best communities take great pride in their schools, and with
good reason. The Vernal area is no exception. School leaders
have implemented forward-thinking policies that provide traditionally
strong educational resources and a positive future.
in Uintah County (Ashley, Davis, Discovery, Maeser,
Naples, and Todd), Vernal Middle School, West and Vernal Junior
High furnish a solid base for elementary education, while
Uintah High School and Ashley Valley Educational Center prepare
students for secondary education or trade careers. The Utah
State University branch campus located in Vernal offers
a wide range of degrees, including Business, Liberal Arts
and studies in the sciences. Educational resources and references
are available through the vast USU library collection. High
school seniors are able to attend USU classes through concurrent
enrollment and start working early on requirements for their
college education. The USU Horizons program is bringing the
community adult education classes in sign language, computers
and internet basics and genealogy.
Extension programs offered through Utah State University provide
social, agricultural and youth services to Uintah County residents
on a regular basis. Instruction on a wide variety of subjects
is available for community groups Ð many at little or no charge.
Having the expertise of a full university is a tremendous
resource and you are welcome to use it to its fullest. The
Uintah County Extension office is conveniently located in
Vernal, and regional offices are located in each county in
Basin Applied Technology Center, a proud member of
the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce, offers vocational programs
including the Police Academy, an LPN program, Business/Computer
Technology, Multi-media, Agriculture, Automobile, Diesel Mechanic
and many more.===UBATC's primary goal is to provide technology
education and skills training, and encourage individual and
employer growth. The only way for this goal to be accomplished
is to be of service to the businesses and the community in
the area. The sole mission of UBATC, since its inception in
1967, has been to prepare high school students, adult students,
displaced workers and unemployed individuals for employment
in entry-level skilled or semi-skilled jobs, and supplement
on-the-job training, leading to higher proficiency or placement
in skilled craft jobs. The center has experienced growth of
nearly 10% each of the past four years.
UBATC is linked with four other applied technology centers
and four service regions around the state, under the direction
of the Utah State Board of Education. The center also provides
Custom Fit programs to assist businesses and their employees.
In a recent year the Custom Fit program provided more than
$250,000 worth of training to more than 60 local companies.