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Wanted: Skilled Workers!

Did you see the story about Career and Technical Education (CTE) on the CBS Evening News? Reporter Elaine Quijano visited with John McGlade, president and CEO of Air Products and last year’s SkillsUSA CEO Champion of the Year, about the role of career and technical education in preparing students to enter the world of work. John was selected because of his company’s commitment to SkillsUSA. This opportunity gave John a chance to share his passion and support for CTE and talk about the need for skilled workers. Watch the full CBS Evening News story here.

Nationwide, there is a great demand for skilled workers. “There is going to be more and more of those skilled jobs that are available, that are going to be paying and provide a sustaining career for years and years to come,” McGlade said.

Utah students can obtain the skills that are in demand, by so many industries, through participation in Career and Technical Education. SkillsUSA is the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Skilled and Technical Sciences. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. By following a CTE Pathway students can obtain industry certification and college credit while in high school.

“All the CTE courses I took in high school have prepared me to be a strategic thinker and hands-on  learner. CTE has prepared me to go straight from high school in to the welding industry.”

—Shyann Young
Graduate, Fremont High School



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