby's progress in this time. This video provides essential information on developmental milestones associated with a child's first 15 months of life. The program looks at the importance of communication, as well as how to recognize cognitive and motor development, such as palmer and plantar grasp and the Moro reflex. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. The video addresses the national standards, as well as the standards of the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A Cambridge Educational Production. (20 minutes)
#25472 Cleaning & Decorating - Furnishing and Decorating Your First Apartment (Run time 16 min.) DVD $79.95
You're moving away from home and into your very own apartment. It needs to reflect you and your taste-so where do you begin? This video covers the basics of furnishing and decorating on a limited budget. Viewers learn about elements and principles of design as well as how personal style and accessories can affect the look. We take you to flea markets, secondhand stores, and thrift shops to find just the right piece of furniture and talk about floor and wall coverings. We also differentiate between essential furnishings and non-essential items. Furnishing a room or an apartment on a budget is certainly possible-especially if you're willing to stretch your imagination! (15 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25473 Cleaning & Decorating - Furnishing Basics (Run time min.) DVD $79.95
The finishing touch on any home is its interior design. Depending on resources, most homeowners either hire a decorator or make their own personal choices regarding the lighting, carpeting, wall coverings, and window treatments in their house. The first video in this specially-priced series offers detailed tips and suggestions from professional decorators. After the paint has dried and the curtains are hung, the next step is for homeowners to choose furniture based on their preference, lifestyle, cost, utilization of space, and traffic patterns. Consumers might also require the assistance of a professional decorator when choosing household furnishings. The final video overviews how we can care for furniture and fabrics to prolong their life and beauty, including information on special treatments for wood, glass, metals, or plastics. A Meridian Production.
#25591 Cleaning & Decorating - How to Buy Quality Furniture (Run time 13 min.) DVD $79.95
Purchasing bargain furniture now may not be such a bargain in the long run. Knowing what to look for in well-made furniture, regardless of your budget, will help you get the most for your money. Furniture makers and furniture retailers share their expertise. We visit a furniture factory and see all types of furniture-wooden, upholstered, chrome, steel, wicker; compare styles and construction; and figure out what fits our lifestyle choices. (13 min.) A Meridian Production.
#32589 Cleaning & Decorating - Home Safety: Prevention, Preparation, and Practice (Run time 15 min.) DVD $79.95
Nicks and cuts, minor burns, bruises, abrasions-more accidents occur in the home than anywhere else. To reduce the number and severity of injuries, people need to understand the three P's: prevention, preparation, and practice. In addition to giving plenty of information on how to deal with common household dangers, this video stresses the importance of thinking ahead to eliminate hazards before they can become a problem. Ideal for students living at home or out on their own. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Meridian Production. (15 minutes)
#32590 Cleaning & Decorating - Housecleaning 101: Fighting the War on Grime (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95
Can cleaning the house be made fun and exciting? Not really, but this tiresome chore can be cut down to size by following the simple tips and suggestions in Housecleaning 101. Which rooms should be cleaned first (and last)? How should you approach a room so that nothing is missed? What supplies will you need, and how often should you clean? Humor and practical strategies will motivate viewers to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Guaranteed to be a hit with anyone who has too many dust bunnies and too little time. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Meridian Production. (17 minutes)
#14463 Safety - Electrical Safety (Run time 29 min.) DVD $79.95
Gives a basic explanation of electricity, what it is and how it affects us. Also covers the color coding of wire and what each color means, the role of circuits and circuit breakers, and fuses and how to replace them. Examines insulation and how it works, the various hand tools used in electrical work, and what gauge wire to use in certain applications. Covers preventing electrical shock and how to treat a person who has received an electrical shock. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes)
#14464 Safety - Safety First: Woodworking Safety (Run time 26 min.) DVD $79.95
This video shows the proper way to work several woodworking machines and examines special safet;y guards and practices for each specific tool. It also covers the most common hand tools and their proper applications. The importance of a clean working environment, preventive maintenance on machinery, and using the correct tool for each job is covered in detail. Also covered are how to check power cords for defects, sharpening and replacing saw blades, and correct body position when using equipment. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes)
#14465 Safety - Safety First: Welding Shop Safety (Run time 31 min.) DVD $79.95
Specific protective gear for welders is examined in detail. The necessity of having a good attitude and concentrating on the task you are performing is also discussed. Shows the proper way to store tanks, hoses, gauges, and cutting/brazing torches. Also covers the basics of testing lines for leaks, attaching gauges to tanks, and adjusting pressure settings to proper levels. Covers a variety of welding processes including MIG, TIG, and oxyacetylene. The most common concerns of welders are discussed including proper grounding of the machine and the work piece, correct applications of commercial gases, and maintaining weld tips. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes)
#14466 Safety - Safety First: Auto Shop Safety (Run time 36 min.) DVD $79.95
Shows the proper way to operate hydraulic jacks, lifts, and chain falls. Also covers the proper procedure for recharging batteries, disposing of old batteries, and how to handle battery acid and other corrosive materials. The best way to clean oil spills to prevent falls is discussed, along with preventing fires and how to contain a fire if one should occur. Provides a step-by-step procedure for pulling a car into a shop, and discusses the importance of proper ventilation to prevent asphyxiation. Also covers the safe way to remove the radiator cap on a vehicle that has overheated. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes)
#32640 Safety - Workplace Safety: Your Rights and Obligations (Run time 22 min.) DVD $79.95
Maybe they weren't trained. Maybe they were afraid to ask questions. Or maybe they just didn't know what questions to ask. But every year, young workers are hurt, disabled, and killed because they don't know their rights and obligations as employees. Filmed at a number of work sites, this video urges viewers to play it safe on the job by learning and following health and safety guidelines. Basic precautions such as hardhats, goggles, and gloves are stressed, along with the vital importance of employee/employer communication. Government labor codes are addressed. The story of a 19-year-old who burned to death on the job adds a critical immediacy to the program. (22 minutes)
#25409 Apparel & Fashion - Fashion Merchandising: Concepts and Careers (Run time 20 min.) DVD $84.95
The exciting world of fashion merchandising is outlined in this basic video to give young adults considering fashion merchandising as a career a good overview of the field. Basic information about the principles of fashion, the important role the consumer plays, and careers are all covered. Also includes information about how fashion merchandising is changing through catalog sales and electronic retailing. (20 min.) A Meridian Production.
#10370 Apparel & Fashion - Fashion and Clothing (Run time 53 min.) DVD $89.95
Somewhere along the line clothing met fashion, and neither has been the same since. In this program, historian Valerie Steele, of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and other experts interpret the history of humankind-from the ancients to the moderns-through the intriguing context of costume. Topics include the origins of clothing; symbolism associated with clothing, such as gender and status; sexist aspects of fashion, from corsets to miniskirts; the impact of wartime rationing on clothing styles; icons of haute couture, including Coco Chanel; and even body piercing and tattoos as a form of contemporary personal expression. (53 minutes)
#29884 Apparel & Fashion - Galanos on Galanos: America's King of High Fashion (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95
James Galanos, creator of sophisticated, elegant, and timeless women's clothing for more than 40 years, is generally acknowledged as the only American designer whose standards are equal to the very best in French haute couture. He has received every major design award and was even selected by Nancy Reagan to make her gowns for the presidential inaugural balls. Featuring interviews with Neiman Marcus's Stanley Marcus, Nancy Reagan, Gustave Tassell, and Galanos himself, this classic program provides insights into how Galanos does what he does so extraordinarily well. (30 minutes)
#1530 Child Care & Safety - Day Care Solutions (Run time 18 min.) DVD $89.95
This program examines the results when affordable on-site day care is provided by employers: increased morale and productivity among women workers. When cost-cutting managers eliminate day care, the working mothers are back to frantic concern about their children and frustration in the search for a solution. (18 minutes)
#1581 Child Care & Safety - Latch-Key Families (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95
Some ten million American youngsters of school age are now "latch-key" children. This program offers specific guidance to working parents with children who are on their own after school. Educational and law enforcement specialists explain how parents can provide for the physical safety and emotional needs of their children, and how rules for conduct can best be set and chores assigned, so that the experience can help teach children maturity and independence. (23 minutes)
#2069 Child Care & Safety - Daycare Grows Up (Run time 52 min.) DVD $89.95
As staying home with their children becomes less of an option for American parents, the problems of finding reliable and affordable daycare are becoming more difficult. This program focuses on the new societal attitudes about child care and solutions evolving from those attitudes, provides an overview of government involvement, shows how some corporations are incorporating daycare into the workplace, and reviews the needs of "latch-key" kids. (52 minutes)
#11099 Child Care & Safety - Working with Children (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95
Traditionally, those interested in working with children might consider teaching, working in a daycare center, or pediatric medicine. This program examines alternative positions offering the opportunity to work with children of different ages and the qualifications necessary for those jobs. A nanny, social worker, non-faculty school worker, and retail salesperson describe their job responsibilities and explain why they find their work so enjoyable. A Meridian Production. (23 minutes)
#29873 Child Care & Safety - Booster Seats (Run time 9 min.) DVD $89.95
For children who are too big for car seats, safety belts may be offering only the appearance of protection. Accident records show that for those who are not large enough to be properly restrained by them, serious injury or death is the most likely outcome of a collision. Drawing on an interview with child safety advocate Autumn Skeen, 3-D computer animation, footage of a crash-test dummy, and commentary by an orthopedic surgeon and a trauma specialist, this program builds a very strong case for laws that make the use of booster seats mandatory. (9 minutes)
#24746 Safety - Auto Shop Safety (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95
Updated for 2008! Reinforcing concepts with helpful animation, this program provides crucial knowledge about accidents that can occur in automotive repair shops. The best ways to prevent them, and the smartest and safest steps to take when they happen, are explained. The video covers all major shop areas, including the stall, grease rack, front end rack, tool room, and classroom. Running engines, open fuel lines, welding tools, moving cars, cars on lifts or jacks, and other shop hazards are illustrated, with detailed information on avoiding fires, explosions, asphyxiation, chemical burns, electric shock, and impact injuries. Hybrid vehicle technology is also explored. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)
#25284 Safety - Electrical Safety (Run time min.) DVD $89.95
Those who work with electricity encounter many hazards, including electric shock and electrical fires. This video details safety procedures for these hazards as well as protection of electrical instruments and solid-state devices. An excellent overview for those who work with electricity and as a general safety video for everyone. (21 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25897 Safety - Metal Shop Safety (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95
This program is a fast-paced, informative video that demonstrates the kind of precautions that should be taken when working with metals. Sheet metal work, soldering, welding, foundry work, forging, along with general safety are summarized. Footage of actual fatal accidents is used to strengthen the importance of safety in the metals lab. Watch what happens when molten metal is spilled on water, when it explodes, and when molten aluminum is spilled on a non-protective tennis shoe. This metal-working safety video should be viewed by anyone studying technology or any metal-working trade. (19 min.) A Meridian Production.
#26306 Safety - Shop Safety (Run time min.) DVD $89.95
This video demonstrates the types of dangers present in any industrial or manufacturing atmosphere and then explains how to prevent accidents. Actual industrial accidents (cranes collapsing, foundry explosions) are used to stress the importance of using proper methods when in a general shop. An excellent program for technology/vocational courses. (22 min.) A Meridian Production.
#24760 Child Care & Safety - Babysitting ABC's (Run time 20 min.) DVD $97.95
Good child care skills, organization, and some basic information about running a business are essential to being a good babysitter. This program is a valuable source of information for those who would like to start a babysitting service or expand a current one. However, viewers will quickly learn that child care requires effort and skill. A Meridian Production. (20 min.)
#29227 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Sewing Is My Art (Run time min.) DVD $119.9
With a little creativity and patience (and a whole lot of fabric and thread), students can sew just about anything. This straightforward two-part series introduces the art and craft of sewing, both by hand and with a sewing machine. Viewable/printable instructor's guides are available online. A Meridian Production. 2-part series, 11-15 minutes each.
#30427 Apparel & Fashion - The Trend: Where Fashion Begins (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95
From Paris to London, Monte Carlo to Milan, and Munich to LA, taste-makers Li Edelkoort, Gucci's Tom Ford, and Werner Baldessarini, of Hugo Boss, seek to identify the spirit of the age wherever they can find it-and then translate it into the next big trend in fashions. In this program, Edelkoort, Ford, Baldessarini, and others unravel the intricacies of clothing-oriented trend-spotting. In addition, parallel examples of trend-spotting are drawn from BMW subsidiary Designworks/USA, since the automotive industry is as driven by taste as the clothing industry is. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)
#30428 Apparel & Fashion - The Craftsmanship of Fashion: The Italian Touch (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95
In Italy, the finest cloth in Europe is woven and hand-assembled to the exacting specifications of prestigious fashion houses-and it comes at a very steep price. This program visits an exclusive fabric fair, the wool looms of Zegna, the silk printing presses of T.J.S.S., a clothing assembly plant, and a fashion trade show to demonstrate how Italy's best craftspeople turn thread into cloth and cloth into some of the most luxurious clothing in the world. ESCADA's Brian Rennie, Paolo Zegna, and Werner Baldessarini, of Hugo Boss, are featured. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)
#30429 Apparel & Fashion - The Fashion Fair: Buyers and Sellers under One Roof (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95
CPD is one of the leading fashion fairs worldwide, and Manfred Kronen is its owner. To him, fashion equals emotion, so he never fails to market them together at his huge exhibition hall in Dusseldorf. This program features Kronen and the CPD staff in action, tracking them from final arrangements through the events of opening day, including a Toni Gard fashion show and a photo shoot for German Vogue. In addition, the program travels to Shanghai, where trendy undergarments and outerwear are the order of the day as Kronen builds bridges of understanding and commerce to emerging Asian markets. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)
#30430 Apparel & Fashion - When Fashion Is the Message: Marketing an Image (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95
In the glamorous world of haute couture, marketing means fanfare, glitter, and VIPs. This program surveys the fashion industry's high-profile approach to image-marketing at the influential Dallas Fashion Awards; a Gucci store opening party in Milan; the elite ESCADA showroom in Dusseldorf; and a photo shoot in Berlin with renowned photographer Albert Watson. Branding, the use of supermodels to boost international appeal, and the drawing power of celebrity endorsements and sponsorships are also addressed. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)
#30431 Apparel & Fashion - Mastering Fashion Design: Studying with Vivienne Westwood (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95
Called Britain's most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric, and controversial designer, Vivienne Westwood is also an esteemed professor of fashion at Berlin's Academy of Arts. This program profiles Westwood while capturing the student experience under her rigorous tutelage. Footage of her apprentices-in the classroom, learning the ropes at her London workshop, and putting on a fashion show where intricate historical costumes take pride of place-provides penetrating insights into what it takes to become a top-ranking fashion designer. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)
#30541 Apparel & Fashion - Issey Miyake Moves (Run time 53 min.) DVD $129.95
Touring Issey Miyake's design studio and factory as well as spotlighting his garments on the runway, this program presents a total look at one of the world's leading fashion designers. Half innovation, half invention, Issey's use of pleats and twists has opened up a whole new world of possibilities in fabric by exploiting texture and wrinkles. The process of folding and twisting the fabrics by hand, then baking them, is captured on film. Miyake talks about his background, training, and some of his favorite projects, such as designing costumes for William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet and outfits for Lithuania's 1992 Olympic team. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (53 minutes)
#10790 Apparel & Fashion - Fashion 2000 (Run time min.) DVD $159.9
How do designers keep dreaming up fashions to catch the consumer's eye? And how do marketers keep finding ways to make these products stand out in the crowded clothing marketplace? Relying on insider input from industry professionals, academics, and students, this illuminating two-part series answers these and other questions. A Meridian Production. 2-part series, 17 minutes each.
#25047 Fabric, Sewing & Construction - Clothing Construction (Run time min.) DVD $210.95
This series covers all the basics of sewing machines, clothing construction, and essential fibers. From start to finish, now you can provide clear instruction for your students to lay out and alter patterns, create clothes, and fit and construct hems, seams, zippers, or pockets to complete any new outfit. The timeless titles of this video series offer a comprehensive reference for any sewing, costuming, or family-oriented classroom. A Meridian Production.
#24997 Child Care & Safety - Childcare Issues (Run time min.) DVD $218.85
This three-part series provides valuable insight on parenting subjects including effective discipline, birth order, and childhood fears. A Meridian Production.
#14550 Child Care & Safety - The Cambridge Preventative Parenting Series (Run time min.) DVD $239.8
This informative four-part series familiarizes caregivers with a multitude of children's health issues, from how to recognize common childhood illnesses and proper immunization schedules, to dental hygiene and first aid. A Cambridge Educational Production.
#14462 Safety - Safety First: Shop Safety (Run time min.) DVD $319.8
This series is designed to give viewers a basic understanding of all elemental aspects of shop safety. Each program begins with safety concerns including proper attire, eye and ear protection, proper footwear, and more. The programs then move to the correct way to use various hand tools found in each location, safety concerns that are particular to each shop environment, and the proper procedures to follow should an accident occur. This comprehensive series provides you with an effective way to introduce one of the most neglected areas of vocational education. A Cambridge Educational Production. 4-part series, 30 minutes each.
#26307 Safety - Safety Videos (Run time min.) DVD $359.8
This four-part series explains the need for safety procedures as well as precautions that can be taken to insure a safe working environment. A Meridian Production.
#14618 Apparel & Fashion - Cambridge Fashion Merchandising (Run time min.) DVD $369.75
This five-part series provides a comprehensive overview of fashion merchandising, including wholesaling, retailing, visual merchandising, and sales skills. A Cambridge Educational Production.
#32330 Child Care & Safety - The Baby Care Workshop (Run time min.) DVD $629.55
This 9-part series has been designed to teach step-by-step infant care-perfect for teen parenting and parenting classes, teacher and school daycare training, and other childcare management instruction. Using a reassuring approach designed to build confidence, demonstrations are provided by real parents and their babies. The focused, single-subject videos can be easily incorporated into any instructional program, providing a clear introduction to skills in convenient lengths that supplement personal instruction. 9-part series, 10-17 minutes each.
#30426 Apparel & Fashion - The Fashion Industry (Run time min.) DVD $649.75
In an image-conscious age, appearance definitely counts-and those who can afford it will go to extremes to be the first with the flashiest new ensemble. Who tailors the trends that make Europe's and America's sartorial elites race to fashion fairs and upscale boutiques? This fascinating five-part series offers an insider's view of how the fashion industry designs, manufactures, and markets its fabulous wares, as well as how tomorrow's designers are trained. A Deutsche Welle Production. 5-part series, 26 minutes each.
#36067 Tech Prep - The Complete Career & Tech Ed Library, Volume 1 (Run time min.) DVD $7575
To make selecting educational video easier and more efficient, Shopware offers the Complete Career & Tech Ed Library, 100 full-length educational programs spread over five key subject areas. You'll find... Career Clusters, resume-writing, approaches to online job-hunting, interviewing techniques, and more in Careers Car care, automotive repair techniques, auto shop safety, and more in Automotive & Transportation Technology Site preparation, framing methods, plumbing and electrical techniques, and more in Construction & Building Trades Cutting methods, wood-shaping and joinery, finishing techniques, and more in Woodworking Electrical principles, electrical and electronic components, wiring methods, and more in Electronics & Electrical Engineering Recommended for high school, technical or vocational school, and training programs. One hundred full-length videos. (c) 2006.