The Time to Support and Improve CTE is Now

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education

We are hearing a lot of discussion these days about what is wrong with education and that education needs to be “reformed.” As educational reform takes place, and as education changes to meet the needs of the global economy, Career and Technical Education is a big part of the solution. In a speech recently given by the Secretary of Education, he said: . . . → Read More

Join FFA Members at the State Fair

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In addition to the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit at the Utah State Fair, throughout the 10 days of the Fair, the FFA Association has numerous agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and livestock exhibits. . . . → Read More

Corner Canyon High School


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