If your job has been impacted by COVID-19, you’re not alone: from 130,000 to 150,000 Utahns filed for unemployment in March and April 2020. SkillUpUtah exists to help you take your first steps to personal economic recovery. A recent survey conducted by Silicon Slopes found that 61% of Utah employers believe that skill development is the single most important thing furloughed or unemployed individuals could be doing right now to increase their likelihood of getting hired. Explore the best free and low-cost resources from Utah organizations and start moving forward today!
Skill Up Utah is a collaborative economic restoration platform created by UNITEd which equips individuals and businesses with resources to increase hireability. We gather sources for skilling up future workers and building a connected, qualified workforce who can better respond to the economic challenges created by COVID-19. From job searches to skill assessments and online courses, we are here for you as you personalize your evolution.
UVU’s mission is to educate every student for success in work and life. We believe in capitalizing on human potential. Together with SkillUpUtah, we will put displaced Utahns back to work by offering affordable, career-aligned, skill-building courses. UVU is proud to be part of this effort to invest in people, re-energize the economy, and bring out the best in this great state!
Astrid S. Tuminez, President
As Utah’s flagship institution, we are a vital partner in meeting the state’s economic needs and that’s why investing in short-term reskilling and upskilling programs is so important. Certificate and one-year master’s programs will ensure rapid development of skills that will help put Utahns to work, open advancement opportunities and prepare them for a changing economy—with a particular emphasis on high-demand jobs—tech, data analytics, health, finance, computing and software development.
Ruth V. Watkins, President
University of Utah
BYU-Pathway was created to help expand access to education to those who thought an affordable, spiritually-based education was out of reach. We applaud the efforts happening in SkillUpUtah to help put Utahns back to work. We are pleased to share BYU-Pathway’s high quality, job-ready certificates that can help people find employment and increased self-reliance at this time of economic challenge.
Clark G. Gilbert, President
The skills gap is getting bigger. The only silver lining to that truth is the fact that any individual, company or state that prioritizes upskilling will have a massive competitive advantage. Degreed & the entire SkillUpUtah coalition are making that happen for the State of Utah.
David Blake, Executive Chairman