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Workforce

VISION
A responsive, engaged training provider whose solutions are continually aligned with the needs of the business community and provides relevant career pathways for individuals.

MISSION
To develop a highly skilled workforce to ensure the vitality and diversity of our regional economy, enhancing the success of our businesses and community members.

VALUES
Accessible, agile and creative, in addition to the Salt Lake Community College values of collaboration, community, inclusivity, learning, innovation, integrity and trust.

Business & Finance
Business & Finance

Training in accounting, finance, management, and computer software increases employment opportunities, advances businesses, and furthers professional development.

ED4Life
ED4Life

Program Certifications in a broad range of areas for professional advancement as well as personal interest.

Energy
Energy

Educational programs to support the energy industry, in renewable resources and energy management.

Healthcare
Healthcare

Training in healthcare programs that provide industries with ongoing support, and help new learners gain needed skills to enter the growing market.

Information Technology
Information Technology

Certifications and trainings in programming, security analysis, software design and more that support existing employees in the IT industry, and provide high demand skills to those looking to enter the workforce.

Manufacturing & Advanced Materials
Manufacturing & Advanced Materials

Training for careers in composites, plastics, non-destructive testing and other elements in the manufacturing process.

Technical Training
Technical Training

Technical training allows people to put their passions to work. Businesses can cultivate employee skills, and those seeking new opportunities can find new pathways for career opportunities.

Transportation
Transportation

High-quality, cost-effective training in the transportation industry, with emphasis in automotive, diesel and aviation.

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Kiza Hemedi, a single mom and refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, would not let her lack of experience in technology prevent her from excelling in the six-month Basic Technology training, made possible by a grant through Utah's Department of Workforce Services TANF program.

As the least experienced student in the class, Kiza averaged 31 percent in her online pre-assessments. She had never used a computer before stepping foot onto the SLCC campus.

In the Pre-Basic Technology course, while Kiza struggled with the concepts taught in keyboarding, basic computer components, and Internet and email navigation and safety, she completed the course with 100 percent attendance. As she progressed into the Basic Technology I course where she learned Microsoft Word, Kiza put in extra hours one-on-one with instructors to develop her resume and fully comprehend class material. Talking with her SLCC Workforce instructors inspired Kiza to begin applying for a new job in the healthcare field; however, she met obstacles. Despite being a nurse in Congo, Kiza had worked as a hotel housekeeper since her arrival in Utah. She felt discouraged by the lack of opportunities for herself and her family.

By the end of the Basic Technology II course, where Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint are taught, Kiza averaged 90.7 percent in her online post-assessments. Empowered by her success in the classroom, Kiza found a new sense of confidence and started applying for new job opportunities. Shortly after completing her six-month training, she obtained employment in janitorial services at the Salt Lake City International Airport. As part of her interview process, Kiza was required to take an online computer assessment. She passed the exam on her first try with flying colors.

With her employment at the SL International Airport came a higher wage, which allowed her to obtain her driver's license and purchase a vehicle.

"Life is very difficult as a refugee," Kiza said. "In my home country I was a nurse but I cannot be a nurse here. Before I started these computer classes, I didn't know anything about computers and my children would laugh at me. But, the SLCC teachers are very good and patient with me. Now I can send emails and open attachments and show my children my skills!"

Kiza continues to use her newfound skills and confidence to make a place for her family in Utah; she began GED studies in January. Kiza plans to work toward becoming a certified nursing assistant, allowing her to return to the healthcare industry. Her son Tony also attends SLCC.