The IT Pathways program is designed to help ensure the continued growth and success of Utah’s tech industry. The launch of IT Pathways is an important step toward meeting tech workforce needs. It will expand beyond just coders and software engineers by making it possible for people to enter the tech workforce at various stages of their learning and careers. The IT Pathways program will build bridges between high school, college, and business, preparing Utah students for brighter futures.
The IT Pathways Program will educate students, and parents, about the new economy, and what it takes to prosper, as well as recognize the skill sets required for each career. This program will be an important investment — for education, for our growing workforce, for the IT industry and for economic opportunity — in other words, for Utah’s future.
Three regions across the state will participate in this pilot program beginning this fall. Those regions include:
- Nebo, Provo and Alpine School Districts in articulation with Mountainland Tech College and Utah Valley University (UVU).
- Canyons School Districts in articulation with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and the University of Utah.
- Davis School District in partnership with Davis Tech College and Weber State University
The goal is to make this pathway available statewide; these three regions will help to set the stage to lead other regions as they implement this pathway in the future.
This partnership could not be made possible without the industry partner’s involvement. Participating companies include; Dell EMC, DOMO, Instructure, Pluralsight, Workfront, Xactware, Banyan, Nuvi, Microsoft, Qualtrics and InsideSales.
The IT Pathways Program is part of Talent Ready Utah, which Governor Herbert announced last year. Talent Ready Utah is focused on developing and enhancing job-training programs to meet current industry needs for more qualified workers.