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Get Informed

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 V Overview

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

Credentials of Value

Perkins V Data

Perkins V Plan

Perkins V Performance Targets 30-day Public Comment

Perkins V Major Tenets

Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment Guidebook

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.

Utah Career Clusters

Career and Technical Education, Postsecondary

Blair Carruth, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development
Utah System of Higher Education
Phone: (801) 321-7122 | E-mail

Kim Ziebarth, Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs
Utah Technical College
Phone: (801) 341-6010 | E-mail

Get Involved

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.

K-16 Education Feedback

  1. 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

  2. Public Hearings
    Public Hearing Flyer

    Monday, September 16
    Join by Phone: (415) 655-0002 | Meeting Code: 807 698 836
    Join by WebEx
    3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, September 19
    Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, South Campus, Auditorium
    12723 South Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah 84065
    4-5 p.m.

    Wednesday, September 25
    North Sevier High School, Library
    350 West 400 North, Salina, Utah 84654
    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, September 26
    Utah State University, Room C113
    989 South Main Street, Brigham City, Utah 84302
    9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, September 26
    Juab High School, Little Theater
    802 North 650 East, Nephi, Utah 84648
    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 8
    Washington School District, Woodward Building, Room 101
    75 West Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770
    6:00-7:00 p.m.

  3. E-mail
    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.

    Utah Career and Technical Education

Additional 9-12 Feedback

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.

  1. Online Rating Tool 
    Become a standards rater.  Ratings help shape the makers of tomorrow and future employees.|

    Precision Exams Rating Tool

  2. CTE Social Media

Facebook      Twitter      YouTube      Instagram

Get Results

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.


  • Hold public hearings
  • Collect feedback


  • Integrate feedback
  • Develop state plan


  • Review state plan
  • Open for public comment