Industry outlook on education

August 1, 2012
Author: Utah Business

Utah’s education system faces many difficult challenges, from reduced funding to meeting the needs of tomorrow’s workforce. The state’s education leaders discuss the many challenges and opportunities inside Utah’s classrooms, specifically the state’s goal to have 66 percent of all Utahns earn a certificate or degree by 2020.

We’d like to thank Vicki Varela, president of Varela Strategic Communications, for moderating the discussion.

Michael Hardman, University of Utah; Ted McAleer, USTAR; Cameron Martin, Utah’s State Board of Regents; DeLaina Tonks, Open High School of Utah; Christopher Picard, SLCC; Mike Bouwhuis, Davis ATC; Greg Lindley, Holland & Hart; Joe Peterson, USU Eastern; Dave Hardman, Prosperity 2020; Kelle Stephens, Dixie ATC; Suzanne Winters, BioInnovations Gateway; Vicki Varela, Varela Strategic Communications; Deborah Bayle, United Way of Salt Lake; David Tietjen, Argosy University; Darris Howe, University of Phoenix; Collette Mercier, Ogden Weber ATC; Carri Jenkins, BYU; Ann Millner, Weber State University; Larry Shumway, Superintendent State of Utah; Luke Peterson, UVU; Stan Albrecht, USU; Cid Seidelman, Westminster College.