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UVU celebrates 80 years of training and educating

In 1941, prior to the U.S. entering World War II, a new opportunity opened up for college-age students seeking vocational opportunities in Utah County. It was known then as the Central Utah Vocational School. In 1945, the State of Utah through Senate Bill 77 took ownership of the school. For those long-time residents, it was the birth of “Trade Tech” with Wilson Sorenson at the helm. Starting as a small vocational school with around 1,000 students in 1941 with the goal of providing war training, the school has grown through the ranks, undergone eight name iterations, become a ...

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