Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is launching a new program designed to help unemployed or furloughed Utah residents whose job reduction is due to the effects of COVID-19. With funding secured through the CARES Act, the college is offering 27 courses and programs ranging from healthcare and advanced manufacturing to information technology and transportation.

“In this time of need, we are continuing to tap every resource available to help our community members enhance their careers or start a new one,” said Rick Bouillon, associate vice president for workforce and economic development at SLCC. “We have a tremendous team of faculty, industry trainers and staff who have designed the most effective courses and programs being requested today.”

Programs in SLCC’s “Learn & Work in Utah” initiative range from computer programming and Adobe InDesign training to line worker pre-apprenticeship, advanced composites and professional truck driving.

“In the healthcare program, clinical lab assistants are trained to work in doctors’ offices, hospital laboratories and other outpatient labs as an integral member of the allied healthcare delivery team,” said Bouillon. “In another program, Microsoft Office System classes will provide a foundation to learn to write documents, take notes, create spreadsheets, develop PowerPoint presentations and more. The CARES Act funding will cover tuition costs, which will offset the financial obligation for any qualified Utah resident who’s looking to enhance skills immediately.”

Application for the program can be made at

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