5 03, 2019

Computer Science in Every Utah Classroom

By |2019-03-06T11:32:09-07:00March 5th, 2019|Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber and industry partners call for robust Computer Science education SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 5, 2019) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, has convened some of Utah’s major employers from industries including aerospace, manufacturing, technology and more, to advocate for robust computer science education in every Utah [...]

12 09, 2018

CEO Success Stories: President Deneece Huftalin

By |2018-10-26T11:57:02-07:00September 12th, 2018|Blog, CEO Success Stories, Education, Workforce and Health Care, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber has created a new podcast called "CEO Success Stories." In every episode Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, sits down with a top CEO from across the state to hear from them their leadership philosophy, best practices and lessons learned. If you have ideas or [...]

29 03, 2018

5 Workforce Wins from the 2018 Session

By |2018-03-29T07:42:22-07:00March 29th, 2018|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The 2018 Legislative Session is behind us, but the positive impacts for our economy and business community will be felt for years to come. In the next several weeks, we will break down some of the most impactful pieces of legislation the Chamber supported over the 45 day session, share insights about the process and [...]

16 03, 2018

What Every Business Leader Needs to Know about the ‘Our Schools Now’ Legislative Compromise

By |2018-03-16T13:54:20-07:00March 16th, 2018|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|1 Comment

The 2018 Legislative Session is behind us, but the positive impacts for our economy and business community will be felt for years to come. In the next several weeks, we will break down some of the most impactful pieces of legislation the Salt Lake Chamber supported over the past 45 days, share insights about the [...]

8 11, 2017

Sydne Jacques: Tackling the Construction Industry’s Workforce Challenges

By |2017-11-09T13:15:41-07:00November 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 |2017-10-26T13:56:00-07:00October 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 |2017-10-18T08:08:46-07:00October 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 |2017-09-27T12:12:41-07:00September 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 |2017-09-06T18:47:18-07:00September 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 |2017-08-30T08:31:37-07:00August 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 [...]