By Lynn Blamires Content Writer for My Local Utah
Lost your job because of situations that developed during the pandemic? In a dead-end job feeling like you have no chance to move up or improve your position? Graduated from high school and looking for a skill that the curriculum didn’t offer? Aware of high tech jobs, but don’t know where you can go to qualify? Maybe you find yourself in your late fifties and changes in structure leave you without a job. Learn and Work in Utah just might have the answer.
Change to the Kind of Career You Have Always Wanted
This program offers you a chance to reroute your career, tuition free, to change to that career you have always dreamed to have. The “Learn & Work in Utah” initiative was launched by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and its Talent Ready Utah team, in partnership with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).
Learn & Work in Utah is a state-wide program that provides tuition assistance for short-term programs at post-secondary institutions for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
Over 100 Programs Available
This tailored approach prepares students for higher-paying and more stable, high-impact careers and matches them with companies looking for much-needed skills and expertise. More than 100 programs are available that can help you find a new career path.
Colleges and Universities All Over the State Stand Ready to Help
Each institution may handle registration and qualifications differently. Go to https://business.utah.gov. Go first to the list of colleges and universities. Pick one and see what they have to offer. Instructions to qualify for the training and to receive scholarships covering tuition, books, supplies, and program fees are spelled out.
Look at a Career in the 10.6 Billion Dollar Tourist Trade
Maybe you would like a chance to be a part of Utah’s amazing tourist industry. The Southern Utah University offers a Parks & Tourism certificate that is designed to teach students about Utah’s dynamic tourism industry and help them gain the skills necessary to assist destination employers. Highlights of the certificate include effective customer service skills such as diffusion strategies, communication and relationship management.
Uniquely, this certificate program combines expertise from those who work with the National Parks in southern Utah, as well as some of the region’s outstanding tourism industry experts serving as guest presenters throughout the course. An understanding of Utah’s parks system and hospitality management are also included to prepare participants for jobs in this fun, fast-paced industry.
Learn from Industry Professionals
This certificate program includes discussion with industry professionals, reflections, assignments, personal professional goal setting and skills assessment and work-based learning time. There is no charge for tuition so lack of money is not a deterrent in qualifying you for a lucrative career in the tourism business.
The certificates offered through this program are offered online with deadlines set by the instructor. This gives you the flexibility to work at your own pace to boost your resume and lift your career.
Jobs Are Waiting in the Transportation Industry
Maybe you would be interested in opportunities available in the transportation industry. With a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), your skills will be in demand by a variety of trucking companies. Signing bonuses are being offered and drivers are making six figure incomes.
Learn Skills in High Tech Careers
Dive into the high tech world of 3-D Technology or learn to be a Robotics Technician. Learn the skills of an Automation Technician or you may be interested in intensive training in Cybersecurity. The Learn and Work program provides all these opportunities, including tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
The Computer World Offers a Variety of Career Tracks
There is an opportunity to learn coding. The Coding Bootcamp at Southwest Technical College offers you the chance to explore the process of computer programming, documenting, testing, and debugging involved in creating and maintaining applications. This accelerated curriculum emphasizes user experience, version control management, and focused learning of programming ideas and applications.
Break Out of the Isolation and Get a Jump Start on a New Career
The time is now and the opportunities are available. Go to https://business.utah.gov and open a world of training for careers that need skilled workers. Skills needed are available for you to learn through the Learn and Work Program.
This tailored approach prepares students for higher-paying and more stable, high-impact careers and matches them with companies looking for much-needed skills and expertise. It is offered by the Utah Office of Higher Education.