High School Students to Participate in Utah IT Challenge
During April high school students throughout Utah will compete in the annual Utah IT Challenge. The event is held in partnership with the Microsoft IT Academy, a national program that provides industry-leading technology skills. Utah’s IT Challenge includes Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications. Students who participate in the Utah IT Challenge further develop skills in industry-leading technology that will jump-start his/her future career in the IT industry.
Challenges will be held:
April 14, 2014
Salt Lake Metro Area –– Granite Technical Institute (GTI) – Salt Lake City, UT
April 16, 2014
Northern Utah Area –– Layton High School – Layton, UT
April 17, 2014
Southern Utah Area –– Desert Hills High School – St. George, UT
April 21-22, 2014
Utah County Area –– Nebo Advanced Learning Center – Springville, UT
Utah is known as a technology hotspot and is #1 in IT employment growth. According to the Utah Technology Council, there are approximately 7,000 technology companies in Utah, 5,000 in IT. Students who participate in the CTE Information Technology Education Pathways learn and develop IT skills to prepare to advance successfully into the Information Technology industry.