Occupational Goal: Graphic Design Teacher
“I became aware of and interested in the field of graphic design during my junior year when I decided to enroll in a graphic design course at my school. The decision to take a graphic design course has made a huge impact on my life. This decision has given me direction and has clarified my goals and aspirations with regards to my education and my career choice in the graphic design industry.
“I am currently a member of SkillsUSA and recently competed at the regional competition for graphic design screen printing. I did well at that competition and was nominated to move on and compete at the state level. My involvement with SkillsUSA and the Kearns High School Yearbook Staff really made my senior year a memorable one; one that has been rewarding and exciting.
“My career goals are many. I would like to work in the field of graphic design and be an innovator and promoter of the industry. The promotion that I would like to do would be in the classroom. I would like to teach students at the high school level and get them excited about the opportunities and possibilities in the field of graphic design.
“The CTE courses I have taken in high school have prepared me for this path. My teachers, courses, and high school activities have introduced me to a field of study that I absolutely love and enjoy. It is also an area that I excel in. The courses I have taken have taught me that it will take hard work and dedication, along with the ability to change and keep up with the rapid expansion of technology, in order to be successful.
“I am excited for this next phase of my life and the opportunities that lie before me. I am grateful for organizations such as CTE, SkillsUSA, and for the programs and teachers at my high school, which have given me some direction and a foundation to continue on the pathway that I am on. Many people have told me to find something I enjoy and to pursue that dream. I believe I have found that something and that I am on the right path to achieving my dreams.” —Zach McArthur, Kearns High School
UtahCTE.org congratulates Zach on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award he received to Salt Lake Community College. Zach 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: Zach McArthur
Right: Jared Haines, Vice President, Utah College of Applied Technology