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Utah Governor Announces New Statewide STEM Education, Workforce Partnership

September 12, 2012

Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced a new public-private partnership that will establish the Salt Lake City region as a top ten center for technology jobs and businesses. To achieve this goal, the state plans to undertake a statewide planning process to identify and build on current successes and create greater collaboration in Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The statewide STEM education and workforce partnership is a collaborative project of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah State Office of Education and Prosperity 2020 — a business-led movement to advance educational investment and innovation within the state. The state hopes that by 2020:

  • 66 percent of Utahns will have post-secondary certificates and degrees;
  • 90 percent of Utah elementary students will be proficient in reading and math; and,
  • The greater Salt Lake area will be a top ten center for technology jobs and businesses.

Read the press release...

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