View a detailed schedule of events and classes available at the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center.


The Office of Refugee Resettlement reports that the average wage for refugees in Utah is $8.25 per hour — not enough to become self-sufficient and support a family. Programming at the Utah Refugee Center serves as a bridge to help refugees access higher education and training programs needed for better paying jobs.

Jobs Connections

Weekly course offering assistance with soft skills, access to available jobs and connection to diverse employer base.

One-on-One Employment Counseling

Comprehensive individual employment support for refugee customers, including resume development, interview preparation and employment connections.

Employer Site Tours

Offering job seekers a chance to visit employer sites, learn about the available job options and interact with the hiring officials.

Soft Skills Gear Up

Opportunity for underemployed customers to receive mock interviews, resume feedback and career guidance directly from some of the top human resource officials in the state.

Application Labs

Opportunity for job seekers to interact with one single employer, apply for jobs on the spot and complete the interviews.

Career Planning

Long-term career planning and assistance to develop pathways for future career growth.


Our partners are connecting refugees to training programs to help them obtain the skills needed for higher paying jobs to support their families.

  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Framing
  • Medical Manufacturing
  • Sewing for Self-Sufficiency
  • Apartment Maintenance
  • Food Handlers Permit
  • Driver’s Licence Class
  • Adult Leadership Training

Microbusiness Connection Center

Assists entrepreneurs in developing business plans and connecting with resources in the community. Learn more.

Business 101

Course helps refugee entrepreneurs devise a business plan.

Individual Development Account (IDA)

A four-week workshop that educates refugees about financing and the importance of saving. An IDA is a monthly match savings program that matches any savings accounts refugees set up for education, their own business, a house or a car.

Child Care Licensing

Course focuses on a variety of workshops needed to complete the requirements for a child care license.

English Language Learning

Being a crucial part of successful integration and sustainable wage employment, we offer multiple courses catering to a variety of levels.

ESL - Job Readiness and Financial Literacy

Course focuses on helping refugees gain English language capabilities relating to employment and financial literacy.

Conversation Class

Course that brings refugees and mainstream community volunteers together to engage in social conversations allowing refugees to practice English and meet American friends


Being a crucial part of successful integration and sustainable wage employment, we offer multiple courses catering to a variety of levels.

Basic Computer Literacy

Three-part course to help refugees gain basic computer literacy

IT Careers

Nine-month training to prepare students to test for the CompTIA A+ Certification, providing students with the skill set needed to be successful in IT support careers.

Computer Programming

Introductory courses in HTML, CSS and Javascript web development, and year-long advanced training in preparation for the OCA Java Certification.

Youth Education

We provide youth and young adults the opportunity to connect with higher academic learning and training as they begin their job exploration and careers.

STEM-based education through computer programming, robotics and critical thinking activities.

Community-Led Events

The Utah Refugee Center's serves as a gathering place for refugee community groups to build stronger and more integrated communities.

Current Programs:

  • Bhutanese computer classes
  • South Sudanese computer classes
  • Sudanese public speaking course
  • Bhutanese photography class
  • Women's sewing group
  • Life skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Language courses for children
  • Community board meetings
  • Cultural events