This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Salt Lake Community College now serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses, and online. College President Deneece Huftalin is here to share information about a recent change.

Deneece Huftalin:
Salt Lake Community College now has a new name for our technical education programs – it’s now the Salt Lake Technical College, which makes it clear that we are here to serve Salt Lake County. Our goal is to train students so they can immediately move into, or advance, in essential fields like healthcare, IT, truck driving, and machining.

We hear from employers all the time in need of career-ready graduates. Students from all different backgrounds leave our tech programs ready to work and contribute to our local economy. This includes English-language learners and those who need basic technology skills.

With small classes, affordable tuition, and accessible faculty, we eliminate barriers to higher education. We help students see themselves as college learners and teach them the skills employers need. These students work hard, and Salt Lake Technical College is ready to help them find success.

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The National Center for Education Statistics reports that enrollment in vocational and trade schools has seen record growth over the past two decades, and that trend is expected to continue as schools like Salt Lake Community College evolve and expand. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.