BUILDING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE
Not only does our economy continually rank as one of the top in the nation, but Utah is also the fastest growing state in America. While growth presents many exciting opportunities for Utahns, it also comes with distinct challenges, especially as it relates to meeting workforce demand. As our state’s population and economy continue to grow, it is essential that we focus on building a talented workforce. Industry, education and government must work collaboratively to ensure Utah’s students are college and career ready. This includes ensuring access to post-secondary education including universities and technical colleges and on-the-job learning opportunities through pathway programs.
TALENT READY UTAH
Talent Ready Utah supports businesses as they become involved with education in activities such as job shadows, internships, donations, industry tours and in-classroom presentations.
Through Utah’s Career Pathway programs, the state identifies talent shortages within the economy and creates strategic partnerships bringing industry and education together. These programs demonstrate the role business plays in driving the workforce of tomorrow through education and hands-on learning experiences.
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BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT CREATES GREATER WORKFORCE OUTCOMES
Utah’s business community recognizes the need for quality education to build a talented workforce and support a strong economy. By participating in advisory boards or similar committees, the private sector can help Utah’s high school CTE programs, technical colleges, community colleges and universities align new degrees, certificates and programs with industry needs.
“Our company serves on many higher education and technical college advisory boards. This involvement has given us an advantage as we help to shape and influence the curriculum students learn that directly meet workforce demands.”
Todd A. Hughes, President, Hughes General Contractors