Utah Student Planning Guide Grades 9-12 - page 7

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CTE
integrates
academicand technical skills
and
contentwitha
focuson solving
real-world
problems
.
SelectedCTEcourses canmeet academiccredit
requirements for graduationor
count forboth
academicandelectiveCTEcredit
.
Studentswhoexperience
Math-in-CTE
(National
ResearchCenter forCareer andTechnical Education)
scored
significantlyhigheron standardizedmath
tests
than studentswhodidnot.
Thehands-onnatureof CTEkeeps students
engaged,
motivated, and coming to school
.
A ratioof oneCTE course to twoacademiccourses
minimizes a student’s riskof droppingout
of high
school.
CTE supports students’ postsecondaryattainment
through
its
Programsof Study
framework.
Studentsof all ages canacquire
stackable
credentials
– certificates, industry-recognized
certifications, anddegrees that buildoneonanother
– throughCTE.
Studentswhograduate fromhigh schoolwith some
college credit are
more likely topursuea
postsecondarydegree
.
CTE iswell-suited to
answer theemployerdemand
for studentswith
employability skills
through in-
classprojects, Career andTechnical Student
Organization competitions, students-ledbusiness
andwork-based learning.
Partnershipswithbusiness
allowCTE toequip
studentswith the skillsneededby industry.
Businesspartners serveonadvisory committee
s
,
assist in thedevelopment anddeliveryof
curriculum
,
andprovide
mentorshipand internship
opportunities.
SelectedContributions*of
C
areer and
T
echnical
E
ducation to
CollegeandCareer Readiness
Career andTechnical Education (CTE) hasavital role in strengthening theworkforceatboth the state
andnational levels. Byassuring the readinessof students for both collegeand careers, CTEalso increases
theabilityofour stateandnation to successfully compete in theglobalmarketplace.
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