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Four CTE Supporting Programs help high school students to strengthen the ties between school and work by enhancing Career Pathway exploration and training.

  • In the CTE Introduction course, you will participate in activity-centered lessons to utilize technology, develop beginning skills, and explore careers.
  • Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance will assist you in planning your personal education and career goals. You’ll get to participate in self-appraisal and self-improvement activities, and learn decision-making and planning skills.
  • The Skill Certificate program offers opportunities to receive “Skill Certificates” to verify skill attainment in courses and programs in any of the eight CTE Areas of Study. The certificates you earn can be used as evidence of your accomplishments when you seek a job or apply for further education and training.
  • Work-Based Learning lets you see how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities. Work-Based Learning experiences are available in each CTE Pathway and include:
    • Guest Speakers
    • Job Shadows
    • Student Internships
    • Apprenticeships
    • Career Fairs
    • Field Studies
  • Also remember, don’t let old stereotypes limit your career options. Learn more about how to Break Free of barriers imposed by outdated impressions of work/life roles. Take a step out of your comfort zone and Break Free of the Barriers that Limit Your Career Choices.

It’s never too early to start planning for life after high school.
UtahFutures is a Web-based career information system that will help you match your skills to a career and guide you from high school to college and career.

Your school counselor can be an important ally in planning your personal education and career goals. Through individual and classroom activities you will learn decision making and planning skills. Planning now for your future is the best way find success!

The harder and smarter you work, the more questions you will ask, and the more information you have now, the more opportunities you will have later.


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