What are CTE Pathways?
CTE Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in high school and being able to transition smoothly to post-secondary opportunities or getting a good job when they graduate. Students who focus on a Career Pathway acquire the skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction.
Utah Career Pathways align with and are categorized by the national Career Clusters®. Each Career Pathway culminates in an industry recognized credential of value.
Students may complete a total of 3 credit hours in a given pathway to receive a completer certificate and a bronze cord to wear at graduation. Those who complete at least 1.5 credits in a given pathway will receive a concentrator certificate that will be useful for future employment interviews, etc.
Why complete a CTE Pathway?
Earn a completer certificate that looks great on resumes and applications
Wear a cord at graduation
Jump-start your career!
Interested in completing a pathway?
Click here for the list of Pathways and requirements
Sign up for required classes at registration and talk with your Counselor or Career Counselor!
Career & Technical Education at Olympus High School
Olympus offers a wide variety of CTE courses, many of which are available for Concurrent Enrollment at SLCC. Courses are taught on-campus by Olympus faculty. Click below for the complete list of courses and descriptions.
Granite Technical Institute (GTI)
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
The GTI Mission:
Support students in finding personal purpose, potential, and a pathway to their future.
Students explore interests, build technical and academic skills, apply these skills in real-world settings, and document performance through personal portfolios.
The GTI provides:
Career focused programs designed to build skills needed for a profitable and rewarding career
Hands-on, minds-on learning; allowing students opportunities to implement practice and procedure
Industry standard equipment similar to that found in the workplace
Industry experienced instructors
Career placement assistance
Varied class times to work around core high school classes
Articulation agreements supporting students starting college degrees in high school
Opportunities to network with industry leaders