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Career and Technical Education (CTE)


Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.

February Is CTE Month

CTE: Rigor. Relevance. Skills.
CTE Month will showcase career and technical education in Utah's junior highs and high schools. The goal is to feature the opportunities students have to explore a variety of career areas that will equip him/her with the academic knowledge and technical skills vital for entry into the evolving workforce of the 21st century.

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News Bulletins

Graphic Design Contest
Calling all Utah middle/junior high and high school students to design the graphic for the Business & Marketing and Information Technology summer conference. The graphic will be featured on the summer conference materials. One entry will be selected, and the winner will receive a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. All entries must be received (not postmarked) by the close of business on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Contest Guidelines

SB93 Computer Science Initiative Grant
The Computer Science Initiative is to incentivize current educators to earn a Computer Science endorsement. Within that effort, districts may elect to use funds for professional development training for teachers, travel reimbursements for relative conferences, conference registration fees, tuition fees, and other approved computer science related expenses.
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Utah Aerospace Pathways Program
High school seniors, the aerospace industry needs you. Technological advances and global competition have changed the way jobs are performed. Be one of the first fifty students to participate in the Utah Aerospace Pathways Program and train for the career of a lifetime.
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CTE Pathways
The High School to College and Career Pathways initiative helps match education and workplace needs. Through partnerships with postsecondary institutions, the school districts, business, and industry, Pathways identify and group courses within Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas of study that offer students depth of knowledge and skill, linked with specific postsecondary programs culminating in degrees or certificates.
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Fun Facts

Information Technology
The term 'Computer Bug' was coined in the 1940's when an insect got into a relay in a primitive electromechanical computer, causing computer malfunctions.

With the widespread use of computers in schools and homes, keyboarding instruction has moved to the elementary grades. Younger children are becoming fluent computer users. It is important for them to learn proper keyboarding techniques early so they do not develop bad habits that are very hard to break.

Civil Rights Notification

It is the policy of Utah Career and Technical Education (CTE) that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance. Equal opportunity is a priority of the Utah State Board of Education.

Any persons seeking further information on nondiscrimination policies or wishing to file a grievance under Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 are encouraged to contact their respective, district-level, civil rights monitoring officer(s).