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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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Name Title Email Phone
Janet Goble Director of Career and Technical Education 801-826-5510
Samantha Aguilar Support Assistant 801-826-5777
Melissa Colson Instructional Assistant 2
Jill Jacobs Instructional Assistant 2
Brandon Jacobson Assistant Principal 801-826-5612
Patricia Larkin District CTE Coordinator 801-826-5512
Carla Matagi Admin Assistant 801-826-6610
Becky Moore Instructional Assistant 2 801-826-6438
Chelsey Neilson Support Assistant
Linda Quinn Admin Assistant 801-826-5511
Marcee Quirk Instructional Assistant 2 801-826-6040
Alison Sepulveda Admin Assistant 801-826-6602


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 - June 2, 2023

Read how Hillcrest High School made its presence known at the state FBLA competition as nine students won state titles, one as a double winner and another as a triple state champion.

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City Journals - June 6, 2023

Read how twelve Alta High students recently returned from Orlando where they met up with about 20,000 students, teachers and professionals at the International Career Development Conference to demonstrate their career knowledge and leadership skills through their DECA presentations and competitive events.

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City Journals - June 6, 2023

Read how Jordan High students demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities, research the topic, and develop and implement a project to advocate for positive change.

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City Journals - June 6, 2023

Read how Canyons School Districts’ five comprehensive high schools and Canyons Technical Education Center, help students check out  jobs and further educational opportunities at each school’s job fair, held in April and May before the end of the school year.

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City Journals - June 6, 2023

FCCLA chapters prepares members for careers through its four career pathways: human services, hospitality and tourism, education and training, and visual arts and design.  Read how five Alta High students captured silver and gold medals. 

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City Journals - June 6, 2023

Since 1993 at Jordan High, the school store has fondly been known as The Spot, which has recently received international acclaim, its second time in six years.

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City Journals - June 2, 2023

Read how Hillcrest High had 60 students competed at the  state HOSA contest in more than 60 different events that tested their ability in teamwork, health science knowledge, presentation skills, reading comprehension and practical skills.

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Career and Technical Education Department: 825 E. 9085 S., Bldg. 2, Sandy, UT 84094

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

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

Brighton High CTE: 2220 E. Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Hts, UT 84121

Corner Canyon High CTE: 12943 S. 700 E., Draper, UT 84020

Diamond Ridge CTE: 9800 S 800 E., Sandy, UT 84094

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

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

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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