Report highlights gap in educational attainment in Utah’s workforce demands

A new report from Achieve, a bipartisan nonprofit organization focusing on helping states make college and career readiness a priority for all students, has released its latest analysis of states’ student performance against college-and career-ready (CCR) indicators. The report provides a state-by-state analysis of education outcomes in relation to the state’s employment needs. Supply vs. […]

Governor Herbert announces $2.1M in available Talent Ready Utah grants

At the Capitol Rotunda on March 21, 2017, Governor Gary Herbert unveiled the Talent Ready Utah initiative, including the accompanying grant program. Talent Ready Utah grants, formerly known as the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP), has more than $2.1 million in grant funding available for the purpose of developing and enhancing programs to meet industry needs, […]

Annual update for Engineering and Computer Science Initiative

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The Technology Initiative and Advisory Board (TIAB) recently released its 15th annual update to the Engineering and Computer Science Initiative. Established in 2001 with support from then-Governor Leavitt and the State Legislature (SB 61, Sen. Hillyard), the initiative’s primary objective is to increase the number of students graduating from engineering, computer science, and related technology […]

2017-18 USHE budget request approved by Board of Regents

The Utah State Board of Regents adopted the unified budget request and prioritized the state-funded capital facilities requests of the Utah System of Higher Education during its meeting today at Utah State University in Logan in preparation for the 2017 legislative session. “These operating budget request reflects the most urgent needs of USHE institutions as […]

2016-2017 StepUP READY Grant Awards Announced

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) has announced the 2016-17 StepUP READY Grant recipients. The StepUP READY Grants are mini-grants (up to $75,000) that have a goal of increasing the number of Utah’s public high school students who graduate college-ready and enroll in a post-secondary institution. Grants are awarded to partnerships between local K-12 […]

Utah funds $3.4 million in grants for workforce development

Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership brings government, industry and education together through grant program The Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership today announced the recipients of more than $3.4 million in grants. Each year the partnership awards grants to strengthen collaboration between education, industry and economic development leaders to better respond to the needs of regional and state-designated […]

USHE institutions host STEM summer camps for kids to encourage exploration, creativity

Utah’s public colleges and universities are busy this summer engaging K-12 students with exciting, hands-on, high-tech STEM summer camps. The summer camps encourage students to have fun with science, technology, engineering and math, and build their confidence and ability in these key areas. Girls-only STEM summer camps Many colleges and universities are hosting girls-only STEM camps, […]

Strategic Workforce Investment encourages “stackable” academic programs to meet regional workforce needs

SB 103, Strategic Workforce Investments initiative, sponsored by Sen. Ann Millner, creates an incentive program for Utah’s public colleges and universities to regionally expand educational capacity for workforce development in a high-need strategic cluster that prepares students for high-growth and high-wage occupations. This program received an initial $1.5 million in ongoing funds in the 2016 Legislative […]

2016 Legislative Update – Week 4

Higher Education Day on the Hill Regents, Trustees, Presidents and student leaders gathered on Friday for the annual higher education luncheon in the Capitol Rotunda. Attended by over 75 legislators, including members of legislative leadership, it was a good opportunity to re-emphasize USHE’s budget and capital development priorities. The Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee The Higher […]

Number of engineering and computer science degrees continues to rise

The number of engineering and computer science degrees earned in Utah continues to rise, thanks in part to the Engineering and Computer Technology Initiative. In 2001, the State Legislature established this initiative within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), which aimed to increase the number of students graduating from engineering, computer science and related technology […]