Career Technical Education (CTE)
CTE provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The structured training each student receives gives him or her the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or further his or her postsecondary education, whether technical school, two-year college, or four-year college. Each student is encouraged to explore various areas of study and to develop the essential skills to enter today’s competitive job market with confidence.
Career and Technical Education is an essential component of the total educational system in Utah and is critical to the country’s ability to compete in a global economy. Career and Technical Education is provided in a variety of settings and levels including middle school/junior high career exploration, secondary programs, post-secondary certificates and degrees, and customized training for employees in the workplace.
More information can be found on the USOE CTE website: www.schools.utah.gov/cte/
Areas of Study
CTE provides courses and pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the 7th grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and postsecondary education.
- Agricultural Education
- Business Education
- Economics and Entrepreneurship Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Health Science and Technology Education
- Information Technology Education
- Marketing Education
- Skilled and Technical Sciences Education
- Technology and Engineering Education
Information on this page comes from the Utah Career and Technical Education website at the Utah State Office of Education.