Posts related to ‘Education’

Governor announces work-based diesel tech program to employ more Utahns

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced a work-based learning program Tuesday that will put high school students on course to find jobs in the diesel service industry. The Diesel Tech Pathways Program provides early training and internships for high school students and guarantees them career opportunities after just one year of training at Salt Lake Community […]

Gov. Herbert delivers 2016 State of the State Address

Posted on: January 28th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert delivered the 2016 State of the State address before a joint session of the legislature and Utahns from across the state on January 27, 2016. Below is a transcript of his address. Click here to download a PDF of the full text. President Niederhauser, Speaker Hughes, Members of the Legislature, Justices […]

Governor, U.S. Navy Secretary announce “USS Utah”

Posted on: January 19th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next Virginia-class attack submarine USS Utah (SSN 801) Tuesday during a special naming ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda that included Navy servicemembers and family members of local Medal of Honor recipients. “This ship is about our future.” Gov. Herbert said. “As Roosevelt […]

Governor delivers NGA State of the States Address

Posted on: January 7th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert visited Washington, D.C. this week to deliver the National Governors Association (NGA) State of the States address and discuss his NGA Chair’s initiative with new House leadership. The governor’s initiative, “Finding Solutions, Improving Lives,” highlights state-based solutions to common problems so states can share best practices and showcase their breakthroughs. During […]

2015 Year in Review

Posted on: December 31st, 2015

From setting records for volunteer hours donated and job growth, to passing monumental legislation to protect the rights of the LGBT community and people of faith, to reaching population milestones and saying goodbye to some of Utah’s finest public servants, here is a look back at some of Utah’s biggest stories from 2015. Utah passes monumental LGBT non-discrimination & […]

Good news for education in Utah

Posted on: December 17th, 2015

So far, December has been a good month for education in Utah. Gov. Gary R. Herbert proposed $422 million in new money to public and higher education earlier this month, and two reports released this week show improvements in student graduation and enrollment. High school graduation rates in the U.S. are at an all-time high […]

Governor unveils FY 2017 budget with focus on education

Posted on: December 9th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert unveiled his budget recommendations for the 2017 fiscal year on Wednesday, once again prioritizing Utah students and teachers with 70 percent of new money committed to education. “Utah’s continued economic success and prosperity is dependent upon our education system,” Gov. Herbert said. “Education investments are critical in order to keep pace […]

Governor’s Office gathers socks on #GivingTuesday

Posted on: December 1st, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s Office is showing gratitude by lending a helping hand on Tues., Dec. 1 as part of a worldwide movement to encourage generosity, Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday). Started in 2010, #GivingTuesday promotes all kinds of giving activities so holiday shoppers will remember families in need as they cross things off their gift lists. […]

Governor visits refugees at state education and training center

Posted on: November 10th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and his wife Jeanette visited the Refugee Education and Training Center at Salt Lake Community College Tuesday to learn about job training and academic resources available to the estimated 60,000 refugees in Utah. “Refugees are a great asset to our state and local communities,” Gov. Herbert said. “They come with a […]

My afternoon in Ms. Austin’s classroom

Posted on: October 12th, 2015

The most impactful person in a student’s life, other than his or her own family, is a teacher. And Utah is blessed to have some of the very best. This afternoon I worked as a teacher’s aide in Darcie Austin’s kindergarten class at Washington Elementary. Working with a classroom of 20 active 5-year-olds, all on […]