Utah Among Top 10 for Tech-Driven Manufacturing

Taylor Girardi-Schachter | Global Trade Magazine - May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019
There are few phrases that give workers pause like “tech-driven manufacturing.” After all, with wild doomsday scenarios like robots taking all the jobs, it’s easy to see this emerging field as a bad thing. But tech-driven manufacturing is anything but bad—it’s actually quite positive—and not just for workers, but for businesses and consumers, too. It may seem counter-intuitive that increasing reliance upon technology is a good thing, but tech-driven manufacturing allows workers more freedom to.... Read More
Utah Among Top 10 for Tech-Driven Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a $20 billion plus a year industry in the state of Utah, with more salaries paid to manufacturing workers than any other industry besides government.

Utah Needs More Qualified Workers to Continue Economic Expansion

Deseret News - April 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019
An article in the Jan. 18 edition of The Wall Street Journal highlighted how Utah’s labor force growth is fueling economic expansion. The article mentioned, “Utah has had the fastest growing labor force of any U.S. state since January 2010.” According to the piece, Utah’s labor force has grown an average of 1.9 percent a year from 2010 through January 2018, more than triple the nation’s 0.6 percent pace. “More workers means more output, income.... Read More
Utah Needs More Qualified Workers to Continue Economic Expansion

While most of the recent attention on workforce development has been focused on Silicon Slopes and the needs of companies in the emerging IT sector, the critical need for additional engineers among Utah’s defense, aerospace and manufacturing companies is often lost in the discussion.

Education & Workforce Alignment – The Utah Way

Kimberlee Carlile | AdvancedManufacturing.org - April 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019
In 2015, Utah announced a program that would have a lasting impact on the state by bringing industry and education together in a new way. Through Utah Aerospace Pathways, industry and education leaders have built a program that increases awareness of the aerospace industry and, in turn, increases the talent pipeline to that industry. Utah Aerospace Pathways allows high school students to participate in training courses both at their schools and at local technical or.... Read More
Education & Workforce Alignment – The Utah Way

Through Utah Aerospace Pathways, industry and education leaders have built a program that increases awareness of the aerospace industry and, in turn, increases the talent pipeline to that industry.