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10 05, 2022

Speaking on Business: Utah System of Higher Education

By |2022-05-05T13:21:04-07:00May 10th, 2022|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Utah System of Higher Education This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Education is vital to our state’s future, and the Utah System of Higher Education is focused on ensuring that everyone succeeds, including our state’s growing diverse populations. Here’s Laís Martinez, Assistant Commissioner for Equity, Diversity, [...]

18 02, 2022

Business Watch: 2022 Legislative Updates – Week 5

By |2022-02-25T07:59:34-07:00February 18th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

As we complete week five of the legislative session, bills are moving fast through committees and onto the House and Senate floors for votes. One bill of business importance is HB 60 S2, Vaccine Passport Amendments, as it would prohibit an employer from requiring proof of immunity status in employment. After discussion in the House [...]

4 02, 2022

Business Watch: 2022 Legislative Updates – Week 3

By |2022-02-04T14:39:17-07:00February 4th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We have reached week three of the legislative session and continue to make progress in policy discussions with legislators. There was some policy debate on SB 139, Prescription Cost Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Vickers, and it is viewed as a patient friendly bill. It would make prescription drug costs, even those recouped through a pharmaceutical coupon, [...]

14 01, 2022

Substitute Teacher–Business Connection Information Session

By |2022-01-31T19:20:46-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy, Webinar|1 Comment

The Substitute Teacher—Business Connection, a new initiative of the Salt Lake Chamber, was created to encourage Utah businesses to help address the substitute shortage facing our state. Many school districts are struggling to find the substitute teachers necessary, and many employers have a workforce available to assist. To help facilitate this, the Chamber is [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Education & Workforce

By |2022-02-01T14:21:47-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber advocates for strong education and workforce programs by promoting rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems, all with a goal to preserve the strength of Utah’s greatest economic resource: its workforce. The new economic landscape is one where skill gaps are present and unemployment is extremely low. A current [...]

26 10, 2021

Keys to Success: A Creative Solution to Workforce Development & Educational Pathways

By |2021-11-17T21:00:53-07:00October 26th, 2021|Blog, Policy, Webinar|0 Comments

Utilized by more than 80,000 students and Utah residents, the Keys to Success app serves as Utah's leading college and career readiness resource. Through partnerships with the Department of Workforce Services, the Utah System of Higher Education, and local industry, Keys to Success creates a communal platform for both students and organizations to participate in [...]

24 08, 2021

Workforce Summit Panel: The Future Infrastructure of Workforce

By |2021-09-09T14:17:37-07:00August 24th, 2021|Blog, Policy|Comments Off on Workforce Summit Panel: The Future Infrastructure of Workforce

Education has always been the gateway into the workforce. Whether it be trade school, college, or apprenticeship, completing the route results in a diploma or certificate that serves as verifiable proof of a skill. But what about types of education that don’t result in those documents that aid employment?  “There are people who do work-based [...]

23 08, 2021

Workforce Summit Panel: Navigating the Current Training and Development Landscape

By |2021-09-09T14:21:55-07:00August 23rd, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s economy is prospering. Even in times of recessions and pandemics, the state has remained prosperous, largely because of Utah’s commitment to creating a skilled workforce. Giving employees the skills they need to succeed is not only the most important part of the hiring process, but also a crucial step in strengthening our overall workforce. [...]

20 08, 2021

Increasing Access to Education to Keep Up with the Economy

By |2021-09-09T13:46:32-07:00August 20th, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber convened business leaders and community advocates on August 12, 2021, for a summit to address critical shortages in the workforce. The Workforce Summit included a keynote address by Commissioner David R. Woolstenhulme of the Utah System of Higher Education, which focused on the importance of removing obstacles that prevent Utahns from [...]

16 08, 2021

Salt Lake Chamber Hosted Workforce Summit: Removing Barriers and Building Skills Together

By |2021-08-16T14:44:51-07:00August 16th, 2021|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (August 16, 2021) – The Salt Lake Chamber convened business leaders and community advocates yesterday for a workforce summit to address critical shortages in the workforce.  The summit included a keynote address by Commissioner David R. Woolstenhulme of the Utah System of Higher Education, followed by three panel discussions focused on [...]

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