The mission of Career and Technical Education is to help students discover educational purpose, personal potential and a pathway to their future. CTE provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. CTE areas of study include: Agriculture, Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, Information Technology, Marketing, Skilled and Technical Sciences, Technology and Engineering.
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 pathway to receive a completer certificate and a bronze cord to wear at graduation.
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!
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding
CTE students in Utah. The scholarships/awards are sponsored by the Utah State Board of
Education (USBE) with funds provided by participating higher education institutions. The award
amount varies by institutions. High School seniors may apply. Applications are available November 1st and due February 1st.