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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.

News Bulletins

62nd Annual CTE Summer Conference
It's time to register for summer conference.

  • Early Bird Registration: $45 + Processing Fee
    Runs April 1 - May 15, 2016
  • Regular Registration: $55 + Processing Fee
    Runs May 16 - May 30, 2016

Registration for individual conferences will close one week prior to the start of the event.
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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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College and Career Awareness
College and Career Awareness is a core requirement for seventh grade students. Through College and Career Awareness, students participate in activity-centered lessons to utilize technology, develop foundational skills, and explore careers by expanding awareness. 
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What Are Students Saying About CTE?
"The cabinetmaking classes I took in CTE taught me to be hardworking and to finish what I start. Through CTE I learned important life skills as well as integrity in the shop and classroom."
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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 Office 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).