Expanding Apprenticeship Opportunities in Utah


To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Apprenticeship Utah and the Department of Workforce Services hosted the first annual Apprenticeship Utah Summit on November 15, 2022 at the Weber State University Davis campus in Layton. More than 100 employers in 10 different industries gathered in-person to learn about the benefits of adding or expanding apprenticeships within  their organizations. An additional 27 people attended virtually. Attendees had the opportunity to network with other organizations to share what they've learned from implementing apprenticeships. More...



National Apprenticeship Week 2021 a Success

Gov. Spencer Cox declared Nov. 15-20, 2021 National Apprenticeship Week in Utah. The declaration stated, “Registered Apprenticeship is a time-tested and proven method of ensuring that the demand of skilled workers can be met in Utah and nationally.” In a meeting with Melisa Stark, Commissioner of Apprenticeship programs, and members of the Apprenticeship Utah Network, Cox expressed the importance of increasing apprenticeship opportunities in our state as another pathway to career success. More...


Apprenticeships to Assist in Utah’s Labor Shortage

As businesses struggle to hire enough workers, and as many Utahns are striving to earn a living wage, the state launched Apprenticeship Utah, a new initiative promoting apprenticeships. Apprenticeship Utah provides resources for businesses, future apprentices and educators including a new comprehensive website - apprenticeship.utah.gov, a public awareness campaign and the Utah Apprenticeship Network. Apprenticeships provide a way for employers to address the current worker shortage while building a skilled workforce. Apprentices get paid for on-the-job training and earn more over their whole career. More...