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100, Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles

100.1. Approval

Utah Board of Higher Education approval: April 6, 2005. Revised: April 1, 2009; June 18, 2009; September 22, 2011; June 8, 2016; September 13, 2017.

100.2. Mission

The mission of the Utah System of Higher Education is to meet the needs of Utah’s employers for technically-skilled workers and to promote local and statewide economic development by providing market-driven technical education to secondary and adult students.

100.3. Vision

The Utah System of Higher Education will be recognized as a world-class provider of technically skilled workers needed for the 21st-century workforce.

100.4. Guiding Principles

Through its technical colleges, USHE prepares students to enter, re-enter, or advance in the workplace, which contributes to economic development and improves the quality of life for Utah citizens. The USHE mission is accomplished through competency-based education and training programs, which may be longterm, short-term, apprenticeship, or custom-designed for individual employer needs. Most of the programs are offered in a flexible, open-entry/open-exit format.