Utah Technology Apprenticeship Program (UTAP)
There is a professional talent shortage in the Utah tech industry that grows every day. Utah’s tech industry averaged 3.6 percent job growth per year from 2007 to 2017, for a growth rate that was more than double that of the industry on a national level. The accelerated job growth rate compounded with Utah’s low unemployment rate created about 6,000 unfilled tech jobs in Utah.
With more than 116,000 in direct employment, Utah’s tech sector has an average yearly compensation of $102,000 per position, nearly 75 percent higher than the average of $58,400 paid per job in other industries. The Utah Technology Apprenticeship Program (UTAP) connects local talent with local industry to increase access to tech career opportunities and fill open tech positions.
The Utah Technology Apprenticeship Program is an innovative solution to find talent for Utah’s tech companies. By leveraging strong partnerships between industry and post-secondary education, UTAP provides assessment, recruitment, and creates apprenticeship opportunities in the state of Utah. Community partnerships include the Department of Workforce Services, Silicon Slopes, Association for Information Management (AIM), STEM Action Center, Weber State University, and Salt Lake Community College.
The Utah Technology Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications for those interested in participating in a program that could change their life. Now is the time to begin your career in tech.