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Welcome to the Skilled & Technical Sciences Summer Conference! Please remember that classes below are subject to change. All classes are on a first come first serve basis and selecting a class for your schedule does not guarantee a seat will be reserved for you in that class. 
All sessions 8:30-noon on the 13th, will be held at the BATC North Campus in Logan.  From 1:00pm June 13th - 4:05pm June 15th, sessions will be held per program area. For Cosmetology, Graphics, Commercial Art, Commercial Photo and TV Broadcasting, please see schedule for specific venue and room number. 

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Tuesday, June 13 • 8:30am - 9:50am
Opening Session - Welcome and keynote speakers Verne Larsen and Ben Hart

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Welcome - Dave Milliken

Welcome - BATC

Verne Larsen - Utah State Divison of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Youth are exposed to a variety of negative behaviors in the world in which they live. These negative influences can chip away at the resilient shell of youth. This presentation will focus on how adults can be part of the prevention system in helping youth develop positive assets as they journey their river of life.

Ben Hart - Govenor's Office of Economic Development
In his State of the State address in January, Gov. Herbert announced Talent Ready Utah to help fill 40,000 new high-skill, high-paying jobs over the next four years. Industry leaders in aerospace manufacturing, diesel tech and life science have led the way in creating innovative work-based learning programs that connect high school students with education pathways to good, high-paying jobs - Utah's Pathways programs. Learn how Talent Ready Utah is building on this momentum and explore opportunities for your CTE program.


Ben Hart

Governor's Office of Economic Development
Benjamin Hart is the deputy director of the Govenor's Office of Economic Development (GOED). He currently oversees corporate recruitment and incentives, international diplomacy, and various other programs designed to help expand Utah's economy. Hart helped develop programs such a... Read More →

Verne Larsen

Verne recently left the Utah State Board of Education after 25  years as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator. He is now employed by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse Mental Health as a Regional Director over Prevention Services. He is a graduate of Utah State Univ... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 8:30am - 9:50am