May 25, 2011
UtahFutures offers scores of new career and college prep tools
SALT LAKE CITY – When preparing for college you could spend $62 on test prep books for the SAT and ACT, $20 on a college guide book and $5 on a 12-pack of soda, or you could just relax and drink that soda while logging onto UtahFutures.org to receive college and career readiness information for free.
UtahFutures has free access to more than 800 skill-building practice tests, eBooks and college and career prep tests and can even give financial aid advice on how to pay for school. These testing and prep resources nearly quadruple those previously available thanks to a new partnership between UtahFutures and Learning Express Library.
The Learning Express Library now available on UtahFutures.org is a comprehensive, online database of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic and licensing tests. It provides options for improving skills and passing key benchmark tests. Learning Express can be located by setting up a portfolio and navigating to academic tests. A single sign on feature links UtahFutures users directly to the Learning Express Library.
Learning centers are available for elementary through college and graduate students. Customers can improve their math and reading skills, learn computer software programs, prepare for college and graduate degree programs and more.
Many states have education and career planning tools, but UtahFutures has the largest partnership of education and workforce planning agencies of any state in the country. The partnership will have long-term benefits for Utah students and adults as UtahFutures becomes Utah’s ubiquitous tool for education and career planning and portfolios.
About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website at http://www.higheredutah.org.
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