Program Objectives for Students
- Provide elementary school students career awareness
- Provide middle school students career exploration activities and assist them to identify career interests
- Assist high school students with education/career planning and the selection of education/career pathways
- Prepare high school students through school-based and work-based learning experiences
- Prepare students to demonstrate competency in core subjects and critical workplace skills
- Assist high school graduates to enter meaningful employment and/or advanced studies at a higher education institution
Utah’s Skill Certificate program
provides students an opportunity to receive instruction aligned with standards and objectives set by the state of Utah and industry. Students receive a “skill certificate” verifying achievement. In the 2008-2009 school year, over 195,000 tests were administered in this program.
Skill Certificate Tests by Area of Study
- Agricultural Education
- Business and Economic Education
- Family & Consumer Sciences Education
- Health Science Education
- Information Technology Education
- Marketing Education
- Skilled & Technical Sciences Education
- Technology & Engineering Education
Students who achieve an 80% proficency rating on their competency test will receive a skills certificate. These certificates can be listed on a resume or provided in an employment portfolio. Students have used these skill certificates to:
- Get a job
- Get a raise at current job
- Applications for college
- Applications for scholarships
- Strengthen their resume or any application
Sample Skills Certificate:
Career & Technical Student Organizations
Student Leadership Organizations were established with the commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of young people. In addition to offering a wide variety of specific career and technical training, CTE integrates student leadership elements, which complements student participation in these courses and programs. The term ”Career and Technical Student Organizations” (CTSOs) means an organization for individuals enrolled in a career and technical education program that engages in leadership activities as an integral part of the instructional program.
CTSOs are not after-school clubs where only a few career and technical education students belong. They are a powerful instructional tool integrated into the career and technical curriculum and classroom. CTSOs present organized activities for students to gain personal and leadership skills making them more employable, preparing them to become productive citizens, and assisting them in assuming positive roles in the home and community.
Scholarships & Tuition Awards
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards provide applicants with more than a 50 percent chance of receiving approximately $1,700 in tuition awards this year and possibly even more the next. Would you spend four hours compiling a portfolio to receive $1,700? That’s the reality of students applying for the over 110 CTE scholarships and tuition awards.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
This Federally Funded Act provides students with certain/qualifying financial, emotional, physical, and or educational needs the opportunity to meet with a guidance counselor at the WIA offices. The counselor will then help the qualifying youth (ages 14-21) investigate and find services to help them stay involved in their high school and or post high school education in preparation for their future career. Please click on the link to fill out and application or simply find more information. You may also wish to contact your school guidance counselor for help in applying to the WIA program, if you are still enrolled in school (you do not need to be enrolled in school to qualify).
- WIA Youth Moutainland