CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award Recipients

Congratulations to these students in Career and Technical Education programs across the state on their well-deserved recognition. They were honored during the 27th Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards at Salt Lake Community College on May 1. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: March 5, 2013

"First grade reading..." by Woodleywonderworks/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Education backpack bill advances. So does the early education reading bill. The bill to raise taxes for education, however, does not. How helpful is CTE in keeping boys in school? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 5. . . . → Read More

CTE Virtual Healthcare Interactive

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More than 300 Utah high school students will partake in a virtual healthcare live broadcast this Thursday.

The Utah State Office of Education and Intermountain Healthcare will provide 343 Career and Technical Education students an opportunity to watch a prerecorded, artificial-knee surgery and to discuss it with surgeons and physicians.

See the news release below . . . → Read More

CTE Month and National Job Shadow Day

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education

In celebration of , February is a time when many schools conduct job shadow days and promote work-based learning opportunities. Throughout the year over 150,000 students participate in fantastic work-based learning opportunities through the Career and Technical Education Work-Based Learning program. . . . → Read More

What Will the Year 2013 Bring?

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

If you search the Internet you find predictions for the New Year in almost any area you are interested in exploring. Predictions for what will happen to the economy, predictions for what will happen in politics, predictions for what will happen in education, predictions for the latest in technology, and you can even read about predictions on what the predictions will be! . . . → Read More

The “Career” in College and Career Ready

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education

Too often recent efforts around “College and Career Ready” focus almost exclusively on college entrance and completion. “Career readiness” is often a very confusing part of College and Career Ready with a host of varied definitions, frameworks, policies and implementation strategies. Some definitions focus on learning skills for a specific entry-level job, and other definitions provide a broader context of workplace skills. . . . → Read More

What being “Career Ready” Means

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

Over the last few years we have heard a lot about unemployment and the challenge that the “Great Recession” has brought to economies all around the world. Here in the United States the unemployment rate has stayed around 8 percent and may not significantly improve for some time to come. . . . → Read More