Get The Scoop On CTE Event
Sept. 19th, 5 pm - 8 pm
MTECH, Lehi Campus
2301 Ashton Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043
**FREE Ice Cream For Everyone!**
On Monday, September 19th, parents and students are invited to the MTECH campus in Lehi to explore a wide variety of exciting career pathways. The “Get the Scoop on Career and Technical Education” event will provide hands-on experiences to educate 7th-grade and 8th-grade students and their parents about pipelines to high-demand, high-skill, and high-wage Utah careers.
This collaborative regional event is bringing together multiple educational stakeholders to introduce “career clusters” and “pathways” to Middle School and Jr. High students. Each area will have representation from local school districts, UVU, and MTECH. Over 60 booths will be available for students to explore including; UVU Aviation, MTECH Diesel Tech, Alpine School District’s Veterinary Science, Life Flight, and more.
The following career clusters will be introduced:
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, Audio Visual & Communications
Business, Finance & Marketing
Computer Science & Information Technology
Education & Training
Engineering & Technology
Hospitality & Tourism
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
These “Career Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in high school and being able to transition smoothly to postsecondary 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.” - USBE
In Utah, there are 35 pathways in 13 career clusters. CTE Pathways help lead students to college and career readiness. Career and Technical education is hands-on learning that delivers real-world skills for students. CTE gives learners technical skills and experiences at middle schools, junior highs, and high schools across Utah. Students who focus on CTE Pathways can earn certificates and acquire essential training to prepare them for future careers, as well as two-year and four-year college degrees.
Concurrent Enrollment will also be represented at the Get The Scoop event. Utah’s “vision is to see that every student takes advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, understanding that through advanced academic training they will save time and money, which will enable them to quickly earn an industry license or an associate degree. Last year, more than 27,000 high school juniors and seniors in our state earned over 188,000 college level credit hours.” - USBE
Over 7,000 students and family members are expected to attend this yearly event. Students and parents will be treated to free ice cream, an introduction to new technology, prizes, and many takeaway projects. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore career and technical education in Utah!