Career and Technical Education (CTE) will open up the doors to what ever your dream is for the future. Through CTE you can explore career opportunities that will prepare you for the 21st Century. Hundreds of career options await you. To get started, check out Utah’s CTE Website.
In the world that we live in today, education is no longer a luxury but a necessity.Completing a certificate or a degree at one of Utah’s colleges or universities will help ensure a productive and fulfilling future.Workers with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $56,788 in 2006; those with a high school diploma earned $31,071.
Completing some level of postsecondary education becomes more important each year. Over a life-time, a college degree is generally worth almost a million dollars. That’s money that can be used for saving, for fun, for whatever. The financial benefits of a college education are significant, and they’re very real.
A college education also gives you a broad base of knowledge on which to build. It teaches you to solve more of life’s problems. It gives you future reference points for discussing art, entertainment, politics, and history.< ><–>
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with a seamless education system, from public education to postsecondary education, through competency-based instruction, culminating in essential life skills, certified occupational skills, and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development...
Here's a compilation of some recent articles that provide information on the role CTE plays, as well as benefits and impact on society.
Community College Contributions
A policy brief prepared by the American Association of Community Colleges provides a framework and supporting data that details a number of public and private benefits...
Investing in career and technical education yields big returns. For example, in Salt Lake City, for every dollar put into CTE programs at Salt Lake Community College there will be a return of $4.30 to the community. Wisconsins technical colleges return a public benefit of $10.65 for every $1 invested...
Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland recently highlighted UVU's Culinary Arts program, one of UVU's well-recognized CTE programs. Click the link below to view a short video that describes the...
A new report from the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute and the Georgetown University Center on Economics and the Workforce suggested there are 29 million jobs that pay middle-class wages...
A recent study conducted by Completion by Design, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success Strategy, reported on opinions of former and current community college students...