Publications and Resources


CTE provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The structured training each student receives gives him or her the tools needed to be successful in a career after high school and/or further his or her postsecondary education. Apprenticeship provides an excellent alternative to secure training and credentials.


Core Career Connections

Utah’s Core Career Connections project is a collection of instructional activities, K-6 and 7-8, designed by Utah teachers and business partners. Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with the Utah State Core Curriculum and bring relevancy of the world of work to the students. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers to integrate career awareness in the elementary and middle level grades. The activities encourage academic rigor while sustaining community partnerships within the classroom.

K-6 Core Career Connections | 7-8 Core Career Connections

College and Career Awareness

College and Career Awareness is Utah's exploratory Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum requirement for middle/junior high school. The purpose of this program is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons, which utilize technology, develop beginning skills and explore careers. Six Work-Based Learning experiences are set aside during the College and Career Awareness year to provide career awareness and exploration experiences that support and sustain classroom instruction and curriculum.

Work-Based Learning Made Easy for College and Career Awareness

Nontraditional Careers

Many students limit their view to the opportunities that are the easily available, readily accessible, and most traditional. They never take even one step out of their comfort zone as they look at the list of high school courses and decide what to take. This information is designed to help student break free of the barriers that limit career choices.

Nontraditional Careers MP4 | WMV

Student Internships

Student internships allow high school students work for an employer for a specified period of time to learn about a particular industry or occupation. Internship programs extend formal classroom learning into the community.

Student Internship Testimonials Video
Courtesy of Davis School District

Tell Us About Your Internship/Job Shadow Form

Summer Conference

Engineering in the Real World
Integrating around the Job to Be Done
Work-Based Learning in Rural Schools