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The mission of Career and Technical Education is to provide all students a seamless education system through competency-based instruction.  The structured training each student receives gives him or her the tools needed to be successful in post high school employment and post secondary education including technical school and two and four year college.

CTE prepares students for the future by developing academic and technical skills in high demand, providing career exploration and work-based learning opportunities, and creating pathways leading to future education training or employment.

Utah CTE At-A-Glance

Canyons School District CTE At-A-Glance

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State funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) is based on the regular Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU), including incentives to provide CTE in all forty districts. Funding is used to pay for the added costs of instruction for CTE programs. This legislative funding is often referred to as “CTE Add-on.” In addition, local funding in the school districts is also used to support CTE programs.

CTE funding is also supplemented with Carl D. Perkins funding, a federal appropriation. The federal government is highly interested in CTE to prepare the workforce with the academic and technical skills to succeed in a global economy. The additional funding is used to develop new CTE programs and update existing programs for in-demand and emerging careers.

Midvale Journal - Dec 13, 2021

Read how Canyons District CTE students gain valuable feedback through the mock interview process.
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Canyons CTE in the News:

Midvale Journal - Dec 1, 2021

The Savage-Hillcrest Impact Network for Education is two-fold: to provide Hillcrest High students an educational pathway that will provide career training in the transportation, logistics and distribution fields while also providing support for their physical, mental and emotional needs.
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Midvale Journal - Sep 20, 2021

Read about how Canyons District CTE medical pathways program prepares the next generation of health science professionals.
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Sandy Journal - Sep 1, 2021

Read about Canyons District high school student, Tim Holt, who had the opportunity to attend the National Student Leadership Conference held at the American University in Washington, D.C. 

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Sandy Journal - Aug 9, 2021

Read about how Canyons District high school students participate in simulated scenarios  with professionals in CTEC’s Criminal Justice Program.
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College of Engineering, University of Utah, Facebook Post - Oct 26, 2020

Read about Canyons District high school students who had the opportunity to participate with the University of Utah College of Engineering Outreach Team in some interactive demonstrations and experiments. 
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Sandy Journal - Oct 12, 2020

Read about adjustments Canyons Technical Education Center’s cosmetology/barbering program has made to continue to offer safe, high-quality service to clients. 
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Sandy Journal - Sep 9, 2020

Read about Canyons District high school students who are excelling in their career studies.  These students’ aspirations in computing, robotics, and programming are earning them scholarships and prizes.
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District Contacts
Name Title Phone
Janet Goble Director 801-826-5510
Patricia Larkin District CTE Coordinator, Work-Based Learning Lead 801-826-5512
Linda Quinn Administrative Assistant 801-826-5511
Canyons Technical Education Center: 825 E. 9085 S., Sandy, UT 84094
Name Title Phone
Doug Hallenbeck  Principal 801-826-6601
Emalee Brown  CTE Coordinator, Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6621
Alison Sepulveda Secretary 801-826-6602
Carla Matagi Registrar 801-826-6610
Alta High CTE: 11055 S. Hawk Hwy., Sandy, UT 84094
Name Title Phone
Brandon Jacobson CTE Coordinator 801-826-5641
Samantha Auguilar Career Center Assistant 801-826-5777
Chelsey Neilson Career Center Assistant 801-826-5640
Janet Jefferson Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-5666
Brighton High CTE:  2220 E. Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Hts, UT  84121
Name Title Phone
Lisa Prudden CTE Coordinator 801-826-5841
Penny Staten Career Center Assistant 801-826-5843
Suzanne Neddo Career Center Assistant 801-826-5844
Eileen Kasteler Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-5842
Corner Canyon High CTE:  12943 S. 700 E., Draper, UT  84020
Name Title Phone
Ben Poulsen CTE Coordinator 801-826-6441
Becky Moore Career Center Assistant 801-826-6438
Chris Morgan Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6543
Hillcrest High CTE:  7350 S. 900 E., Midvale, UT  84047
Name Title Phone
Kevin Wood CTE Coordinator 801-826-6041
Marcee Quirk Career Center Assistant 801-826-6040
Cher Burbank Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6047
Jordan High CTE:  95 E. Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy, UT  84070
Name Title Phone
Karma Bateman CTE Coordinator, 801-826-6241
Melissa Colson Career Center Assistant 801-826-6240
Jill Jacobs Career Center Assistant 801-826-6240
Christy Bond Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6255

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