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College and Career Planning

Frequently Asked Questions

UtahFutures.org is Utah's career information system for students, job seekers, employment service providers, educational institutions and more. UtahFutures features cutting-edge career planning tools, leading labor market information, job search success skills, education and training options, and direct links to Utah employers and current employment opportunities.

Users must validate their e-mail address to activate the ability to change or reset their password. Follow instructions on Validating Your E-mail Address Tutorial for help completing this process.

UtahFutures is provided free of charge to all Utah residents. UtahFutures sponsors include: Utah Education Network; Utah Department of Workforce Services; Utah State Board of Education; Utah System of Higher Education; Utah College of Applied Technology; Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority; Utah State Office of Rehabilitation; Utah's GEAR UP State Grant; and Utah Department of Heritage & Arts - Utah State Library Division.

Protecting the privacy of our user information is our priority. UtahFutures meets or exceeds current industry standards for protecting online user account information. For example, all accounts use secured salted password hashing and browser sessions are secure using secured socket layer (SSL), multiple firewalls installed to protect application and database servers, and encrypting the database databases themselves.

As with most password protected sites, if users forget their password they'll be able to reset it immediately. Only users will be able to reset their passwords, and this is only available after users have verified their account e-mail address.

UtahFutures.org is a state consortium of partners that include the Utah State Board of Education, Utah System of Higher Education, Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority, Utah State Library, Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, Utah Education Network, Utah College of Applied Technology, Utah Department of Workforce Services, and Utah's GEARUP State Grant.

The partners work together to provide a collaborative education and career exploration experience. Our goal is to:

  • Assist Utah residents in making informed decisions about education, career opportunities, financial aid options, training and employment;
  • Identify and fill gaps in state resources, including the addition of an education and employment electronic portfolio tool;
  • Integrate existing resources from different agencies into a single online planning application;
  • Maximize the impact of financial investments in information technology by the Alliance members;
  • Coordinate efforts to deploy information technology within the State of Utah for purposes of providing career exploration and post-secondary education.

Learning more about yourself is a vital step in planning your education and career path. Assessments help you learn what your interests are, what skills and work values are important to you and what kind of lifestyle you will be able to afford. Completing assessments about yourself will help you connect to occupations that may interest you.

Career development is a lifelong activity. Truthfully, the job you are in today could be gone tomorrow or you might wake up one day and discover that you are in the wrong occupation. Planning and preparation are keys to a successful career and UtahFutures.org can help you plan your career goals no matter what stage of your life you are in. Once you have found a path you are interested in you can link directly to job openings in Utah.

Either the entered username and/or password is not valid. Recovering this information is a self-service function. This is done by selecting the “Forgot Password” on the Login screen.

All devices must have Internet access to use UtahFutures.org. Website response time will depend on the Internet Service Provider (ISP) speed. (10Mbps, 20Mbps or higher, 3G, 4G, 4GLTE, etc.)

UtahFutures.org is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9.0 or higher), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Amazon Silk, Android Browser, and Opera.

It is good to clear your history fairly often. This will reduce the potential of viewing older webpages that have been stored in history when an updated webpage is available online. Clearing your history depends on your browser. Please refer to your browser's help for specific instructions.

Districts and individual educators must request administrator rights for their school. The steps for obtaining administrator rights are as follows:

  • Educator will create an individual account.
  • Go to your Workspace (in the upper right of page click dropdown on your name and click “Home”).
  • Click “Settings”, then click “User Roles”.
  • Next, click “Join a School as n Administrator”.
  • Please make sure to find your district or school. If your school does not appear in the drop down menu, contact the UtahFutures sytem administrator.
  • Once verified, authorization will be sent to the UtahFutures system administrator to apply administrator rights to the individual account.
  • If you’d like to follow up on your status, email resources@uen.org

Each school has the sole responsibility of maintaining users with administrator rights for their school. Change requests should be promptly submitted to USOE when personnel changes occur that affect users with administrator rights at their school.

Click on the drop-down arrow next to your name in the upper-right section of the webpage. There you will be able to switch roles by selecting the 'User Role' option you would like to use. Select 'Individual User Role' from the drop-down to return to your individual user role.

Most school districts have deployed strict web filtering within their networks which may conflict with using UtahFutures.org. To avoid any access issues to UtahFutures.org, it is highly recommended to add exceptions for www.utahfutures.org/*, www.learningexpresshub.com/*, and utahfutures.org/* to these networks.