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Most high school freshmen in Utah plan to go to college, but less than 20% will ever graduate. While most jobs (65.8%) require some post-secondary training, only 20.8% require at least a bachelor's degree. Apprenticeship provides an excellent alternative to secure training and credentials.

Core Career Connections
Utah’s Core Career Connections project is a collection of instructional activities, K-6 and 7-8, designed by Utah teachers and business partners.  Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with the Utah State Core Curriculum and bring relevancy of the world of work to the students. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers to integrate career awareness in the elementary and middle level grades. The activities encourage academic rigor while sustaining community partnerships within the classroom.

  • K-6 Core Career Connections K-6 Core Career Connections - PDF


  • 7-8 Core Career Connections 7-8 Core Career Connections - PDF


CTE Introduction
CTE Introduction is Utah's exploratory Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum requirement for middle/junior high school. The purpose of this program is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons, which utilize technology, develop beginning skills and explore careers. Six Work-Based Learning experiences are set aside during the CTE Introduction year to provide career awareness and exploration experiences that support and sustain classroom instruction and curriculum.

  • Work-Based Learning Toolkit CTE Introduction Work-Based Learning Toolkit - PDF
  • Work-Based Learning Made Easy for CTE Introduction - PDF

Nontraditional Careers
Many students limit their view to the opportunities that are the easily available, readily accessible, and most traditional. They never take even one step out of their comfort zone as they look at the list of high school courses and decide what to take. This interactive student guide is designed to help student break free of the barriers that limit career choices.

  • Nontraditional Brochure Nontraditional Careers Brochure - PDF

  • Nontraditional Careers Brochure Poster Nontraditional Careers Brochure Poster Insert - PDF
  • Nontraditional Careers Video Nontraditional Careers Video - MP4 | SWF | WMV


Student Internships
Student internships allow high school students work for an employer for a specified period of time to learn about a particular industry or occupation. Internship programs extend formal classroom learning into the community.

  • Student Internship Testimonials Video - MP4
    Courtesy of Davis School District
  • Tell Us About Your Internship/Job Shadow Form - PDF

Updated April 18, 2014  


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sherry [dot] marchant [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Sherry Marchant), Specialist
Work-Based Learning
Phone: 801>538-7594
Fax: 801>538-7868

maggie [dot] bradshaw [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Maggie Bradshaw) , Support Staff
Work-Based Learning
Phone: 801>538-7941 

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