Utah Student Planning Guide Grades 9-12 - page 11

C
areer and
T
echnical
E
ducation Options
prepares you for the future!
Jobs today require high-tech
knowledge and advanced technical skills. CTE prepares youwith the technical skills and academic
knowledge you need to succeed. CTE courses are offered at your home high school, another high
school, at a district tech center, or AppliedTechnology Center.
CTE is Hands-on Learning
Classrooms look like theworkplace and give
you real-life learning experiences. For
example, auto tech students learn in a
school’s auto shop, dental assisting students
learn in a simulateddental office, and
students in the construction trades attend
class at a building site.
CTE Areas of Study
CTE offers over 60Career Pathwayswithin
eight areas of study. Pathways are sequences
of courses that can help you connect
your career interests to themost
relevant educational options in
high school and beyond.
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards
These awards are open to any graduating
senior student who plans to get CTE training
after high school thatwill result in a –
Certificate orAssociate degree in a CTE
area; or
Bachelor’s degreewith a teaching
credential in a CTE area.
Get full details on theUtah CTEwebsite,
under th
e
tab.
Career and Technical Student
Organizations
Every CTE program area is affiliatedwith a
student organization that supports student
leadershipdevelopment, employability skills,
and offers opportunities to participate in
skills competitions. These “CTSOs” include:
DECA – An association ofmarketing students.
FBLA – FutureBusiness Leaders ofAmerica.
FCCLA – Family, Career, andCommunity
Leaders ofAmerica.
FFA –The organization for agricultural
education students.
HOSA –HealthOccupations Students of
America.
SkillsUSA – Skilled andTechnical Sciences
StudentOrganization
TSA –TechnologyStudentAssociation
Information about the organization
associatedwith your CTE area of interest can
be found online under the
tab.
Skills Certificates
Youwill have opportunities to receive
to verify skill attainment in
courses and programs in any of the eight CTE
Areas ofStudy. The certificates you earn can
be used as evidence of your accomplishments
when you seek a job or apply for further
education and training.
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