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Brayden Weir: Future Mechanical Engineer

Brayden Weir
Occupational Goal: Mechanical Engineer

“The CTE courses I took in high school prepared me in a number of ways for the career path I’ve chosen to take. I knew I wanted to do something where I could build and design things based upon all of the woodworking/construction classes I’ve taken. Then after taking biotechnology, along with other math and science classes, I knew that I wanted to go into something science based, where I could design and maybe build some things. What better field to go into than engineering? It was the obvious choice, and it turns out that I really enjoy it. That alone may be the single most important part about a career field, because if you don’t enjoy what you do, how can you do it for the rest of your life? The simplest answer is that you can’t, it just doesn’t work. Through the experiences and the fun I’ve had in my various CTE courses I know that engineering is the path I need to take.” —Brayden Weir, Murray High School

UtahCTE.org congratulates Brayden on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award he received to Salt Lake Community College. Brayden was one of 95 students honored at the CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.


Left:Blair Carruth, Assistant Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
Middle: Brayden Weir
Right: Jared Haines, Vice President, Utah College of Applied Technology

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