Workforce and Mobility

As Ogden’s economy booms, the need for skilled workforce is critical to attract new companies, improve the city’s employment portfolio, increase household income, and cultivate and retain commerce. I will continue to lead community coordination of education, government and industry partners in Northern Utah for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to prepare Ogden's workforce to access high-paying jobs.

TOGETHER WE HAVE:
• Driven the Mayor’s STEM Initiative to align resources that will prepare Ogden's workforce for STEM job pipeline. 
• Partnered with Ogden School District and Ogden City to receive a $300,000 STEM Professional Learning Community grant that will bolster students’ readiness for STEM-related careers in partnership with Hill Air Force Base, Department of Workforce Services, Weber State University (WSU), Ogden-Weber Applied Technical College (OWATC), Northrup Grumman, Parker Hannifin, Purch, Williams International, and Logistics Specialties Inc.
• Supported Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership at OWATC and WSU in program development.
• Received designation as a Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) community.

TOGETHER WE WILL:
• Continue resource alignment for STEM program development.
• Activate the STEM grant and expand high school certificate pathways in Advanced Composites, IT/Software and Engineering.
• Increase the number of high school students who earn industry-recognized STEM credentials for in-demand careers.
• Use UAMMI funding to create a Solutions Center in Ogden to develop innovation in advanced materials and manufacturing.