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Students to Attend Utah Career Days

On April 28-29, 2014 Utah middle/junior high and high school students will have the opportunity to participate in the Utah Career Days event at the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, Utah. This two day event will promote career opportunities for Utah’s youth through hands-on exposure to diverse and exciting careers in the energy, manufacturing, construction, automotive, and engineering industries. Students will discover the technical skills required to be successful in a specific occupation, learn about careers, and find out how to train for a job. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hand-on experiences such as using a backhoe, operating a cement mixer, changing a tire on a Larry Miller race car, and learn the engineering skills required to build a bridge. New this year are hands-on activities highlighting careers in health science, cosmetology/barbering, and culinary arts.

Last year approximately 3,500 middle/junior high and high school students attended the Utah Career Days event. “I thought it was well organized and the students were very engaged the whole time. They love the hands-on experience and thought it was so cool to operate the big machinery,” says Lisa Crandall, CTE Intro teacher at American Leadership Academy.

This year approximately 4,200 students are registered for Utah Career Days.

Who: Utah middle/junior high and high school students

What: Utah Career Days

When: April 28-29, 2014

Where: Davis Applied Technology College, UT

Why: Discover, learn, and prepare for jobs of the future.

Questions: Contact Sherry Marchant – sherry.marchant@schools.utah.gov

One Response to “Students to Attend Utah Career Days”

  1. William Winston Says:

    My name is William Winston and I am the Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention and Follow Up at Manual Career & Technical Center located in Kansas City, Missouri. My duties include Career Tech. recruitment, graduation follow-up and to provide career development/post-secondary opportunities for 11th and 12th graders. During the month of October at Manual, we dedicate our efforts to keep students career focused with activities such as career mentors, field trips to businesses/colleges and applying for available scholarships, apprenticeships and internships. I enjoyed looking at your website and the activities that you have for students in CTE.

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