In an effort to increase high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, the state CTE office is looking for your input on alignment to industry needs and increasing student access to high-quality education. Career and Technical Education provides all students access to high-quality, rigorous career-focused programs that result in attainment of credentials with labor market value.
Perkins is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. With a focus on systems alignment and program improvement, Perkins is critical to ensuring that programs are prepared to meet the ever-changing needs of learners and employers.
Perkins reflects the 100-year federal commitment to CTE by providing federal support to CTE programs and focuses on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improving accountability.
Publications and Resources
Note: If you need this information in an accessible format, contact the department directly.
Career and Technical Education, Secondary
CTE provides courses and Pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the seventh grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and postsecondary education.
Utah Career Pathways align with and are categorized by the National Career Clusters®. Each Career Pathway culminates in an industry-recognized credential of value.
Career and Technical Education, Postsecondary
Your opinion matters! We want to hear from you. Please take a moment to share your feedback on Career and Technical Education programs in Utah and help us continue to improve and strengthen our programs.
Stakeholder Surveys (Powered by Qualtrics Survey Tool)
Select the survey link that best describes your connection with Career and Technical Education.
Secondary and Postsecondary Stakeholders Survey
Stakeholders include: superintendents, administrators, educators, counselors, CTE support staff
Families and Community Stakeholder Survey
Stakeholders include: parents, students, community members, community organizations, Indian tribes or tribal organizations
Business and Industry Stakeholder Survey
Stakeholders include: professional associations, employers
State and Government Agencies Stakeholder Survey
Stakeholders include: Governor’s Office, Utah State Board of Education, Utah State Board of Regents, Utah Technical Colleges Board of Trustees, state agencies
Public Hearing Flyer
Monday, September 16
Join by Phone: (415) 655-0002 | Meeting Code: 807 698 836
Join by WebEx
Thursday, September 19
Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, South Campus, Auditorium
12723 South Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah 84065
Wednesday, September 25
North Sevier High School, Library
350 West 400 North, Salina, Utah 84654
Thursday, September 26
Utah State University, Room C113
989 South Main Street, Brigham City, Utah 84302
Thursday, September 26
Juab High School, Little Theater
802 North 650 East, Nephi, Utah 84648
Tuesday, October 8
Washington School District, Woodward Building, Room 101
75 West Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770
Send input by E-mail. For those who have had a personal connection to CTE as parent, student, educator, community member, etc., we would love to hear from you.
CTE Course Strands and Standards
Courses within Career and Technical Education focus on preparing students for Career Pathways by offering the practical experience they need to succeed through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work, and on-the-job training. Strands and standards guide the instruction within each course.
Provide input on current strands and standards.
Thank you for taking the time to fill out a survey. Your feedback is a vital tool in the development of our CTE state plan. As the plan is developed, more information will be available on this webpage. Please check back according to the timeline below.