98 Utah Students to Receive Scholarships at Career and Technical Education Banquet

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May 1, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Thalea Longhurst, CTE Program Coordinator
801-538-7889 or email: thalea.longhurst@schools.utah.gov

Mary Shumway, Career, Technical, and Adult Education State Director
801-538-7852 or email: mary.shumway@schools.utah.gov

Blair Carruth, Assistant Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
801-321-7122 or bcarruth@utahsbr.edu

Jared Haines, Vice President, Utah College of Applied Technology
801-955-2172 or jhaines@ucat.edu

98 Utah Students to Receive Scholarships at Career and Technical Education Banquet

SALT LAKE CITY – The 26th Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards Banquet will take place at Salt Lake Community College on Wednesday. This banquet is a longstanding tradition used to honor CTE students throughout the state who have been selected to receive a scholarship and tuition award from a postsecondary institution in Utah.

Recipients were chosen from more than 200 students who applied for a CTE scholarship and tuition award this year. At the banquet, 98 scholarships will be awarded to high school CTE seniors for one year’s tuition at a postsecondary institution.
Thirty percent of the 46.8 million job openings created by the year 2018 will require some college or a two-year associate degree. CTE is an essential component in filling these job openings. The jobs of today require advanced skills and technical training. Students wanting to stay competitive in the job market need specific training, education, and skills to compete successfully.

“Each award recipient has proven they have the academic knowledge, technical skills, and drive to advance their education beyond high school,” said Mary Shumway, State Director of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. “This scholarship award will give each recipient a jump-start for postsecondary training and open many doors of opportunity, now and in the future.”

WHO: 98 high school students in Career and Technical Education programs across the state. Students will be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

WHAT: Career and Technical Education Scholarships and Tuition Awards Banquet

WHERE: Salt Lake Community College – 4600 S. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City – Oak Room located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Reception with postsecondary institutions
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Banquet

For more information please visit www.schools.utah.gov/cte/scholarships.html.

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