Various types of funding and resources can help make employers fill their talent pipeline through various programs.

Utah Works

The Utah Works Program grant drives partnerships between businesses and educational institutions to create short term new hire training programs to address high demand company identified workforce gaps.  Funding is used in collaboration with cost sharing efforts from the partners to; create training curriculum, procure tools and training resources, reimburse tuition and/or faculty salaries,  support program marketing, and fund other efforts that directly support the training program requirements. For more information, please contact Deneise Coughlin,

Strategic Workforce Investment

During the 2016 legislative session, the Utah State Legislature created the Strategic Workforce Investment (SWI) fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide resources to establish educational pathway partnerships that serve regional and statewide industry workforce needs. These pathway programs are meant to provide workforce for high growth and wage occupations. The application opens every year in September and are due the beginning of January. Here is the call for proposal document from the 2021 SWI Proposal Round.

Listen to Scott Romney discuss the proposal and answer questions from the October 13, 2020 technical assistance call. If you have additional questions, please contact Scott at

Please see the links below to view previously funded proposals: