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Our Mission:

Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS) Education will prepare you for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in skilled trades and other technical occupations, as well as promoting quality programs based on recognized industry standards through:

  • Technical instruction in the classroom.
  • Experiential education.
  • Work-Based Learning opportunities.
  • Leadership and personal development by participating in leadership organizations.

Skilled & Technical Sciences Pathways

Below are the twenty-one Career Pathways in Skilled & Technical Sciences Education:

Pathway Video

Career Chart

Career Chart and Key - The full list of occupations included in the Career Chart was defined by the Utah Department of Workforce Services and represents a large majority of the workers in Utah. Occupations were then organized into eight sections to suggest the Area of Study most related to preparing for those occupations.


Student Leadership Organization

SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled and Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experience for you in many areas including citizenship and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

You Will Learn
  • Leadership and employability skills
  • Time management
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving skills
SkillsUSA - www.skillsusa.org

Career Preparation

Each program in STS is a sequence of courses that will prepare you to apply technical knowledge and skills necessary to enter your chosen field of study and increase your earning potential while still in high school.

After high school, it is critical that you build on what you have already learned and obtain additional training, a certificate, or a degree at a post-secondary institution.


CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards

CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards provide applicants with more than a 50 percent chance of receiving approximately $1,700 in tuition awards this year and possibly even more the next. Would you spend four hours compiling a portfolio to receive $1,700? That's the reality of students applying for the over 110 CTE scholarships and tuition awards.


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