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1 03, 2023

WGU Report: Health Care Job Postings Still Dominate the Rural Pacific Northwest and Mountain West; The Number of Rural Stem Positions Is Significantly Rising

By |2023-03-02T10:15:07-07:00March 1st, 2023|Member News|0 Comments

Study examined the rural regions’ workforce trends as they experienced and emerged from the pandemic SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 1, 2023) – Western Governors University’s Northwest Regional team, in partnership with WGU Labs, recently released research generated from Lightcast’s job-listing data from 2017 to 2022 to understand how the employment landscape in rural regions of the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West [...]

9 12, 2021

Research Tackles Barriers for Adult Utahns Pursuing College Degree, Career Change

By |2021-12-10T09:25:16-07:00December 9th, 2021|Member News|0 Comments

Cost, family and existing time commitments rank as top challenges SALT LAKE CITY (December 9, 2021) – Western Governors University (WGU) believed there was a gap between what prospective adult learners saw as barriers to education and what institutions saw the barriers to be. To better understand those questions, WGU, in partnership with the Utah System of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 08, 2021

Utah Higher Education Leaders Reveal New Data on Barriers for Adult Learners Returning to Workforce

By |2021-08-16T07:18:46-07:00August 16th, 2021|Member News, Policy|0 Comments

Western Governors University, Utah System of Higher Education highlight Cicero polling at SL Chamber Workforce Summit SALT LAKE CITY (August 12, 2021) – Western Governors University (WGU) unveiled new research on adult learners in Utah at the Salt Lake Chamber’s Workforce Summit: Removing Barriers and Building Skills Together Thursday morning. On behalf of Western Governors University, [...]

12 10, 2020

Speaking on Business: Western Governors University

By |2020-10-09T20:11:49-07:00October 12th, 2020|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Western Governors University This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected higher education, including Western Governors University, a nonprofit online university based in Salt Lake City, with over 200,000 graduates in all 50 states. Aimee Edwards, Director of Strategic Outreach, is here to [...]

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 [...]

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