Ed Insights: Workforce and Economic Development Panel

A quarterly discussion forum for higher education professionals in Utah. 

This ongoing quarterly series will feature key topics relevant to higher education professionals, as well as idea-sharing, networking, collaboration across the state’s system of colleges and universities, and more. Sessions are open to all employees of Utah’s higher education institutions, and agendas will be posted in advance to allow time to clear calendars to attend. All sessions will be held virtually and recorded and linked to this page below for future reference.

Join us at 2:00 p.m. on September 29, 2021 at 2.pm. for an in-depth look at the new adult learner portal in the Keys to Success app.

Keys to Success is the legislatively-funded app that helps students, starting in middle school, gain the necessary information to set a plan for college. The recently launched adult learner portal of KTS was designed to help institutions provide program and college-going information to prospective adult students, including certificates, degrees, scholarships, and Continuing Education. This Ed Insights session will provide an overview and demonstration of the app’s functionality from both student and institutional perspectives. Colleagues from Keys to Success will join us to answer questions and help your institution learn how to leverage this valuable resource to support student success.

This event is free and open to everyone; please share with your higher ed colleagues and friends.

Past Meeting Resources

Ed Insights Recording (video)

Workforce Analysis for Program Review and Approval presentation (PDF)

To launch our Ed Insight series, we discussed data! Each institution is responsible for creating programs and degrees that align with industry need, but adequately describing that need can be difficult and confusing.

USHE Chief Economist, Carrie Mayne, joined us to share insights in data collection and how to connect that data to reporting needs in degree proposals. Additionally, Theresa Foxely, from the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, discussed emerging trends.