Career and Technical Information

What Are Career Pathways?

In Utah, our challenge is to provide opportunities for every student to succeed in the 21st century workplace.  Providing these opportunities requires that programs keep pace with a rapidly changing business and economic environment.  Our high school students must have a strong academic education; obtain career and technical education skills, and be prepared to transition to some post-high education.

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-high programs culminating in certificates.

At Logan High School, CTE Pathways, within seven areas of study, are rigorous programs of study to assure strong academic and technical preparation providing students with critical learning and hands-on skills.  Students who focus on a Pathway acquire the skills necessary for entry to well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction.

What are the Goals of Pathways?

The goals of the High School to College and Career Pathways initiative are:

  • Maximize opportunities for students
  • Increase student awareness of careers, education and training
  • Strengthen the planning process using a College and Career Readiness Plan (PCCR)/Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP)
  • Ease student transitions between High School and Post-High education and training through: 

o   Concurrent enrollment

o   Articulation agreements

o   Skill assessment recognition

o   Comprehensive guidance

o   Regional and state planning

  • Align training with employer needs
  • Provide strong academic skills and real world problem solving skills

 

For more information on how CTE Pathways can work for you, visit the Career Center or http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/pathways/Parent-Student-Information.aspx