With support from American Graduate: Getting to Work, UtahFutures is helping raise awareness of the many ways Career and Technical Education can help Utahns prepare for high-wage, in-demand careers that do not require a college degree.
Take a virtual roadtrip with UEN-TV
Discover new routes to success with the travelers in the big green RV! Roadtrip Nation airs throughout the summer on UEN-TV:
Plan your path to a great summer
Whether you’re about to graduate or just looking forward to summer break, it’s a great time to consider how your interests, needs and opportunities for education and career are aligned. UtahFutures.org has plenty of tools to help you do just that:
Make a well-informed decision
Deciding between a technical certificate, an Associate’s and a four-year degree? Our friends at PBS Digital Studios have a great breakdown of factors to consider—and they might not be what you think!
Discover modern career pathways
Watch and share the recording of “Life After High School”, an online event for students, parents and educators. The event includes a screening of Skill Powered, in which three young adults discover pathways to careers that don’t require a college degree, and a chat with a career education expert about opportunities in Utah.
Apprentices get paid to learn
An apprenticeship is an important step for advancement in many technical careers. To qualify for this paid position, you typically need some training in the trade. Fortunately, high school students have free tuition at Utah Technical Colleges, so they can save money by preparing before graduation. Learn more about apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities at UtahFutures.org.
Energize learning with CTE
Does high school feel more like a parking lot than a runway? Energize your education with hands-on learning through Career and Technical Education (CTE) through your school or local college. Students who complete 1.5 or more credits in a single program of study are more likely to graduate from high school and there are scholarships available for postsecondary training. Learn more.
Is it valuable to learn skills you may never use in a future job? Why or why not?