High school students explore CTE at Snow College

More than 100 students from 13 central Utah regional high schools visited the Snow College Richfield campus Feb. 8. The group included 130 seniors who have completed or are completing 24 different high school pathways.

They were invited to Snow College to visit technology programs available at the college and received a $500 scholarship for the program of their choice.

Seniors from the regional high schools were able to meet college faculty, visit labs, meet with industry partners, and participate in hands-on activities in multiple program areas.

Students were awarded a $500 scholarship to be applied to the Snow Technical Education program of their choice. Snow College provided more than $73,000 in scholarship funding for

students interested in these technical education programs.

More than 150 seniors registered and 130 were able to participate in the on-campus event. Participants Delta, North Sanpete, Gunnison, Manti, Millard, Piute, North Sevier, Richfield, South Sevier, and Wayne high schools participated.

Programs of focus from Snow College included agricultural technology, automotive technology, composites, construction technology and management, diesel technology, industrial mechanics, machine tool technology, welding technology, network computer information systems, cybersecurity, business digital marketing, certified nursing assistant and medical assisting.

Each program area has been identified as a growing industry in the Central Utah region. These technical education programs now offer lower tuition rates, college credit and short-term certificates.

Industry representatives from Sunroc, Wolverine Fuels, Jensen Air & Refrigeration and Associated General Contractors of Utah met with students.

In partnership and support of the Pathway Completer day, Sunrock provided an additional $500

scholarship to Diesel Mechanics Pathway. The winner was Tanner Troseth from South Sevier.

South Sevier was represented by 33 students, with a total of $16,500 awarded. Eighteen Richfield students will receive $9,000 in scholarship funds. North Sevier and Piute each brought 13 students ($6,500 each), and five Wayne students participated ($2,500).

Compared to the $73,000 in scholarship awards this year, the program distributed $40,000 a year ago.