Utah Thrives — Training a Skilled Workforce

Written by: Dan Bammes

Podcast Logo (small)The focus of education in Utah seems to be pushing students to graduate from high school and move on to academic degree programs. But many businesses in Utah are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills to fill open positions. In this edition of Utah Thrives, we look at programs being developed in Utah’s colleges and by business groups to help match up students with opportunities — and jobs that sometimes go begging. We hear from Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin, Richard Thorn of Associated General Contractors of Utah and Ben Hart from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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