24 06, 2020

Utah Leads Together: K-12 and Higher Education Changes Impact on the Business Community

By |2020-07-02T11:46:54-07:00June 24th, 2020|Blog, Policy, Utah Leads Together Webinar, Webinar|0 Comments

The Utah Board of Regents and Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTECH) has merged to create a new higher education organization — Utah Board of Higher Education. How does this development impact the business community? Join us as we discuss with the incoming board what to expect this upcoming year and the history of education [...]

12 03, 2020

Legislature Approves Affordable Housing and Education Sustainment

By |2020-03-12T07:18:05-07:00March 12th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Legislature has passed two bills that support two of the Salt Lake Chamber’s most important priorities — SB 39, Affordable Housing Amendments, sponsored by Senator Jake Anderegg, and HB 357, Public Education Funding Stabilization, sponsored by Representative Robert Spendlove. Both measures are considered necessary by the Chamber to ensure continued economic growth for [...]

25 02, 2020

LDS Business College Announces Name Change and Other Significant Adjustments

By |2020-03-03T20:05:07-07:00February 25th, 2020|Member News|0 Comments

Since its inception in 1886, LDS Business College has undergone various changes as the institution has responded to the marketplace, enabling it to provide valuable and relevant education for its students. With these goals in mind, the Board of Trustees of LDS Business College announces that LDS Business College will become Ensign College. This change [...]

30 10, 2019

University Presidents and Business Community Discuss Dual-Mission Programs

By |2019-10-30T18:11:04-07:00October 30th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (October 30, 2019) – Three of Utah’s higher education institutions -- Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Dixie State University -- came together today with state business leaders to discuss the increasing industry demands for an educated workplace, as well as access to education to meet the demands of a [...]

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, [...]