The Division of Workforce & Economic Development provides businesses, non-profits, and other agencies a single point of service at Salt Lake Community College when they seek opportunities for training and assistance in expanding the workforce pipeline.
With the help of Workforce Solutions Managers from within the division, industry leaders are provided solutions that meet their specific needs. Utilizing resources from all areas of campus ensures that the appropriate people are in the room when developing training and workforce plans; channeling requests through a single office helps streamline processes for external partners—improving client support and increasing opportunities for further workforce development.
To better serve businesses and other organizations, Workforce & Economic Development has aligned the educational pathways within Salt Lake Community College closely with the Governor’s Office for Economic Development’s Targeted Economic Clusters. The sectors at SLCC are:
Workforce Training & Education is the tool that SLCC and the Division of Workforce & Economic Development uses to meet a majority of industry training needs. Here, new coursework is developed, trainings are customized, and the certifications that best suit an organization are coordinated.
Continuing Education provides access to high-quality training for community members and businesses in a wide range of areas. Students in Continuing Education take courses for personal interest, professional development and as part of employment-based training programs.
Custom-Fit is a flexible, customized training program to help Utah businesses develop a well-trained workforce. The program utilizes funds provided by the Utah State Legislature to help for-profit companies retain efficient and productive employees. The program offers partially-subsidized trainings to companies that meet eligibility requirements.
Short Term Intensive Training is a state-funded program that covers a percentage of tuition for individuals seeking non-credit training that helps develop occupationally-specific skills.
Utah’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the United States. However, within that are a number of people who are underemployed, seeking career changes, or entering a workforce with rapid attrition rates. It is the goal of SLCC’s Division of Workforce & Economic Development to provide these individuals clear pathways to careers and to work closely with industry to understand the specific skills that new employees will need as they enter the workforce so that Utah’s economy continues to grow. Beyond facilitating training for employers, we aim to develop programs that ensure SLCC’s students are trained specifically for the needs of the careers ahead of them.