Short-term training provides skills that lead to jobs

Short-term training provides skills that lead to jobs

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For many, the experiences of the last two years have profoundly impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, leaving many Utah residents unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking for an opportunity to sharpen their skills, enhance their careers or start a new one.

As we have navigated these extraordinary and challenging times, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) rallied its resources to help both employees and employers meet their respective needs. Short-term training, certificates and other resources offered by SLCC have been vital in giving those most impacted a leg-up and a step forward toward meaningful employment in high-demand industries throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

Move ahead with free short-term training programs

Are you a Utah resident who is unemployed, underemployed or working in a vulnerable position? Funding is now available to cover tuition and fees for many short-term training and certificate programs at SLCC. These programs help students develop the knowledge and skills that are now required by Utah’s most sought-after employers.

In early June 2021, SLCC and several participating higher education institutions across Utah received funding through the federal CARES Act. A portion of this funding was earmarked to cover tuition and other costs for short-term workforce training, certificate and college credit programs designed to put Utahns on the path to successful employment and careers.

This funding, along with direction from the Utah Governor’s Office on Economic Opportunity (GOEO) and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), re-invigorated the “Learn & Work In Utah” initiative through short-term training based on the skills that lead to jobs employers are offering today.

Short-term trainings — long-term results

Programs are being offered in high-demand areas, including:

  • AutoCAD
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Certified Network Defender
  • Clinical Lab Assistant
  • CNC Operator
  • Electronics Assembly Tech
  • Elementary Transition to Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Forklift Driver
  • Introduction to Advanced Composites
  • Law Enforcement Officer (LEO)
  • Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Mammography
  • Manual Machinist
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Professional Truck Driver
  • Secondary Transition to Teaching
  • Web Development

Students can complete short-term training programs, which are offered both online and in person, by investing a few hours to a few months of time. Each program has been designed with the assistance and mentoring of industry professionals from their respective areas of expertise. On-campus or online, SLCC is helping students reach their career goals with flexible, personal, and transferable short-term skills training.

Take your next step

If you are looking for an opportunity to enhance your career or start a new one, funding through Learn & Work and SLCC is now available to cover the costs for short-term trainings and certificate programs designed to put you on the path to success. If you’re a Utah resident, you can get started by visiting and choosing from the list of eligible programs to learn more about your area of ​​interest, including how to apply, register and receive tuition support.

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