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Meet Lauren Yancey: Future Graphic Designer and Animator

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Lauren Yancey (IT)“From the time I was little, my biggest life goal has been to graduate from college. Almost everything I have worked for throughout my life has contributed to achieving this goal. From this same early age, I also knew I wanted to pursue a career in the arts.

“My career goal is to one day be able to do what I love, by creating artwork and animation that will improve the lives of others—whether in entertainment, education, or any other form. I believe that artwork has the power to change lives. However, I know that without a college education my goals would become dreams that would become exceedingly difficult to achieve.

“To reach my goal of becoming a graphic designer and animator, I will need to gain both an education and extensive experience in both of these fields. I have begun my experience and education by taking multiple CTE classes while still in high school, that will prepare me for the fields of graphic design and animation. The CTE classes have given me the preparation and foundation for college that I will need to stay one step ahead in order to succeed.”

Lauren Yancey, Hunter High School

Lauren Yancey - IT

UtahCTE.org congratulates Lauren on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award she received to Salt Lake Community College. Lauren was one of 102 students honored at the CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards banquet on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Results: 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Tooele_IT_IMG_0141On Wednesday, May 3, 2016, students from across the state gathered at Utah Valley University to display their digital artwork at the 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival. From photography to 3D graphics to 2D animation, students competed in this yearly competition/festival to showcase his or her best work, and to see projects from all around the state.

Congratulations to the following students who placed “Best of Show.”

Digital Photography
Alec Burnett, Northridge High School

Composite Photography
Alec Burnett, Northridge High School

Raster Graphics
Eliza Anderson, Granite Technical Institute

Vector Graphics
Jasmin Alfaro, Clearfield High School

2D Animation
Kenneth Volcanes, Clearfield High School

3D Graphics
Jessica Stratton, Box Elder High School

3D Animation
Cole Monson, Springville High School

Video
TJ Hollister, Nebo-Advanced Learning Center

Audio
Jason Hammer, Layton High School

Stop Motion Animation
Ben Baros, Canyons Technical Education Center

Web
Gavin Robinson and Grant Schmidt, Jordan Applied Technology Center

Game Design
Kaleb Lott, Nebo-Advanced Learning Center

T-Shirt and Poster
Zoe Tippetts, Corner Canyon High School

View the full list of winners.

Save the date for the 2017 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival to be held in May 2017. Watch for details at www.udmaf.org.

Save the Date: 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Box Elder_IT_IMG_0304On May 3, 2016, Utah students will compete in the 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival. From Web design to 3D graphics to 2D animation, the Utah Digital Media Arts Festival is a yearly competition/festival that gives Utah high school students the opportunity to showcase his or her best work. Students also have the opportunity to see projects from all around the state.

Who: Utah High School Students

What: 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival

Where: Utah Valley University

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

View the list of winners from last year’s competition.
T-Shirt and Poster
Raster Graphics
Photography
Vector Graphics
3D Graphics
2D Animation
Audio
3D Animation
Video
Stop Motion
3D Graphics
Game Design

Apply Now: Young Technology Scholar Scholarship Award

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Desert Hills_IT_IMG_4958Novell and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) are pleased to present the annual Young Technology Scholar (YTS) Scholarship Award. This award honors high school seniors who have demonstrated high-tech experience and leadership abilities in their schools and communities.

Who: Utah high school seniors who have taken, or are currently taking, the Novell CNA or SUSE LINUX Fundamental course, and two have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

What: Young Technology Scholar Scholarship

When: Winners are selected by the YTS Scholarship Committee, which consists of representatives from the Utah State Office of Education and Novell. Award recipients will be notified in May 2016.

How: To apply, students are required to submit the following with the application:
> YTS cover letter with student photo
> Two teacher recommendations
> Resume
> Academic transcript
> Essay of 1,000 words or less on the topic, “How a Novell certification will help me achieve my future goals.”
> Copy of your Novel Linux certification, or CompTIA Linux+ certification or score report if completed (A Novell Linux certification, or Linux+ certification is not required to apply for this scholarship, but proof of certification must be submitted to the USOE prior to receiving any scholarship monies if the applicant is selected.)
> Signed Media Release Form

Application Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

Awards: One grand-prize winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, while additional winners will receive scholarships up to $2,000.

Call for Entries: 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Tooele_IT_IMG_0141Utah high school students are invited to submit entries for the 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival. The Utah Digital Media Arts Festival is a yearly competition/festival that gives Utah high school students the opportunity to showcase his or her best work, and for students to see projects from all around the state. The entry deadline for submitting entries for the 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival is Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

 

Who: Utah High School Students

What: 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival

Where: Utah Valley University

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How: Schools can submit four entries in each category. Individual students can submit one entry in two categories.

Category Guidelines: Submit vector graphics, raster graphics, photography, animation—stop-motion, 2D animation—traditional or digital, audio, video, 3D graphics, 3D animation, Web design, and game design.

Entry Form: Contact the Digital Media Arts teacher at your school.

Entry Submission Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Fee: There is no fee to submit entries. However, there is a $12 fee to attend the 2016 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival.

Prizes: First place winners receive a one-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, along with a plaque, gift card, and a certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Zoe Tippets - Poster winner2016 Poster Contest Winners
Best of Show – Zoe Tippetts, Corner Canyon High School

Second Place – Stephany Alfaro, Clearfield High School

Third Place – Brady Hartog, Hillcrest High School

2016 T-Shirt Contest Winners
Best of Show – Zoe Tippetts, Corner Canyon High School

Second Place – Stephany Alfaro, Clearfield High School

Third Place – Brady Hartog, Hillcrest High School

CTE Gave Me the Opportunity to Do More

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Zachery ClausenFrom a very young age Zachery Clausen has been fascinated with technology. He would sit down to play a computer game and wonder how it worked. In high school he had the opportunity to participate in several Career and Technical Education (CTE) Information Technology Education classes, where he worked on computers. “I was given the opportunity to work and learn on the hardware I found so fascinating. I couldn’t believe how simple things were on the inside of something that could do so much. Being able to learn so much about computers has opened new opportunities in the technology field, to which I will be happy to do my best,” said Zachery.

Zachery is excited with the skills he has developed and how he is able to successfully troubleshoot and fix a problem with the hardware of a computer. “With the knowledge I have gained I am now able to troubleshoot different devices and to possibly fix them. I am able to install hardware and software on computers. I can now properly maintain a computer so that it is able to last longer with increased performance, before anything needs to be replaced. I have been able to save loads of money that would have been spent paying for replacement components. I thank the CTE program for giving me the opportunity to do more.”

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Network and IT Support is one of four Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Information Technology Education program area. To participate in the Network and IT Support Pathway talk to your school counselor.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.

Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success

Meet Brennon Spangler: Future Computer Programmer

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Brennon Spangler - photoBrennon Spangler has enjoyed success in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes he has taken during high school. Through study and practice he has found an industry he is passionate about. His goal is to become a computer programmer. With the skills Brennon has developed in CTE, along with his determination and drive, he is on the path to having a successful and satisfying career.

“I have always known that I wanted to go into something with computers. Through the CTE classes that I have taken in high school I have been able to narrow that down. I now know that I want to go into programming. Taking web/mobile app development at the Jordan Applied Technology Center (JATC) has helped me to know that this is the industry that I love. I have loved being able to do real world work with real clients. This has helped me to receive knowledge that will be extremely valuable in the world of work,” said Brennon.

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Programming and Software Development is one of four Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Information Technology Education program area. To participate in the Programming and Software Development Pathway talk to your school counselor.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.

Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success

State Partnership with Code.org

Friday, December 4th, 2015

CTEC_IT_IMG_0998The Utah STEM Action Center and the Utah State Office of Education has partnered with Code.org. This partnership will bring computer science to Utah K-12 students and increase participation in computer science courses by women and underrepresented students of color.

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to have access to computer science education. Code.org believes computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

“Our partnership with Code.org and the Utah STEM Action Center is another great example of how Utah is leveraging public-private partnerships to offer better educational opportunities for students,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith. “This partnership gives students a chance at a better, more prosperous future for themselves and a better, more prosperous future for Utah.”

During the week of December 7-13, 2015, join the tens of millions of students across the world to participate in the Hour of Code event. No experience is needed! Learn more HERE.

 

The Hour of Code Is Coming

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Plan now to participate in the third annual Hour of Code event December 7-13, 2015. From elementary school children to high school students to working professionals, millions of people across the world will learn how to code during the event. So, plan now to organize an Hour of Code event at your school, at your workplace, or in your community.

“From phones to cars to medicine, technology touches every part of our lives.
If you can create technology, you can change the world,”
says Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube.

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Participate at your school. Participate at your workplace. Participate in your community.

Volunteer to teach.

Continue to learn how technology works and how to create software applications by continuing to code after the Hour of Code event. Continue your journey HERE.

CTE Classes Have Made a Huge Impact on My Life

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Michael Brannen - photoBy Michael Brannen, a graduate of Herriman High School

CTE classes have made a huge impact on my life decisions and future goals. I first started taking a basic Web design class because I love computers, and decided I would take any class that would let me be near them. Well, it turned out that I loved Web design so much, I went on the next year and took the Web development class at the Jordan Applied Technology Center. Now because of my little decision to take a CTE course around computers, I know that I will move on to a computer science degree and pursue a career in Web development. The difference in a CTE course, like the one I took, is that I got to take on my own clients and build my own products. Throughout the year, not only did I learn all sorts of Web development skills, but I gained general professional skills that I can use to get a job with certifications to prove it.