Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) and Utah State University-Uintah Basin (USU) are pleased to announce their Career Ready initiative as part of Governor Gary Herbert’s Year of Technical Education. UBTech and USU-Uintah Basin will cohost Career Education Summits throughout the Uintah Basin during October to inform residents about the local career education opportunities available.
The events will be held October 3rd at Duchesne High School, October 4th at UBTech’s Roosevelt campus, and October 10th at UBTech’s Vernal campus. All events kickoff at 6 p.m. Educational partners will be in attendance providing information on CTE pathways for secondary students and parents. Industry leaders and employers will touch on the need for education in the workforce. Booths will provide attendees information about local educational opportunities while a group of panelists will address questions about the best educational paths based on circumstances.
UBTech is one of eight colleges comprising Utah System of Technical Colleges. They offer short-term competency-based training targeted at technical skills. UBTech offers over 25 programs for adult and secondary students with continued career learning through occupational upgrade training.
USU-Uintah Basin is USU’s flagship regional campus, offering over 40 degrees and programs. Offerings include accredited associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctorate degree from the second highest-ranked public university in the nation with lowest tuition in “America’s Best Value Colleges” (Forbes, “America’s Best Value Colleges,” May 2017).
UBTech and USU currently offers Career Ready programs including nursing and stackable degrees. Students can earn their practical nursing certificate at UBTech then apply their certificate towards an associate of applied science in nursing at USU. After completing a certificate at UBTech in select areas, that coursework can be applied toward an associate of applied science in general technology at USU. Both programs prepare students for in-demand careers that contribute to local workforce needs.