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

Career and Technical Education August Newsletter

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education




State Director of Career and Technical Education Mary Shumway encourages CTE educators to continue to promote student participation in CTE Pathways. “CTE Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in high school and being able to transition smoothly to postsecondary opportunities (college) or immediately entering the workforce (career).” . . . → Read More

This is the Time to be Skilled

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Read how career and technical education in high school is preparing students for jobs in the next decade. . . . → Read More

CTE Directions: 58th Annual CTE Summer Conference

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education




Join educators from across the state and participate in the 58th Annual CTE Summer Conference this month. Each CTE specialist at the Utah State Office of Education has worked diligently to deliver quality professional development in your program area. . . . → Read More

Communication Skills—A Career and Technical Education Specialty

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




There are many factors that come together to make a business successful. You need a good product, you need the right market conditions, and you need skilled employees. Often business executives complain that one of the things that their employees lack is good communication skills. What does that mean? Everyone communicates today. Everyone has a cell phone, an iPad, an iPod, or a portable computer of one kind or another. People are texting, emailing, and posting to Facebook all the time. So what is the problem? . . . → Read More

Postsecondary Training More Important than Ever

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




Obtaining a skill after graduating from high school has never been as important as it is today. At least 66 percent of jobs in Utah will require more than a high school diploma by 2018. We know that there will be a skill shortage in many areas unless more students make the transition between high school graduation and postsecondary training. . . . → Read More

SEOP: Plan for College and Career Ready

Steven Shumway and his parents meet with Mr. Moreno to create his college and career plan, called an SEOP




Steven Shumway has had his SEOP meeting with his parents. How About YOU? The parent-student meeting with a school counselor is a key activity that is part of the individual planning component of the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program (CCGP). . . . → Read More