Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake Community College
News Article | April 29, 2017
Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Department of Workforce Services have successfully coordinated efforts to help refugees in Utah train for new jobs and improve their earning potential. This partnership has resulted in a 100 percent completion rate for three cohorts of refugees in the warehouse and distribution training program during 2016. “Some refugees come to the United States with great educational backgrounds, but other refugees may come and need to start at the beginning,” said Deneece G. Huftalin, president of SLCC. “This short-term training is an example of how SLCC is helping refugees start down a path toward economic prosperity.” Each one of the 35 refugees who became certified through the warehouse and distribution training program at the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center on the SLCC Meadowbrook Campus found new jobs or improved their wages. The 2016 training cohorts were funded through a Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership grant. Refugees received training at the Refugee Center, one-on-one assistance to create resumes and then support in preparing for and securing job interviews. “We’ve learned that refugees typically earn a lower wage than the general population and we are working to change that in Utah,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of Workforce Services. “Providing refugees with the opportunity to find well-paying jobs and become self-reliant is a benefit to them, to their families and to all of us.” The Refugee Center, which is a partnership between SLCC, Workforce Services and Utah State University, fosters opportunities for refugees to access a variety of programs, trainings and higher education leading to family-sustaining employment, as well as supporting refugees’ efforts to become integrated in Utah’s communities. In 2016, more than 25,000 refugees accessed programs at the Refugee Center, which hosted more than 1,600 workshops and activities including employment support, training, education, business development and skill development. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.
News Article | April 29, 2017
Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute’s annual Senior Collections Fashion Show will be April 29, 6 p.m. in the Atrium at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City. The event, dubbed “Untitled,” will feature art installations, alumni showcases and live performances. This year’s senior collections runway event will feature 12 student designers: Doris Marquez, Lisa Patrice Caldwell Glick, Shelley Felten, Mason-Emery Neufeld, Linda Lechtenberg, Zack Hess, Julia Sullivan, Kami Rosen, Madeline J. Huntsman, Megan Rogers, Rachel Rothenberg and Karlie Bordinko. Tickets are $20 for general public and $10 for students and are available through EventBrite.com. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. SLCC’s Fashion Institute, coordinated by Mojdeh Sakaki, is a training ground for diversely talented fashion designers and merchandisers. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Salt Lake Community College will honor graduates during commencement ceremonies May 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. This year’s keynote speaker will be Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and The CW Network series Jane the Virgin. Guerrero was raised in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston after being taken in by other Colombian families. She had an interest in acting since a young age and took advantage of free opportunities in the neighborhood or at school. Then she attended Boston Arts Academy, a performing arts high school, where she was in the music department. In 2015, Guerrero was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote citizenship and voter registration. Variety named her one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch. SLCC’s 2017 honorary doctorate recipients are H. Roger Boyer, chairman of The Boyer Company as well as its director and advisor, and the Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson, who was appointed to the Salt Lake County Justice Court by the Salt Lake County Commission in January 1999. Boyer received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Utah and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Graves-Robertson graduated from Arizona State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Judge Graves-Robertson received a Master of Arts in Public Administration in 1987 and Juris Doctor from the University of Utah in 1990. Lisa Gough, vice president of Sysco, and Shawn Newell, vice president of business development for Industrial Supply Company, were named Distinguished Alumni. Gough received her associate’s degree in business from SLCC in 1995 and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah in 1997. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Westminster College in 2007. Newell earned an associate’s degree in marketing management from SLCC and his bachelor’s of science degree in sociology from the University of Utah. Newell also earned a master’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 61,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.
News Article | May 9, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Granite Technical Institute Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to see where students start in the Utah Aerospace Pathways program before moving on to related courses at Salt Lake Community College and elsewhere. DeVos is expected to meet with officials from Granite, SLCC and local industries related to the Aerospace Pathways program at the Institute, 2500 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Since 2015, the Aerospace Pathways program has been providing Utah students the opportunity to graduate high school with a certificate in aerospace manufacturing and begin a career in that field. The first semester (60 hours of study) of the program takes place in high schools while the second semester (48 hours of study) is held at Salt Lake Community College and Davis Applied Technology College. Students also participate in paid internships during their senior year of high school. Coursework includes composite manufacturing, basic metrology, tool usage and safety, environmental health, precision measuring instruments, organization awareness, applied mathematics and reading. Upon completion of the program and after passing pre-employment requirements, students can work for program industry partners Boeing, Harris, Hexcel, Hill Air Force Base, Janicki or Orbital ATK. Jobs at these employers are considered to provide “family-sustaining” wages and, in some cases, include tuition reimbursement programs for continued education after working for the company for at least one year. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20. Granite School District is the third largest school district in the state of Utah, serving more than 67,000 K-12 students in 90 schools throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Granite offers students a myriad of educational pathways that cater to interests, goals and needs. Teachers in Granite receive ongoing professional development to help them prepare students for college, career and life in the 21st century world. The district has been nationally recognized for its new teacher mentoring program, industry partnerships, and unique approaches to help all students succeed.
News Article | May 9, 2017
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News Article | May 11, 2017
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems and software, today announced the recipients of its 2017 Spark Something Great Educational Grant. The winners, selected from a record 119 grant applications, represent ten high schools, vocational schools, and community colleges from throughout North America. In its third year, the grant program aims to get the latest plasma technology into schools so the next generation of metalworkers can train on the equipment they will find once entering the workforce. Each school will receive a Hypertherm Powermax45 XP plasma system, Hypertherm’s AWS SENSE approved “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” curriculum kit, and in-person training from a Hypertherm industrial cutting expert. “We are excited to get our systems into the hands of students who would not have the opportunity to learn plasma without a program like this,” said Betsy Van Duyne, who manages Hypertherm’s educational program. “Of particular note this year, none of our 10 grant recipients had a working plasma so it’s gratifying to know these students can now cut, gouge, and mark using a system as versatile as the Powermax45 XP.” The 2017 Spark Something Great grant recipients are as follows: 1. Judith Nyman Secondary School - Brampton, ON (Canada) 2. Universidad Tecnológica del Centro de Veracruz - Cuitláhuac, Veracruz (Mexico) 3. Escambia County High School - Atmore, AL 4. Magazine High School - Magazine, AR 5. Alamosa High School - Alamosa, CO 6. Zane Trace High School - Chillicothe, OH 7. Central High School - Independence, OR 8. Salt Lake Community College - Salt Lake City, UT 9. Auburn High School - Auburn, WA 10. Magnolia High School - New Martinsville, WV In addition to its Spark Something Great Grant, Hypertherm supports schools by offering educational discounts to both teachers and students, and by making all ten hours of its plasma curriculum available for free download to teachers. To date, teachers from more than 1,200 schools have acquired the lesson plans helping standardize the teaching of plasma cutting to thousands of students. Hypertherm also offers its ProNest for Education program which places its ProNest CAD/CAM nesting software in schools. Since launching the program last spring, Hypertherm has donated 41 ProNest packages valued at more than $6 million dollars. Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide. Learn more at http://www.hypertherm.com.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 909.44K | Year: 2010
This project is creating a faculty and industry mentored, student-run contract manufacturing organization known as STUDENTfacturED. Through this organization, students master competencies essential to biomanufacturing by preparing products that are needed by the community college biotechnology program, and neighboring high school biology and biotechnology programs. Both high school biotechnology and community college students, and students in the community colleges School of Business work within this organization. Mixing students from the Biomanufacturing programs with students from the School of Business allow each set to learn from the other, thereby deepening the learning of all involved.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 819.42K | Year: 2016
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) will develop new competency-based, open-entry, open-exit program for their biotechnology credentials, complemented by an open lab during extended evening and weekend hours. This will allow SLCC to offer students and incumbent workers opportunities for flexible scheduling and accelerated program completion. The benefits to students will be reduced costs and enhanced well-being, especially for students who have families and jobs. Complementing the project is a targeted effort to recruit underserved populations. Working with the local biotechnology industry through an advisory board, the curriculum will be tailored to the needs of local employers to ensure it provides well-educated technicians for a growing industry.
As a result of this project, SLCC will develop new practices in competency-based, open-entry, open-exit instruction and delivery that increases student access to biotechnology education and helps them earn a credential. This flexibility will save students money and support family life. This project leverages an existing Title III grant from the Department of Education. The new curriculum will be informed by a DACUM process that involves input from local industry. This will ensure that it meets the evolving needs of Utah biotechnology companies, articulates with local baccalaureate degree program, and develops the student skills needed by industry. Through proactive mentoring and advising, use of student analytics, and project evaluation, this project will identify effective practices and potential pitfalls of competency-based education programs in technician education. Through dissemination via the ATE community, this project will become a model for other programs serving students with similar needs.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 604.71K | Year: 2015
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) has received an NSF Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) award for their project entitled the SLCC (pronounced Slick)-STEM Scholars Program that will provide scholarships to academically talented, economically disadvantaged students that often experience low retention and graduation rates. The program has a special focus on women and minorities since these groups are at higher risk for not completing STEM degrees. In this way the project will ensure a robust, diverse workforce. Over the course of 4 years, SLCC-STEM will provide approximately 48 incoming students with a $10,000 scholarship for full time study over 2 years leading to a STEM degree. In addition, the project will provide scholarships for approximately 32 near completers to finish STEM degrees. Near completers are students who are within 30 credit hours of completion of a degree, but have been absent from college for at least 2 semesters.
SLCC will draw on its extensive network of relationships with area high schools and community partners to recruit students into STEM programs. In addition to financial support, SLCC-STEM will provide other support mechanisms including faculty mentoring, focused advising, opportunities for undergraduate scholarship, transfer assistance to baccalaureate programs, and a supportive social network. SLCC-STEM will work very closely with existing science research programs and the TRiO/Student Support Services Program to provide these services. Project evaluation will be both formative and summative assessment with qualitative and quantitative data collected from multiple sources to assess recruitment, retention, and graduation rates, as well as the effectiveness of the SLCC-STEM student support systems. The data generated will provide information on the most effective means to support underrepresented STEM students and to re-engage students who have nearly completed their degrees but have left school for a variety of family or financial reasons.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 50.00K | Year: 2013
In this collaborative project involving the University of Utah (NSF Award No. 1245904) and Salt Lake Community College (NSF Award No. 1245726), the investigators are promoting the wide implementation of the inverted, or flipped, classroom model and are conducting research on the effects of the new approach on faculty and students.
The investigators are developing a faculty training program for one of the most promising and transformative trends in STEM education -- the flipped classroom -- in which the traditional positioning of lectures and homework is reversed. Instead of lectures in class and homework out of class, students watch video lectures prior to class. The face-to-face time in class is then used for active and engaged problem solving, usually working with peers, guided by the instructor. The vast majority of students thrive in this learning-centered environment.
Prior to this project, early adopter faculty have created a number of hybrid courses in Utah, nationally, and globally. This project targets the next generation of flipped-classroom faculty (focusing on STEM faculty) to help them transform their courses and their students education. The project is meant to help faculty help their students learn better -- learn more, learn more easily, and enjoy learning.
The principal objective of this project is a faculty training program that meets the special needs of the flipped-classroom instructor. The investigators are using the flipped-classroom structure for the training program itself. Faculty members enroll in the training program in the same semester they are teaching their course, learning just in time to experiment with the relevant concepts in their classroom. Weekly modules over the 15-week semester cover active learning, creating and using video materials, and other effective practices, and culminate with the faculty member teaching two weeks of class fully in the flipped format. The entire program is available asynchronously online to meet the challenging schedules of faculty.
Although the training program is designed for the flipped classroom, much of the material is relevant to a wider variety of hybrid and online courses. The project is leveraging major investments by the State of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah in multimedia and video training materials for hybrid and flipped courses. The investigators intend for the training program to impact faculty beyond the state of Utah. All materials will be made available free online, with a Creative Commons license for reuse and adaptation.