Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Career & Technical Education Symposium on Workforce Development Programs at SLCC
Salt Lake Community College opened its first Career & Technical Education Symposium, which featured topics relating to career and technical education and workforce development programs in Utah today.
SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau provided the symposium’s welcome and introduction.“Salt Lake Community College started 60 years ago with career and technical training as its mission. Career and technical education doesn’t look the same today as it did then, but it remains just as important,” Bioteau said. “Sixty years ago, we were in an industrial age, now we’re in a knowledge age. The work done at this college continues to provide the backbone for workforce development for this community and for the State of Utah.”
Following President Bioteau’s remarks, the symposium’s opening session focused on Utah Higher Education’s 2020 goals was led by Assistant Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education Blair Carruth.
“Career and technical education is changing both in Utah and around the country; Perkins funding is changing,” said Carruth. “This is an exciting time. Education has always been the bedrock of Utah’s well-being and prosperity. Technical training and workforce development programs are a major part of HigherEdUtah2020’s goal to have 66 percent of Utahns with a postsecondary degree or certificate by the year 2020.”
Other sessions were devoted to the College’s partnerships with Goldman Sachs and the Wasatch Front Consortium, as well as the various federal grants the College currently operates.
A networking reception was also held in the Student Center Oak room on the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is responsive to Utah's economic development needs as the state's largest supplier of career and technical education programs. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.
For more information, visit: http://www.slcc.edu/cte/symposium/index.aspx.