25 09, 2017

P2020 Forum Recap: Getting Business Involved in Education

By |2017-09-25T12:26:59-07:00September 25th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber hosted its quarterly Prosperity 2020 Forum last week, continuing ongoing discussions about how to better connect industry and education and boost workforce development efforts across the state. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic Specialties, Inc. (LSI), and included Edson Barton, CEO of Precision Exams; Kimberlee [...]

13 09, 2017

4 Ways Your Business Can Develop Skilled Talent for Tomorrow’s Jobs

By |2017-09-13T13:06:00-07:00September 13th, 2017|Policy|0 Comments

Over the past several weeks, the Chamber’s workforce development blogs have explored why building a skilled workforce is critical for the continued success of Utah’s economy, as well as the importance of career and technical education programs aligning with industry needs. Next week, panelists at the Chamber’s quarterly Prosperity 2020 Forum will share ideas for [...]

30 08, 2017

Less Talking, More Doing: An Introduction to the Workforce Development Blog Series

By |2017-08-30T08:31:37-07:00August 30th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The school year has arrived and students are once again fretting about classes, homework and tests. Business leaders, however, have a different concern: finding qualified workers for the jobs of the future. A new academic year brings with it an increase of exciting and new opportunities for students and businesses alike. As such, now is [...]

16 06, 2017

UBR: June 12-16

By |2017-06-15T10:31:46-07:00June 16th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

June 12, 2017 Utah is known across the country as the best state for business. Key to our success has been the quality of our workforce. Now, more than ever, education is the surest path to economic success – not just for individuals, but also the community. The Salt Lake Chamber, through Prosperity 2020, has [...]

15 06, 2017

P2020 Forum: Higher Education & Workforce Development Recap

By |2017-06-15T08:44:30-07:00June 15th, 2017|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

This year’s second Prosperity 2020 Forum focused around higher education and workforce development, a main facet of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan. The panel was moderated by Sean Slatter, president and CEO of Logistic Strategies, Inc. and included Vance Checketts, vice president of Dell EMC, Pres. Deneece Huftalin of Salt Lake Community College, Megen [...]

3 02, 2017

UBR: Jan 30 – Feb 3

By |2017-02-08T10:34:57-07:00February 3rd, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

January 30, 2017 With increased accessibility to FrontRunner, TRAX and bus routes, it is now more convenient than ever to use transit in Utah. Riding public transit is a great way to save money on gas, parking and car maintenance while reducing vehicle emissions and avoiding traffic congestion. This step to change your daily commute [...]

27 01, 2017

UBR: January 23-27

By |2017-03-07T15:06:31-07:00January 27th, 2017|UBR|0 Comments

January 23, 2017 This week marks the beginning of the 2017 General Legislative Session, and as such, discussing important issues to look for and be aware of is critical for businesses to get involved and understand how these various issues affect our state’s economy. One of the most visible legislative issues on the Hill is [...]

18 10, 2016

Education and Utah’s Economy

By |2017-03-07T15:06:35-07:00October 18th, 2016|Blog, Economic Development, Jobs and Growth, Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

UPDATED: November 11, 2016 Now, more than ever, education is the surest path to economic success - not just for individuals, but also the community. Education is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than 148,000 Utahns directly and pays millions of dollars in wages and salaries. Just over one in three Utahns attend or [...]

2 09, 2016

UBR: August 29- September 2

By |2017-03-07T15:06:36-07:00September 2nd, 2016|UBR|0 Comments

August 29, 2016 Join us Thursday, September 1st, 2016 for the 3rd Annual Utah Solutions Summit. This year, the Utah Solutions Summit will explore the elements that contribute to a healthy and productive workforce – Building a shared vision between industry, education and employees. This Summit will explore ways to ensure we are preparing employees [...]

27 06, 2016

Education: The Case for Business Involvement

By |2016-06-27T13:49:47-07:00June 27th, 2016|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

To drive better workforce outcomes the Utah business community must engage in policy initiatives that focus on education; such as Prosperity 2020, the largest business-led movement ever assembled in Utah to advance educational investment and innovation. When first adopted, Prosperity 2020 developed many ambitious goals for educative improvement; Utah is now on target to achieve [...]