Talent Ready Utah, an initiative housed within the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announces the Utah Architecture, Engineering and Construction Pathway program at the Weber State University (WSU) Davis Campus. WSU President Brad Mortenson, GOED, construction leaders and other officials were on hand with more than 500 students at a Design-Build Day on March 29, 2019, to kick-off the program.

“The construction industry supports every industry in our state, and is the catalyst to ensure our growing state can keep up with the growing demand,” said Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “This new pathway program has the support of industry, which is driving the conversations, reviewing curriculum and most importantly, providing opportunities for students.”

The Utah Architecture, Engineering and Construction Pathway program will be a catalyst to a high-demand and high-paying jobs in the state of Utah. Students can enter the pathway as early as the eighth grade and continue through high school, technical college and Weber State University. They can earn stackable credentials along the way.

Weber State University Department of Construction and Building Sciences is a leader in this Talent Ready Utah pathway program. Other institutions participating are Davis Technical College, Ogden–Weber Technical College, Davis School District, Weber School District, Ogden School District and Morgan School District. Also instrumental in the planning was the State Board of Education and the Department of Workforce Services.

For more information, contact career counselors at participating schools. Additional information will be available soon on talentreadyutah.com.

The following industry organizations participated in the program’s launch: American Council of Engineering Companies of Utah, American Institute of Architects of Utah, American Institute of Building Designers Utah Chapter, American Subcontractors Association of Utah, Association of Building Contractors of Utah, Association of General Contractors of Utah, Design Build Institute of America Utah Chapter, Home Builders Association of Utah, Independent Electrical Contractors of Utah, National Association of Women in Construction Utah Chapter, Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association.

Photos of the event are available here.