The Utah career pathways program in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) recently was honored by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The council presented GOED with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of Partnership with Educational Institutions at the IEDC annual conference in Toronto, Canada.

Career pathway programs encourage industry partners to collaborate with education leaders to address critical workforce needs. Utah businesses in aerospace manufacturing, diesel tech and life science have created work-based learning programs that connect high school students and adult learners with education pathways to quality, high-paying jobs.

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