Corner Canyon High School

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Career and Technical Coordinator Wayne Dittmore writes about Canyons School District’s new high school, Corner Canyon. The school will offer a full range of Career and Technical Education classes. . . . → Read More

A Great Time for CTE




During the recent State of the Union Address, President Obama said that we must attract more jobs to our shores, that we needed to equip our citizens with additional skills so they can do those jobs, and we need to insure that hard work actually leads to a decent living. . . . → Read More

March Achievement Spotlight




Cody Henrichsen was recognized during the Utah State Board of Education March meeting. Here’s what was said about him during the meeting. . . . → Read More

What Will the Future Bring?

Gary Wixom, Assistant Commissioner of CTE, Utah System of Higher Education




What will the future bring? That question is something that we all think about from time to time. We live at a time of turmoil both within the country and internationally. The news is full of discouraging predictions about the future. With all the doom and gloom in the press, it would be easy to become discouraged about our own future. On the other hand, if we just look around, we soon discover that it is a great time to be alive. . . . → Read More

CTE Can Help Address Human Capital Issues

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education




A national report, Developing Human Capital: Meeting the Growing Global Need for a Skilled and Educated Workforce, recently released by McGraw-Hill’s Adult Education and Workforce Initiatives, underscores the value of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in today’s market. The report notes that – as the area where business and education most overlap, CTE is in a prime position to maximize the efforts of educational institutions and business/industry as they work cooperatively. . . . → Read More

Will integrating science in CTE boost test scores?




End-of-year testing is wrapping up now in the 15 Utah high schools from 13 districts participating in a semester-long research project to determine whether integrating science lessons into Career and Technology Education Health Science programs will boost student achievement. . . . → Read More

Healthcare Interactive brings students into the operating room, virtually




Hundreds of Utah students participated in today’s Virtual Healthcare Interactive. The program gives students an up-close view of a real medical procedure and an opportunity to chat live with the physicians, who are on hand to answer questions and explain as the procedure unfolds. This year’s topic was maternal and infant health. . . . → Read More

At 10 a.m. take a snapshot of your Utah CTE Moment




Mark your calendars! Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. is the first annual “Utah CTE Moment.” Teachers and students across the state will stop for a moment and take a picture of a CTE moment showing the hands-on kind of learning that takes place every day in CTE classrooms. . . . → Read More

Hot off the press: CTE Directions




In the latest edition of the CTE Directions newsletter, find highlights of CTE Month events, IT careers, a Millcreek CTE student and an overview of skyrocketing social media use. . . . → Read More