The results of the 2017 legislative session were extremely productive for Utah’s tech community. We applaud the Governor and state
legislature for all of their efforts to fully support Utah’s tech ecosystem. We also greatly value the engagement of UTC’s members.
Without their support, we would not have been able to accomplish all that we did. We will continue our robust public policy process
through the interim period with continued member engagement. Some of UTC’s landmark accomplishments during this time include:
Again, UTC drove the $8M in new funding to increase tech graduate capacity (with University Presidents’ 1:1 match)! Thanks to the eight Universities/Colleges who were an integral part of increasing the total funding to $38M, annually. The Engineering Initiative has helped increase the number and quality of engineering graduates produced by Utah’s universities with nearly $300 million in new funding.
Thanks to the outstanding support of bill sponsors, the State will invest $1,255,000 annually into K-12 computing education and talent development in Utah.
This bill aspires to be an upgraded, “zip-code neutral”, update of Utah’s school accountability system. SAGE testing in high school would be replaced with ACT Aspire, and any school meeting the established criteria would receive the appropriate letter grade independent of the performance of other schools.
UTC is a watchdog for the technology industry. It plays a massive role in helping Utah grow and prosper as a state.”