Career and Technical Education

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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.

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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.

City Journals- August 2, 2022

Canyons District CTE Coordinator, Patti Larkin, said that career days gives parents and the community a chance to play an essential role in children’s education.

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City Journals- August 3, 2022

Shortly before summer break, area employers staffed booths hoping to interest Canyons Technical Education Center students for a job or internship.

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City Journals- August 3, 2022

Canyons District CTE students were able to talk to employers and recruiters at the Hillcrest job fair.  Cher Burbank, Hillcrest’s work-based learning facilitator said that “we give our students lots of opportunities to look into possible careers.”

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City Journals- August 2, 2022

Throughout Canyons School District, CTE high school students had the opportunity to job shadow professionals in several fields before summer hit, allowing them to learn more about the careers during the summer months, possibly find an internship or take a summer class.

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City Journals- August 3, 2022

Read how Hillcrest CTE Careers Club students help their peers connect with career opportunities. 

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City Journals- May 29, 2022

Canyons District CTE students were crowned state champions, placing 37 of the 42 students who competed at state in the top 10.

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City Journals- May 29, 2022

Canyons District CTE students get ready to compete at the National DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, which prepares emerging high school and college leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

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City Journals- May 29, 2022

Canyons District CTE students snagged top-10 honors at the Future Business Leaders of America state conference.

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City Journals- May 2, 2022

Canyons School District CTE students use their cybersecurity skills and knowledge to compete in the National Cyber League challenge.
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Career and Technical Education Department: 825 E. 9085 S., Bldg. 2, Sandy, UT 84094

Name Title Phone
janet goble Janet Goble Director of Career and Technical Education 801-826-5510
Patricia Larkin Patricia Larkin District CTE Coordinator 801-826-5512
Linda Quinn Linda Quinn Admin Assistant 801-826-5511

Canyons Technical Education Center: 825 E. 9085 S., Bldg. 1, Sandy, UT 84094

Name Title Phone
Doug Hallenbeck Principal 801-826-6601
Emalee Brown Emalee Brown CTE Coordinator, Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6621
Alison S Alison Sepulveda Secretary 801-826-6602
Carla Matagi Carla Matagi Registrar 801-826-6610

Alta High CTE: 11055 S. Hawk Hwy., Sandy, UT 84094

Name Title Phone
Brandon Jacobson Brandon Jacobson CTE Coordinator 801-826-5641
Samantha Aguilar Career Center Assistant 801-826-5777
Chelsey Neilson Chelsey Neilsen Career Center Assistant 801-826-5640
Janet Jefferson 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 Lisa Prudden CTE Coordinator 801-826-5841
Penny Staten Penny Staten Career Center Assistant 801-826-5843
Suzanne Neddo Suzanne Neddo Career Center Assistant 801-826-5844
Eileen Kasteler 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 Ben Poulsen CTE Coordinator 801-826-6441
Becky Moore Becky Moore Career Center Assistant 801-826-6438
Brandy Burnett Brandy Burnett Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6543

Hillcrest High CTE: 7350 S. 900 E., Midvale, UT 84047

Name Title Phone
Kevin Wood Kevin Wood CTE Coordinator 801-826-6041
Marcee Quirk Marcee Quirk Career Center Assistant 801-826-6040
Cher Burbank Cher Burbank Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6047

Jordan High CTE: 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy, UT 84070

Name Title Phone
Heather Starley Heather Starley CTE Coordinator 801-826-6241
Melissa Colson Melissa Colson Career Center Assistant 801-826-6240
Jill Jacobs Jill Jacobs Career Center Assistant 801-826-6240
Jennifer Boyd Work-Based Learning Facilitator 801-826-6255

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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