TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING PATHWAYS
The Utah Pre-Engineering Pathway is a set of four rigorous courses that introduce students to the world of engineering and engineering technology.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering pathways is a nationally developed curriculum that puts students through four or five rigorous courses. The courses are designed to give students relevant engineering experiences where they use language arts, math, and science concepts in real-world applications and settings.
Nationally, engineering is the second largest of all professions. In Utah, biomedical engineers (10.5 percent), petroleum engineers (3.8 percent), and civil engineers (3.5 percent) have the highest projected growth rate through the year 2020. Due to the expansion of jobs in the technical fields and the increasing numbers of engineers who are retiring, the number of job openings in technology and engineering is increasing. There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the field at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years.
Below are the two Pathways in Technology and Engineering Education:
Our vision is to see that every student receives the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to be successful in the technology and engineering career of his or her choice, by combining engineering principles, mathematics, and science courses that result in a logical thought process. Technology and Engineering Education students will develop essential career preparation skills through technical and academic courses, as well as personal leadership opportunities.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION
Among these winners were five students who placed first in the nation in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Production, Essays on Technology, VEX Robotics Programming Skills, and VEX Robotics Robot Skills.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
CAREER PREPARATION/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Last year, 2,345 students were awarded a CTE Skill Certificate in Technology and Engineering, indicating a high level of performance.
STATE AND LOCAL PARTNERSHIP
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