Paramedic students learn life-saving skills with Perkins buy

Last month, first-semester paramedic students worked toward their certifications, through dummy simulations of life-saving activities, using equipment purchased through the Carl D. Perkins grant administered through CTE. The equipment has also been used to teach provider agencies within Utah the valuable and often newest skills in pre-hospital care.  Read More >

STEM programs to expand in Utah

Orem Representative Val Peterson has one of two bills requesting enough money to expand STEM programs. In 2014, $10 million has been dedicated to STEM. And one request calls for more than $23 million this year.  Read More >

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2nd Annual T&C Women’s Open House a big success

For the second year in a row, Career and Technical Education partnered with the College of Technology and Computing, as well as the Women’s Success Center, in hosting the Women’s Open House. This year had nearly twice as many participants as the year before and according to event coordinators, was a huge success.  Read More >

CTE exposes programs to Latino students at summer retreat

This summer CTE partnered with Prospective Student Services on the annual Pa’Alante Retreat to give regional Latino students a hands-on interactive opportunity to see what was available to them in CTE.  Read More > 

UVU student construction crews restore Pioneer Home

Last month student construction crews began building a replica of the Bunnell Pioneer Home, a 120-year-old structure, which had been at the bustling center of campus since the late 60s – when the school was Utah Technical College.  Read More >

UVU CTE Director named Women in Tech Award finalist

The Utah Women Tech Council has announced Career and Technical Education Director Susan Thackeray as one of 15 finalists for the Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards. The program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation and are key contributors to the community. Read More >


UVU sets new record at State Skills Competition

Last month UVU set a new institutional record at State of Utah SkillsUSA by winning gold medals in 27 different contest categories. Now the gold medal winners will advance to the national competition in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-28.  Read More >


Utah CTE efforts noted nationally

Utah Career and Technical Education efforts have received national attention for a video that shows how CTE programs provide the edge students need to achieve satisfying careers.  Read More >


UVU student grabs top honors at Film Competition

For the fourth year in a row a Utah Valley University student has taken top honors in the Utah Film Commission's Spot On competition. This month, in front of over 200 film industry people, UVU student Andy Buys was named winner of the Campaign Award for his commercial promoting filming in Utah.  Read More >


UVU to cut ribbon on third Habitat For Humanity Home

This month Michelle Mariscal and her two young children officially got a new home. It's the third home built by students from Utah Valley University’s Construction Technologies Department for a needy Utah County family, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County.  Read More >


Miss UVU contestant aims to make female students aware of STEM opportunities

One Miss Utah Valley University contestant wants to make sure women are aware of opportunities available to them in non-traditional, science fields and aims to help female students understand that they can succeed just as much, if not more than male students in those areas.  Read More >


Orem man crafts old-school speed machines

Davenport specializes in building custom hot rods based on cars from the 1930s. At 28 years old, he is half the age of many of his peers in the hot rod industry, but his aptitude for shaping sheet metal and creating functional art has brought him business from all over the country.  Read More >


UVU initiative takes aim at recruiting girls in STEM fields

A new Utah Valley University initiative, aimed at recruiting women into areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), is inviting junior high and high school females to a three-day retreat, crafted to get girls excited and interested in non-traditional fields for women.  Read More >


UVU chef named Western Region Chef of the Year

Utah Valley University Todd Leonard, CEC, of Jordan, Utah, received the American Culinary Federation, Inc. Western Region Chef of the Year award last month at the 2011 ACF Western Regional Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Leonard, executive chef at Blue Lemon in American Fork, Utah, and an instructor at UVU in Orem, Utah, accepted the award during the regional awards gala May 2. Read More >


Study shows students need more career paths

The current U.S. education system is failing to prepare millions of young adults for successful careers by providing a one-size-fits-all approach, and it should take a cue from its European counterparts by offering greater emphasis on occupational instruction, a Harvard University study published today concludes.  Read More >


Obama to increase support with American Graduation Initiative.

President Obama announced an increased financial interest and support of certificates, two-year degrees and vocational training with the American Graduation Initiative.  Read More >


Locals find success at national work skills competition

Eighteen-year-old Scot Wilcox of Provo won the National SkillsUSA competition for technical drafting in Kansas City, Mo. in June. Wilcox competed against 45 other state champions in an eight hour drafting scenario to take first place.  Read More >


UVU Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) students participated last week in International Career Development Conference

UVU Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) students participated last week in the International Career Development Conference held in Anaheim April 22-25. The competition includes students from colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Read More >


UVU Culinary Arts Institute Student Team Wins Silver at Western Regional

Despite a severe cut to a team member during the final cooking stage, Utah Valley University’s Culinary Arts Institute hot food team won the silver medal for the second year in a row at the American Culinary Federation Student Team Regional Championship in Seattle earlier this month. Read More >


PBL Students Win for Second Year in a Row at State Leadership Conference

For the second year in a row, Utah Valley University’s Phi Beta Lambda won the traveling trophy for the most awards won with 47 and was named the Most Outstanding Chapter at the annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 3-4 in Ogden.  Read More >


Utah Dental Association Recognizes UVU Dental Hygiene Students' Third-Hand Smoke Research

A team of Utah Valley University dental hygiene students recently received first-place honors for their research and presentation on third-hand smoke at the annual Utah Dental Association convention in Salt Lake City.  Read More >