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.

Utah’s Aerospace Industry Next Economic Powerhouse

Brigham Larsen | ABC4Utah - April 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Local leaders say that Utah's aerospace industry could be the next big economic powerhouse for in Salt Lake City. Lara Fritts, director for the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development, visited Good Morning Utah to talk about it. When we say "aerospace industry" it can mean a wide variety of job functions and skill sets. Fritt said Utah plays a critical role in defense and aerospace--jobs range from maintenance to manufacturing in both commercial.... Read More
Utah’s Aerospace Industry Next Economic Powerhouse

"Utah has a growing aerospace manufacturing sector with a particular local expertise in advanced composite fabrication"