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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides all students access to high-quality, rigorous career-focused programs that result in attainment of credentials with labor market value. PCSD has had great success with this program and shown below are the statistics from the CTE program in the 2016-2017 school year.

  • 4,572 Students enrolled in CTE courses
  • 91.8 percent graduation rate for students who are CTE concentrators, compared to PCSD’s graduation rate of 77 percent
  • 58 percent of students concentrated in a CTE Career Pathway. A concentrator is a student who has completed 1.5 credits in a single CTE program of study.
  • 24 percent of students completed a CTE Career Pathway. A completer is a student who has completed 3.0 credits in a single CTE program of study.
  • 54.7 percent of students who concentrated in a CTE Pathway placed in postsecondary education, advanced training, military service or employment. (October 1-December 31)
  • 2,400 CTE Skill Certificates awarded. Students’ knowledge and performance is demonstrated as part of the Skill Certificate process.
  • 2 students received an annual CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award to a Utah public college or university.
  • Statewide, 243 high school seniors applied for a CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award, with 109 applicants receiving a college scholarship. Scholarships are up to one year’s tuition.
  • 60 percent of new jobs will require more than a high school diploma by the year 2020.
  • College means additional training beyond high school to obtain a one-year certificate, a two-year associate or technical degree, a four-year bachelor’s degree, or more (a graduate or professional degree).
  • Students completing a CTE Career Pathway are recognized by the state of Utah and their high school by receiving a CTE Secondary Pathway Completer Recognition Award.
  • CTE Career Pathways with the highest completer rates: protective services, design technology, early childhood education, automotive service technician, therapeutic rehabilitation/exercise, cabinetmaking/millwork, welding and electronics.
  • 47 students completed a Work-Based Learning CTE Internship. WBL provides opportunities for students to learn a variety of skills through rigorous academic preparation with hands-on career development experiences.
  • 623 students are members of a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
  • Students who participate in school organizations in 10th grade have higher grade point averages and are more likely to be enrolled in college at 21 years of age than other students (
  • The top five earned industry certifications include Auto Brakes, ProStart National Certifications, Auto Electrical/Electronics, Auto Engine Performance and ProStart 1.
  • Industry-based certifications are awarded through validation of skills in cooperation with a business, trade association or other industry group.
  • 131 industry-recognized certifications earned through the Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport partnership.
  • Industry certifications are recommended for anyone looking to improve their earning power, efficiency with their work and/or becoming more confident in their area of employment or schooling.

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