Monthly Archives: February 2018

From Utah’s Classrooms to Utah’s Workforce: Talent Development and Retention

      We all know how important a talented workforce is to the health of Utah’s businesses and overall economy. With the growth of Silicon Slopes, Utah industries are going to require more and more highly-skilled and highly educated workers in the coming years. Fortunately for us, Utah has a strong and vibrant system of higher education and technical colleges. Unfortunately, however, Utah is a net exporter of trained and educated talent. A recent analysis of census data shows that migrants coming to Utah from other states are less educated than Utahns leaving the state. Senate Bill 104, Talent [...]

By |2018-02-16T11:53:45-07:00February 16th, 2018|

WSU Hosts 1,700 People for Robotics State Championship

GDEN, Utah — A robotics competition with events for students kindergarten through 12th grade will bring nearly 1,700 people to Weber State University, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Swenson Gym and Shepherd Union. Teams from across Utah will attend the FIRST Day competition and state championship to put their engineering skills to the test. Participants will battle robots they have designed, programmed and built. The competition will include work from young students experiencing their first introduction to technology, as well as teens who have proved their skills in previous qualifying rounds. The day’s events will [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:06:21-07:00February 5th, 2018|