17 06, 2019

Subject Matter Immersion: How the LDS Business College is Getting Students Ready for the Real World

By |2019-07-30T11:01:43-07:00June 17th, 2019|Blog, Member News, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

In this Building Utah podcast, we sit down with LDS Business College President Bruce Kusch to discuss the college's latest approach to deep learning through what's being called, "Subject Matter Immersion." “This campus-wide initiative helps students to discover how to learn more deeply,” said President Kusch in an article for LDS Business College. “One pattern [...]

21 03, 2019

Women’s History Month: A Conversation with Astrid Tuminez

By |2019-03-21T11:15:25-07:00March 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Women's History Month|1 Comment

This Women's History Month we're sitting down with female leaders from around the state to talk about their path to success, what inspires them and how others could follow in their footsteps. In this video we sit down with Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez. Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez was appointed the seventh president of [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2019

WGU President to Join Leaders in Technology, Workforce Development, and Education on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

By |2019-02-13T15:31:33-07:00February 13th, 2019|Member News|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY – (February 13, 2019) Western Governors University (WGU) President Scott Pulsipher is among a group of 25 U.S. governors, Fortune 500 CEOs, education leaders, and workforce association leaders appointed to serve on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced today. The Advisory Board, co-chaired by Commerce Secretary [...]

13 12, 2018

Building Utah: How WGU is helping to address Utah’s workforce needs

By |2018-12-13T10:22:48-07:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

Here at the Salt Lake Chamber one of our major priorities has always been education because we know the number one way to create and sustain a qualified workforce is through education. In this episode of Building Utah, we sit down with the new president of Western Governors University, Scott Pulsipher. Pulsipher discusses how WGU [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber’s Statement on Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

By |2018-12-06T12:41:13-07:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Dec. 6, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal: “Utah’s economy is the envy of the nation and the result of fiscal discipline, smart management and forward-thinking decision-making. Throughout our history, [...]

7 10, 2018

Natalie Gochnour: Lessons Learned From Utah’s Mighty Five College Presidents

By |2018-10-10T15:29:59-07:00October 7th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Natalie Gochnour in Deseret News on October 7, 2018 I spent last week in Washington, D.C., and witnessed the dumpster fire that is the Supreme Court confirmation process. As a U.S. citizen, Utahn and woman, I welcomed the chance to return to the Beehive State where civility still means something, and reasonable [...]

5 10, 2018

VIDEO: Education & Workforce Forum: Connecting Business and Higher Education

By |2018-10-05T11:58:57-07:00October 5th, 2018|Blog, Events, News & Press, Policy|2 Comments

https://youtu.be/rKH4JSllDiw How can business and higher education work together to ensure a well-educated, skilled workforce for the jobs of tomorrow? On October 4, 2018 the Salt Lake Chamber held a panel discussion with five of our exceptional university and college presidents to discuss their vision for the future of Utah's workforce. PANEL: Astrid Tuminez, [...]

4 10, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber hosts Education & Workforce Forum

By |2019-09-23T10:41:44-07:00October 4th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

Connecting business and higher education to build Utah’s future workforce SALT LAKE CITY (October 4, 2018) – Today the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, along with the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI), hosted the Education & Workforce Forum: Connecting Business and Higher Education. The event, held at Hale Centre Theatre, included a [...]

19 09, 2018

What is Question 1?

By |2018-09-20T13:59:38-07:00September 19th, 2018|Blog, Policy|1 Comment

Election day is around the corner and, along with candidates for public office, this year’s ballot has a number of initiatives Utah voters will have the opportunity to vote on. One of these initiatives is called Question 1. This initiative focuses on increasing funding in education. Before it’s time to cast those ballots, [...]