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Region Coordinator Information

Our Mission

Career Pathways are designed to give all students, including traditional college-bound students, a focus on their future by preparing each student with the high-level technology skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive work environment.

Career Pathways are organized cooperatively with 141 public high schools and 8 postsecondary partners. High school programs are closely coordinated with higher education so students can progress from high school to college with all the necessary skills and without duplication of courses.

Career Pathways provides high school students with the opportunity to transition to college, enabling them to complete their education and training more rapidly, with more advanced skills and a reduction in costs.

Advantages of Career Pathways

  • Assistance in selecting a possible career
  • Assistance in selecting high school concurrent courses that will not need to be duplicated in college
  • An understanding of how courses fit with the future
  • A related work-based learning experience
  • Academic and technical courses taught in an applied, easy-to-understand way
  • An articulation agreement with colleges, and technical institutions to accept students’ high school courses toward a two-year or four-year degree

Benefits of Career Pathways

Provides students with technical preparation in a career area such as Agriculture, Applied Economics, Applied Science, Business, Engineering Technology, Health Occupations, Industrial, Information Technology, Marketing, Mechanical, Trade, etc.

Builds student competence in Communications, Reading, Economics, Science, Mathematics and Writing

Develops workplace skills through applied, contextual academics, and integrated instruction in a coherent sequence of courses.

  • Provides students with the opportunity for real-world education by utilizing work-based learning experiences when appropriate.
  • Students earn college credit while in high school, saving time and money, putting students on the fast-track to earning an industry license or associate’s degree.

Funding

The Career Pathways program is a federally funded program, which allocates approximately 12 million dollars per year and is divided among the nine regions in the state of Utah.

Program Results

Employment in technology provides a diverse career path that is rapidly growing in Utah and throughout the nation. In high school, many Career Pathways courses offer concurrent enrollment credit through a local post-secondary partner. This means students will earn high school credit as well as college credit in a CTE Pathways program.

In 2013-2014, 20,266 secondary CTE students participated in CTE concurrent enrollment, earning 54,411 credit hours.

Sampling of College Pathways Programs

  • Apprentice of Applied Science
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Cosmetology
  • Design Graphics
  • Heavy Duty Truck
  • Manufacturing Engineering Tech
  • Nursing (CNA, LPN, RN)
  • Paramedic / EMT
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Sales & Service Technology

Our vision is to see that every student takes advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, understanding that through advanced academic training they will save time and money, which will enable them to quickly earn an industry license or an associate degree.