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Utah 2019 Legislative Session Begins In Earnest

The Utah State Legislature kicked off its 2019 Session on January 28th and things are heating up very quickly.  It is currently anticipated that hundreds of bills will be filed this session for review.  Some of the major issues so far include taxes, electronic data privacy and overall medicaid expansion.  The UMCA is closely monitoring […]

4 Impactful Employee Engagement Strategies For Small Budgets

Employee engagement doesn’t require the budget of Google to be impactful. In fact, most employees value stronger relationships with their managers and colleagues. Managers who invest in developing strong relationships with their employees experience increased loyalty and engagement. A recent survey by Gallup found only 13% of employees are engaged at work. The more shocking […]

Registration Now Open For February Negotiations Seminar

Plan to join us on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 12PM-4:30PM at the Utah Career Center for the first of the 2019 Spring Education Series. Whether you’re a company principal, executive, or project manager-negotiations are critical to a project’s success. Even with years of experience, we’re often left with questions about the effectiveness of our […]

UMCA Annual Holiday Dinner Celebrates Renewed Relationship

On Tuesday, December 18 UMCA members gathered at the Salt Lake Country Club to celebrate the year and holiday season. Members enjoyed a festive and cheerful evening highlighted by the Joe Muscolino Music Trio, social drinks, and a buffet dinner. UMCA President, Jason Bleak, welcomed members and recognized the success realized and progress made between […]

Utah Career Center: Looking Back At 2018

2018 proved to be an eventful and unconventional year at the Utah Career Center. The year began at full steam with apprentices and instructors fully employed, with many working several hours. While it was hectic, it provided good opportunities for apprentices the gain invaluable training. However, as 2018 progressed life at the training center became […]

Spring 2019 Education Series Lineup Released

The UMCA Board of Directors and staff have been working hard to identify and secure educational seminars for 2019 that will provide great opportunities for growth and continued improvement for UMCA members. In response to membership requests and feedback the UMCA has organized a lineup of classes for Spring 2019. The seminars offered this Spring […]

Registration Closing Soon For The UMCA 2018 Annual Holiday Celebration

Join UMCA members on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Salt Lake Country Club for an evening of celebration. Festivities begin at 6:30PM with a cocktail hour featuring appetizers, beverages and entertainment by the Joe Muscolino Band. At 7:30PM attendees will make their way to the dining hall for a memorable holiday feast.  The dress […]

Annual Business Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration for the UMCA Annual Business Meeting is now available online! Plan to join UMCA members at the Annual Business meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at The Grand America Hotel. The meeting begins at 1:30PM with a review of the year and discussion regarding the most pressing issues facing Utah Contractors. In 2018 we […]