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UVU to Host Free Utah Certified Work Conference for Employers

September 03 2014 - 9:21 am

In support of Utah Valley University, GOED is pleased to bring the following announcement to your attention.

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications:
Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807
Written by: Darrel Hammon | 801-863-7353

UVU to Host Free Utah Certified Work Conference for Employers

Utah Valley University Community College Programs, UVU’s Community and Continuing Education Department, the Department of Workforce Services, and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah are sponsoring an employer symposium titled “Utah Certified Work Conference for Employers” on Sept. 10.

The free two-hour symposium is open to Utah employers and will be held at the UVU Orem campus in the Sorensen Center, room 206 from noon to 2 p.m. Lunch and parking will be provided. Please register at Space is limited. Registration closes Sept. 8.

Conference participants will learn how to utilize the WorkKeys assessment to hire employees who exhibit work discipline, teamwork, service orientation and managerial potential; improve corporate bottom line through skill-based hiring; and become a certified work-ready employer.

Tony Garife, American College Testing Economic Development Liaison, will give the keynote address at noon. Randy Welsh from UTA will lead a panel of employers in a discussion about how Utah employers use the National Career Readiness Certificate and the WorkKeys assessment.

According to Garife, “ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs. As part of ACT’s Work Readiness System, ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways.”

Learn more about Work Ready Communities, WorkKeys and Utah’s initiative at the following websites:
For more information, contact Community College Programs at 801-863-7348.