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 62 Career Pathways within eight areas of study. A complete list of these pathways can be found in the Resources section of this website.
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.
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.
Schools use Pathways to organize to meet the demands of post-secondary education and the expectations of employers.
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.
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