Pathways

What Are Career Pathways?

The high school to College and Career Pathways initiative helps match education and workplace needs through partnerships with post-secondary institutions, the school districts, business, and industry. Pathways identify and group courses within Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas of study that offer students depth of knowledge and skill, linked with specific post-secondary programs culminating in degrees or certificates.

In Utah, there are 56 Career Pathways within 15 career clusters. A complete list of these pathways can be found in the resources listed at the top of this page.

Students use Pathways to investigate a wide range of career choices. Pathways make it easier for students to understand the relevance of required courses and select elective courses more wisely.

What Are The Benefits of Career Pathways?

Students use Pathways to investigate a wide range of career choices. Pathways make it easier for students to understand the relevance of required courses and select elective courses more wisely. Pathways also help students prepare for post-secondary education and training opportunities. Many pathways link with stackable degree programs being offered at many of Utah’s higher education institutions. In addition, students who complete a career pathway will have developed relevant, career-specific, and employable skills.

Each Uintah school district student who completes a career pathway upon graduation from high school will be awarded a Pathway Certificate of Completion from the Utah State Board of Education and a graduation cord. Students will also be recognized for having completed a pathway at the Uintah High School Senior Awards Night held in May of each school year.

Employers partner with schools to contribute to the development of high academic standards that help students prepare for work and help workers keep their skills up to date. Employers gain workers who are prepared to learn new skills, adjust to technological change, and advance their careers.

Parents learn what academic and technical courses their children need for college and a variety of career fields. Pathways and the high standards that go with them reassure parents that their children will be fully prepared for college and the workplace.

Teachers use Pathways to promote programs, increase student participation, and encourage students to persist in training beyond high school.

Employers partner with schools to contribute to the development of high academic standards that help students prepare for work and help workers keep their skills up to date. Employers gain workers who are prepared to learn new skills, adjust to technological change, and advance their careers.

 

Uintah School District CTE Pathways

Utah CTE Career Pathways

State 56 Career Pathways


Brandon Aycock
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