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CTE Information Technology; get started!

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Did you know that Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers six Information Technology (IT) Career Pathways to help students get started in a related job and/or education and training? By following one of the six IT Pathways students will become college and career ready. From Database Development and Administration and Technical Support (Information Support and Services Pathways), to Digital Media, Network Systems, Programming, and Web Development (Interactive Media Pathways), IT students prepare to apply the technical knowledge and skills they learn in order to pursue professional roles in diverse organizations.

Rebecca Lofley

Information Technology is the field of the future and is rapidly growing, with the demand for skilled individuals high. Read about Danielle Knapp’s experience as a Digital Media Student; Chelsea Richards’ success at combining her artistic talents with Web Development; and Rebecca Lofley’s journey to discover her inner “computer fanatic.”

Training and education beyond high school is important for success in a career in Information Technology. Whether students choose a one-year certificate, a two-year associate or technical degree, a four-year bachelor’s degree, or an advanced degree will depend on his or her career path.

Check out estimated employment demand and salaries for IT occupations in Utah here.

CTE offers Pathways to YOUR future; get started!

My CTE Experience

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

By Brady Earl
Student, Logan High School

I have been taking tech classes since sixth grade and all have been excellent, but my favorite tech class of all is Computer Programming. That class has really opened a lot of doors for me. I’ve already gained basic skills that would enable me to start a career in programming today if I wanted.

One reason I love my course in computer programming is that the class runs like a company; we aren’t “students,” we are employees. We have a specific task and a limited time to finish it – great preparation for people who go into programming. It is a very fast-paced class and helps us prepare for the real world. Technology is a good field to get into. Technology runs the world! If you don’t know anything about technology and how it works, well, get started and prepare to LEARN QUICKLY.