Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE)


Career and Technical Education provides all students access to high-quality, rigorous career-focused programs that result in attainment of credentials with labor market value.

Utah CTE At-A-Glance

2016-17 At-A Glance Flyer

  • 160, 054 Students Enrolled in CTE Courses
  • 95% Graduation Rate for Students Who Are CTE Concentrators
  • 105,691 CTE Skill Certificates Awarded
  • 109 Students Received CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award
  • 17,966 Industry-Recognized Certifications Earned through the Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport Partnership

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CTE Contests

Utah CTE Video Contest

Contest Flyer
Contest Guidelines and Instructions

  • Who: The contest is open to secondary CTE students. Students can enter individually or as a group.
  • What: Create a short video (45 to 90 seconds) highlighting what you are learning in your CTE classes, CTSOs, work-based learning experiences, CTE Internship, or in CTE concurrent enrollment classes.
  • When: Entries accepted now through Monday, Monday, March 4, 2019.
  • Why: Videos will be featured on the Utah CTE webpage and via social media to promote CTE programs throughout Utah.
  • How: Upload your video to YouTube and submit the URL to UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov.
  • Prize: First place $300. Second place $125. Third place $75.
  • Entries Due: Monday, March 4, 2019. Winners will be announced Monday, April 8, 2019.

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CTE Summer Conference

In June, Utah Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators from across the state will participate in the Annual CTE Summer Conference. The CTE staff, at the Utah State Board of Education, has worked diligently to deliver high quality professional development for CTE programs. From June 8 through June 15, conferences will be held in various locations from Logan to Lehi. This is the premier opportunity for Utah CTE educators to hear about the latest industry and education trends. Educators will receive hands-on training, important teaching techniques and CTE initiatives that support high quality instruction.

June 2018

June 11-12
Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Contact: Buddy Deimler | E-mail
Conference Detail Sheet | Schedule

College and Career Awareness 
A separate conference will not be held in 2018. Content will be delivered at the following conferences:

  • Business, Marketing, and Keyboarding
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Technology and Engineering
  • School Counseling and Prevention Programs

Contact: Ashley Higgs | E-mail

Family and Consumer Sciences
June 13-14
Westlake High School, 99 North 200 West, Saratoga Springs, Utah
Contact: Pearl Hart | E-mail
Conference Detail Sheet | Schedule

Family and Consumer Sciences: Food Science and Nutrition
June 12
Westlake High School, 99 North 200 West, Saratoga Springs, Utah
Contact: Pearl Hart | E-mail
Onsite Registration Available

Health Science
June 11-12
Granite Technical Institute, 2500 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact: Rachel Bolin | E-mail
Conference Detail Sheet | Schedule

K-12 Teaching as a Profession
June 8
Nebo Advanced Learning Center, 161 East 400 North, Salem, Utah
Contact: Rachel Bolin | E-mail
Contact: Pearl Hart | E-mail
Conference Detail Sheet | Schedule

Multi-Program CTE Summer Conference
Skyridge High School, 3000 North Center Street, Lehi, Utah

School Counseling and Prevention Programs
June 12-13
Wasatch High School, 930 South 500 East, Heber City, Utah
Contact: Holly Todd | E-mail
Contact: Tina Morandy | E-mail
Conference Detail Sheet | Schedule

Skilled and Technical Sciences: Welding
June 13-14
Green Canyon High School, 2960 North Wolfpack Way, North Logan, Utah
Contact: Buddy Deimler | E-mail
Conference Detail Sheet | Schedule

Work-Based Learning
There will not be a standalone summer conference for Work-Based Learning this year. Work-Based Learning coordinators are encouraged to attend the Western Pathways Conference, May 30 - June 1, or another Career and Technical Education Summer Conference. Needs based scholarships are available to attend the Western Pathways Conference or another CTE Summer Conference. Scholarship requests need to be received on or before April 6. Please contact Tracy Silcott with requests or questions.
Contact: Travis Cook | E-mail
Contact: Tracy Silcott | E-mail