Category Archives: News

Special Request From The Utah Career Center Apprentice Program

The Utah Career Center is still looking for volunteers to be class evaluators for the Fall semester. Evaluators are asked to commit to attending one class, twice during the semester on nights that are decided in advance and fit the evaluator’s schedule.The purpose of Classroom Evaluator Feedback is to improve our training program by helping […]

UCC News: Competition Winners & Upcoming Classes

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 the Utah Career Center held an apprentice skill contest that determined the apprentice representatives for the June District 5 Regional Contest. The competition was very close with each participant being a highly skilled apprentice. The winners are: HVAC – Jesse Breinholt – Mechanical Service & Systems Plumber – Mason Finch […]

Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees had to do in order to flourish, and over 100 skills you needed to […]

Lean Construction Seminar to Focus on Principles and Implementation

Register today for the UMCA May Education Seminar “Securing Our Future Using Lean Construction.” Join us on Thursday, May 17th from 7AM – 4PM at the Utah Career Center. Dennis Sowards will lead the class in exploring the latest in Lean Construction.  This course will focus on the principles and practical application of Lean and […]

UCC NEWS: May Brings Excitement at the Utah Career Center

The Utah Career Center will be holding an apprentice skills competition on Saturday, May 5. This competition will determine the apprentice representatives from the Utah Career Center for the District 5 Regional contest in June. The contestants are: HVAC: Jesse Breinholt – Mechanical Service & Systems and Dominick Romero – CCI Mechanical, Inc. Welder: James […]

What to Do When Personal and Professional Commitments Compete for Your Time

You’re double booked. It’s not just one meeting scheduled over another. It’s something for your family at odds with a work commitment. These situations can trigger guilt and stress. Guilt because you feel like you’re letting others down — no matter what you decide, you will lose. And stress because you can’t literally be in […]

UMCA Client Care Seminar Will Focus on Improving Communication Skills

Today is the final day to register for the Seven Deadly Sins to Client Care seminar. Join the UMCA at the Utah Career Center on Thursday, April 5 from 8:00AM-3:30PM for a course that will teach you how to communicate with your clients. Seven Deadly Sins to Client Care, presented by Lisa Austin will explore […]

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. Situations like these — […]