[library-media] State Library joins UtahFutures.org

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Tue Nov 2 13:03:56 MDT 2010


NEWS RELEASE
September 28, 2010
Contact:  Jeri Openshaw – 801-715-6737
               Claudia Nakano - 801-859-8443
               Communications Director Department of Community and
Culture
 
 
UTAH STATE LIBRARY JOINS THE “UTAHFUTURES.ORG” CAREER BUILDING TEAM
The Utah State Library is making an investment in Utah’s workforce
future by partnering with other state agencies to support
UtahFutures.org, a free website that helps Utahns chose career paths. It
is geared to students from grades 6-12 and adults entering the
workforce. The site can help you chart your future and determine a
number of variables: how much money you want to earn, careers that best
suit you, where to go to college, scholarships and résume writing.
UtahFutures is provided free to Utah residents through a statewide
collaboration that includes: the State Office of Education, Adult
Education, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Utah System of
Higher Education, the Utah Office of Rehabilitation, the Utah Higher
Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) and the federal GEAR UP program.
All partners used money from existing budget sources and not from new
state money.  The web site has already received over one-million hits
since October 2009.
“This web site is a valuable tool and greatly improves the chances of
finding and following a career path for students and adults alike,” says
State Librarian Donna Jones Morris. “UtahFutures is about a year old and
is already seeing a large number of users and the State Library is proud
to be a part of Utah’s future workforce.”
You can create a free account and use the features offered by clicking
on “Browse UtahFutures.org.”  Utah students must access their accounts
using their school SSID number.
 
The Utah State Library is a Division of the Utah Department of
Community and Culture.  For more information contact: Jeri Openshaw at
the Utah State Library, 801-715-6737 or jerio at utah.gov 
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