SALT LAKE CITY — More than 400,000 people have signed up for UtahFutures.org, the state's online tool for education and career planning, since the website was created a little more than two years ago.
The site has had more than 4 million hits in the past two years, according to a press release from the State Office of Education, and an estimated 274,000 high school students use the site regularly.
Users can take career interest surveys, assess their skills, learn about occupations and build portfolios that they can carry throughout their careers. Information on financial aid and scholarships is also available.
Users of UtahFutures can answer 100 questions about what they like to do and the site will guide them to the types of work they may enjoy. Related information on the site provides training options, pay ranges and job availability for virtually any career choice.
Teenagers have taken particular interest in a tool on the site called Reality Check, where they can also find out how much money they would need to earn in order to support the spending habits and lifestyle they want. Reality Check received more than 600,000 hits in September.