8 11, 2017

Sydne Jacques: Tackling the Construction Industry’s Workforce Challenges

By | November 8th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

My childhood definitely influenced my decision to build my business with a focus on the construction industry. I grew up on a farm in Montana. Every Saturday my siblings and I were presented with a list of chores and I would negotiate to get as many of the “outside” jobs as possible. I loved helping [...]

26 10, 2017

Pathways to Professions: Expanding the Workforce Pipeline

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Building a skilled workforce is a priority for our state’s business community. In order to maintain Utah’s top performing economy, and with an increase in population imminent, now more than ever Utah’s business community is putting education and workforce development at the forefront of their company both to meet the demand for current jobs and [...]

18 10, 2017

Utah Nursing Consortium

By | October 18th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Healing Utah’s Nursing Gap It’s no secret that Utah’s population is growing, aging and become more chronically ill. Our need for nurses is particularly acute because we have the fastest-growing elderly population, the youngest population, and the lowest death rate in the country (1). In other words, we live a long time, love our [...]

27 09, 2017

Collaborate with Utah’s CTE Programs

By | September 27th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Part of connecting your business with education means understanding the many resources and options available for you to get involved in workforce development. This week, our guest blogger Jason Skidmore shares about one of these resources—your local school district’s Career and Technical Education Specialist. Advisory boards, hands-on classroom training and developing career pathways are just [...]

6 09, 2017

Developing tomorrow’s workforce through Career and Technical Education

By | September 6th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Innovation through collaboration: successful education initiatives supplement your workforce development efforts Make it Happen Businesses are looking for employees with the skills their businesses need to grow. Schools want to prepare students to succeed in their chosen career fields. Both sides get what they want when they collaborate to ensure what is being taught is [...]

30 08, 2017

Less Talking, More Doing: An Introduction to the Workforce Development Blog Series

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The school year has arrived and students are once again fretting about classes, homework and tests. Business leaders, however, have a different concern: finding qualified workers for the jobs of the future. A new academic year brings with it an increase of exciting and new opportunities for students and businesses alike. As such, now is [...]

1 08, 2017

President’s Message: To Solve Workforce Challenges, Simply Get Involved

By | August 1st, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press|0 Comments

I always enjoy meeting with business leaders from across the state to discuss their company’s successes and challenges. Whether visiting with members of the technology or manufacturing industry, small business owners or large bankers, I’ve noticed a universally held concern about the future of business growth in the state of Utah ­­– the need for [...]

27 07, 2017

Sketching Utah’s Next Economic Blueprint: Summer Progress Report

By | July 27th, 2017|Blog, Business Climate, Taxes and Regulation, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

In an effort to proactively plan for a prosperous future, the Salt Lake Chamber has engaged its membership in creating Utah’s next Economic Blueprint. The process was kicked off in January at the 2017 Economic Review and Public Policy Summit. This has led to a series of milestones as we build on the existing vision [...]

26 07, 2017

Baseline scenario shows congestion, pollution, and constrained job growth for Point of the Mountain

By | July 26th, 2017|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Infrastructure and Transportation, Policy|0 Comments

Originally published by Envision Utah, July 26. What will happen at the Point of the Mountain if we follow current trends? The Baseline Scenario for the Point of the Mountain was recently released to the public at last week’s Point of the Mountain Development Commission meeting. We can't predict the future with complete accuracy, but [...]

15 06, 2017

P2020 Forum: Higher Education & Workforce Development Recap

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

This year’s second Prosperity 2020 Forum focused around higher education and workforce development, a main facet of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic Strategies, Inc. and included Vance Checketts, vice president of Dell EMC, Pres. Deneece Huftalin of Salt Lake Community College, Megen [...]