The Mountainland Region in Utah is a geographic area that encompasses Summit, Utah, and Wasatch counties. This region is a dynamic intersection of community, education, and industry working together for a better Utah.


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Education serves as a catalyst for this region and plays a pivotal role in driving progress. Schools, colleges, and vocational programs within the Mountainland Region equip students with essential knowledge and skills. Educational programs provide a sound and solid foundation for all careers and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, bridge the gap between academics and real-world expertise. These programs empower students to pursue high-wage, high-skill career pathways, addressing the critical need for skilled employees in all industries.

Timeline of Evolution of MTECH and UVU Relationship

1941: Central Utah Vocational School is founded

1989: Mountainland Applied Technology Center founded as a part of Utah Valley Community College

2002: Mountainland Applied Technology Center splits from UVU and becomes a separate trade school

2008: Status granted as Utah Valley University

2016: The first articulation agreements between MTech and UVU are signed

2019: UVU and MTech create articulations for culinary arts, nursing, automotive, and web development

2023: MTech LPN graduates are officially guaranteed spots in UVU nursing programs

2023: UVU and MTech create articulations for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and welding apprenticeships

2024: UVU partners with Rocky Mountain University to create a pathway for Occupational Therapists

Educational Pathways

Career Introduction

Career introduction sessions can take place in schools, colleges, or community events. They aim to inspire students by highlighting success stories, emphasizing the importance of passion, and encouraging exploration. Whether through guest speakers, workshops, or interactive sessions, career introduction ignites curiosity and help students envision their future paths.

By combining career introductions with educational pathways, we empower students to chart their course, chase dreams, and create impactful careers!


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Secondary (High School)

Secondary institutions, commonly known as high schools, play a pivotal role in shaping students’ futures. These institutions provide a bridge between foundational education and specialized career preparation. Here, students not only acquire essential academic knowledge but also develop critical life skills, social awareness, and a sense of identity. High schools serve as incubators for curiosity, creativity, and exploration, laying the groundwork for future endeavors.

Mountainland Region Public High Schools

Mountainland Region Charter High Schools

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Post-Secondary institutions serve as the next chapter in a student’s educational journey after high school. Whether it is a university, community college, vocational school, or trade institute, post-secondary education opens doors to specialized knowledge, skill development, and career advancement. Here, students immerse themselves in fields they are enthusiastic about, gaining expertise that prepares them for the professional world.

Mountainland Technical College

Utah Valley University

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Industry plays a crucial role in shaping educational and career pathways. Industry partners collaborate with educational institutions to ensure that career pathways align with the specific needs of local industries. By understanding industry trends and demands, educational programs are tailored to equip students with relevant skills and knowledge. Through industry engagement students are supported in the development of work-ready skills, and gain practical experience through internships, apprenticeships, and cooperative education programs.


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