Today the Department of Workforce Services announced $1.8 million in grants to better meet the state’s skilled workforce needs. Talent Ready Utah grants are designed to strengthen collaboration between industry, education and economic development leaders to create talent pipelines for high-demand, high-wage occupations.
“Solving Utah’s workforce needs will take creativity and collaboration,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “The grant winners we are announcing today have demonstrated true collaboration between industry and education to solve a workforce need. We are looking forward to seeing their success grow over the next year.”
Bridgerland Technical College received $225,000 to develop advanced work-based learning and hands-on labs for controls engineering and automation manufacturing. This grant will also be used to train students in remote locations as well as onsite at industry partner locations to up-skill incumbent workers.