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Is Training Our (Much Needed) Talent Taking Too Long?

Salt Lake City is committed to finding skilled employees that our business owners need. Our Department of Economic Development Workforce Development Manager Jake Maxwell offers this latest blog on how to do just that – through building a stronger, more efficient learning highway. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback.

The question about the quality, work-ready college graduates keeps coming up. There are many disputes back and forth between education and industry. One, college is not producing the “soft skills” like teamwork and critical thinking, and two, industry is being challenged to re-evaluate why they require a degree in the first place. I would like to break down both positions.

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