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Career and Technical Student Organizations

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

What Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) are you a member of?

Did you know that 18,573 Utah secondary Career and Technical Education students are members of one of the above CTSOs? It’s true! CTSO members are doing great things and are having a positive impact in schools and communities throughout the state.

During the month of October five CTSO Fall Leadership Conferences will take place. We want to hear about your conference and what your CTSO chapter is planning for the coming year. Send your stories to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

October 4: SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference–Davis Conference Center–Layton, UT

October 5-6: FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference–Provo Marriott Hotel–Provo, UT

October 10-11: HOSA Fall Leadership Conference–Provo Marriott Hotel–Provo, UT

October 13-14: DECA Fall Leadership Conference–Park City, UT

October 15:  TSA Fall Leadership Conference Jordan Applied Technology Center – West Jordan, UT

October 19-22: National FFA Convention–Indianapolis, IN

October 25-26: FBLA Fall Leadership Conference–Provo Marriott Hotel–Provo, UT

If you are not a member of a CTSO, and would like to become a member, talk to your school counselor to get connected with the CTSO advisor in your school.

UtahCTE.org Wants to Hear from YOU!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Students, tell UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov about your summer job. How did you find your job? Where are you working? What are your responsibilities? What have you learned? Through September 5, selected submissions will appear as part of a blog featured on UtahCTE.org. A $10 Subway gift card will be given to each student whose submission is chosen. Get started!

 

Follow the steps below to submit your story.

  1. Tell UtahCTE about your summer job – maximum of 300 words
  2. Sign the CTE media release (If you’re under 18 years of age the media release will need to be signed by a parent or guardian). The media release is located here.
  3. Choose a photo of yourself, perhaps working at your summer job, to include with your story. The photo should be:
    • high-resolution (300 dpi)
    • landscape
    • jpg format

Submit your story, signed media release, and photo to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

We look forward to reading about your summer job experiences.
The UtahCTE.org Team

Summer Camps

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

School may be out for the summer, but summer is the perfect time to learn new skills and make new friends. Check out one of the many summer youth camps taking place across the state. To locate other summer camps in your area talk to your school counselor or CTE teacher.

June 1–17: Health Careers Summer Camps
Mountainland Region – Utah County
By application only.

June 1 – June 28: Youth Education
University of Utah
Tuition varies.

June 6-July 29: 4-H State Contests
Utah State University
Tuition varies.

June 13–July 29: Youth Summer Camps
Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC)
No tuition!

June 24-25: Scratch Programming Workshop
Utah Valley University
No tuition!

June 27–August 10: Youth Summer Camps
Davis Applied Technology College (DATC)
No tuition!

July 5–8: Manufacturing Summer Camp
Ogden-Weber ATC
No tuition!

July 26–29: Bytes of Brilliance Technology Camp
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)
Tuition is $30.

Tell us what you did during the summer. Did you participate in a summer camp, go on vacation with your family, travel out of the state, visit another country, attend a farmers market or rodeo, or participate in a summer reading program? Send your stories to UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov.

Have a great summer!

Central Region Career Day

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

On Tuesday, April 12, students from the Central Region gathered together to participate in a Career Day event highlighting Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways. The event was held at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield where 1,300 students explored numerous careers by participating in hands-on activities. Participating schools included:

Delta Middle School  North Sevier Middle School
Ephraim Middle School  North Sanpete Middle School
Fillmore Middle School Piute High School
Gunnison Middle School Red Hills Middle School
Juab Junior High School South Sevier Middle School
Tintic High School  Wayne Middle School

Students had the opportunity to explore at least 20 of the 52 careers featured at the Career Day event. Local businesses set up interactive booths/displays where students were able to “try on a career” working hands-on using tools and equipment. Upon arrival each student received a “CTE Pathways Passport” to record each career they explored. “Many students came to the information booth asking to locate a specific career that they wanted to research. Students also had the opportunity to explore careers that were nontraditional for their gender,” said Darlene Wabel, Central Region CTE Pathways Coordinator.

Throughout the event students had a wonderful time exploring careers and participating in hands-on activities with local businesses. Students were engaged and eagerly participated in the many activities available, which included:

AT&T – Students learned how electronic communications work.

Central Utah Public Health – Students were shown how to give an injection and then practiced on oranges.

Johnson Dental Lab – Students were shown how to make a crown.

Kevin Madison & Associates – Students reviewed “blueprint” plans from several local schools.

Mountain America Credit Union – Students learned how to manage a debit card.

Mountainland Supply – Students connected the plumbing in a sink and learned how to assemble a fire hydrant.

OSHA – Students learned how to put on and wear a safety harness.

Redmond Salt – Students learned how salt is mined and learned about the many products made from salt.

Richfield Reaper – Students saw how a newspaper tabloid is laid out on the computer and then transferred to printing plates. Each student received a copy of the printed Central Region CTE Pathways tabloid.

Satterwhite – Students learned how logs are cut from trees and how they fit together to make log homes.

Sevier County Sheriff – Students learned about careers in law enforcement, including occupations in the SWAT team and in the DARE program, learning about the equipment used to serve and protect the public.

Sevier Valley Hospital – Students looked at blood slides from the lab and learned how to use equipment in respiratory therapy.

Shirt Shop – Students printed their own T-shirt with their school logo.

SUFCO – Students learned about the mining of coal and the engineering required to extract the coal.

Utah Natural Resources – Students learned the responsibilities of a “Fish and Game Warden.”

Wells Fargo – Students learned about bank accounts and filled out deposit slips.

“I love Career Day and all the hands-on experiences.” – Mallory Roberts

“I like Career Day because I love to see all the things I can do for a living in the future.” – Molly Peterson

“I really like the Culinary Arts Program because I love to bake.” – Kami Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

“My favorite is Cosmetology” –Danika Wittern

“I love the Cosmetology Program because I love to make people look beautiful.” –Bailey Nielson

 

 

 

 

CTE students in the Central Region are among the 325,000 secondary and post-secondary CTE students in Utah. For information about the CTE classes offered at your school talk to your school counselor or visit UtahCTE.org.

 CTE offers Pathways to YOUR future; get started!

Career Days at Bridgerland ATC

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Students in Northern Utah Participate in Career Days at Bridgerland ATC

Who: 3,500 students from middle, junior and high schools in Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties.

What: Business, industry, and community partnered with education to provide interactive opportunities for students to increase their awareness of a wide range of career pathways.

Where: Main campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah.

When: Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

On May 4th and 5th, approximately 3,500 7th through 12th grade students, teachers, school administrators, CTE directors, parents, industry leaders and volunteers converged on the campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) for the 4th Annual Career Days, a Career Pathways event. The objective of Career Days was to provide students with hands-on exposure to the diverse and exciting career opportunities requiring technical skills.

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that by 2012, there will be a shortfall of nearly 3 million skilled workers in America. The average age of skilled workers in many trades is 54-57 years old, and as this veteran group retires, there are not enough trained workers to replace them and fill essential jobs. 

Career Days, modeled after the nationwide Career Construction Days (CCD) program, is an experiential-based event designed to expose youth to a comprehensive list of over 29 career paths leading to hundreds of different careers. Career Days is the result of the collaborative efforts of business and industry leaders, workforce development, education and school representatives. Sponsors for Career Days 2011 included BATC, Bear River Region Pathways Program, Department of Workforce Services, Interform, Komatsu, Logan City, Larry H. Miller Group, Miller Motorsports Park, Northwood Rentals, Pepsi, Vulcraft, and Wells Fargo Bank.

The Career Days event included interactive exhibits, trade industry displays and demonstration projects that required student involvement. The goal was to convert students’ enthusiasm into a rewarding career path.

Fox 13 story – Career Days at Bridgerland ATC

CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards Banquet

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

BriAnne Shipton receives scholarship from Gary Wixom, Assistant Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education

On Thursday, April 28 the 25th Annual CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards Banquet took place at Salt Lake Community College. This banquet is a longstanding tradition used to honor CTE students throughout the state who have been selected to receive a scholarship and tuition award from a postsecondary institution.

Each award recipient was one of 175 applicants who applied for a scholarship and tuition award this year. Each year, the pool of applicants increases and the competition among those applicants grows more fierce.

BriAnne Shipton, a marketing student at Uintah High School and a CTE scholarship recipient to Utah Valley University says, “I have always been a ‘people’ person. I enjoy working with people and learning about them. .  .The [Travel] and Tourism [Pathway] seemed a natural fit with my interests and my personality. . .After much thought and research, I feel confident this is the perfect occupational area for me. I am excited to get more training and know that a CTE scholarship will help me accomplish that goal.”

This year 93 scholarships were awarded to high school CTE seniors for one year’s tuition at one of the following post-secondary institutions:

Utah System of Higher Education
College of Eastern Utah–Price Campus
Dixie State College
Salt Lake Community College
Snow College–Richfield Campus
Southern Utah University
Utah Valley University
Weber State University

Utah College of Applied Technology
Bridgerland Applied Technology College
Davis Applied Technology College
Dixie Applied Technology College
Mountainland Applied Technology College
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
Southwest Applied Technology College
Tooele Applied Technology College
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College

Learn how to apply for a CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award. Career and Technical Education offers Pathways to YOUR future; get started!

And the Winner of the “CTE Moment” is … TIMPVIEW HIGH SCHOOL!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

ALTA HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVES RUNNER UP!

Taite HaynesAt 10:00 a.m. on February 23, Career and Technical Education students and staff in secondary schools across Utah were invited to capture a “CTE Moment.” The resulting photographs were submitted to CTE staff at the Utah State Office of Education in what – happily – became an onslaught of hundreds of photos depicting students engaged in CTE across the state.

Under the direction of Internship and Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Ann Decker, the number of photos submitted by Timpview High School was equal to about 16% of the student body, making Timpview the winner!  Ann Decker commented,   “This was an opportunity to showcase our CTE students achieving success in some impressive CTE programs, and turned out to be a lot of fun.” 

Carlie JacksonJanet Goble, Canyons District CTE Director encouraged every high school in her district to participate in the event, but Robyn Sleight really caught the competitive spirit. She organized the effort at Alta High School, helping them achieve first runner up.

Other schools that deserve special recognition and thanks for their support of the event include: Box Elder High School, Brighton High School, Canyons TEC, Cache County District, Hillcrest High School, Jordan High School, Logan High School, Lone Peak High School, Mountain High School, Mount Jordan Middle School, Murray High School, Southwest ATC, Spanish Fork High School, South Cache 8-9 Center, Timpanogos High School, Wasatch High School and West High School.

UtahCTE hopes to make this an annual event, and looks forward to having these schools’ help along with others across the state next year!

“CTE Moment” photos have been posted in an album on the UtahCTE Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/UtahCTE_photos ), will be compiled in a presentation to be posted to the UtahCTE YouTube channel, and will likely be used in various other UtahCTE publications/resources.

CTE Students: Write a blog for UtahCTE.org

Friday, March 4th, 2011

UtahCTE.org invites you to write a blog telling readers about your CTE experience. Tell us about a class project, a career fair you attended, a CTSO experience, a teacher who made a difference, why you choose a particular CTE Pathway, or how CTE is preparing you for life after high school.

Chosen blogs will appear on the home page of UtahCTE.org . A $10 Subway gift card will be given to each student whose blog is chosen. This invitation continues through the end of the school year.

Follow the steps below to submit your blog.

  1. Write a blog – maximum of 300 words
  2. Sign the CTE media release (If you’re under 18 years of age the media release will need to be signed by a parent or guardian). The media release is located here.
  3. Choose a photo of yourself to include in your blog. The photo should be:
    1. high-resolution (300 dpi)
    2. landscape
    3. jpg format
  4. Submit the blog, signed media release, and photo to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

We look forward to receiving your blog and reading about your experience in CTE.
The UtahCTE.org Team

CTE Moment

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The first annual ”CTE Moment” was a huge success. Thank you to the schools across the state who participated. We are currently counting the photos and will announce the winning school the week of February 28.

If you received an error message that our mailbox was full, the problem has been corrected. So, please resubmit your photos if your email bounced back.

On Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. UtahCTE.org asked teachers and students around the state to stop for a minute to take a picture of a CTE moment in their school. The photos we received illustrated the hands-on kind of learning that is happening in CTE classrooms at schools throughout Utah! We are in the process of creating a slideshow using the best photos to post on UtahCTE.org.

Here are the specifics of what happened in both jr highs and high schools on Wednesday, February 23:

  • At exactly 10:00 AM, an announcement was made (over the school-wide intercom, or by a teacher in the classroom), that it was time for the “Utah CTE Moment.” 
  • Everyone – staff and students – quickly found a “CTE-related” image and used their camera (even the one on their phone) to snap a photo. As a result, we received photos that illustrate fabulous “hands-on” CTE instruction, engaged students, projects that are in process or complete, etc.  
  • All the photos were emailed to UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov, under the subject line, “CTE Moment @ [name of ] School.” 
  • The Utah secondary school that sent in the most CTE Moment photos (as a percentage of the number of students enrolled at the school) within 24 hours was our winner. (At this time, the “winner” will simply get bragging rights, but we’re working on some “extras.”)

Thank you for partcipating!

Celebrate Groundhog Day the CTE Way!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Celebrate Groundhog Day the CTE Way!

Steven Shumway, a student in Tooele District, participated in a job shadow meeting Governor Herbert as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

Seventh grade students in Tooele District will have the opportunity to shadow workers in many different organizations in conjunction with National Groundhog Job Shadow Day.  District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director, Marianne Oborn, reports that job shadows represent just one part of Job Shadow Day. Eighth graders will spend half their day in “Reality Town,” where they experience various aspects of a career that is in line with their educational achievement. The other half of the day is spent exploring CTE course and Pathway options with teachers from the high school to which they’ll transition in 9th grade. The district enjoys the support of many local businesses – notably a strong partnership with local financial institutions – to make this day a huge success for everyone concerned.

A job shadow is just one example of the “Work-Based Learning (WBL)” experiences that are sponsored by Career and Technical Education in Utah.  WBL extends the walls of classroom learning to include the whole community. Students experience “real life” work situations, helping them understand how classroom learning will be applied in the world of work. Community partners gain a better feel for what is being taught in the schools and enjoy the opportunity to cultivate student interest in their industries.

Examples of other WBL opportunities include career fairs, internships, and guest speakers.  For additional information, visit www.UtahCTE.org, or to learn about work-based learning in your community, contact the CTE Director for your school district.