Job Training for Utah

Utah Job Training
“Friendly State”

Utah presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.

Utah Economic Overview

In 2016, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the “Friendly State” ranked 31st with over $156 billion and ranked 30th with a per capita GDP over $44,000. For June 2017, Utah had an employed workforce of over 1.5 million and an unemployment rate of 3.4%. For 2016, Utah ranked 22nd on cost of living.

The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to the America at large; Utah’s rank on this measure has risen from 34th to 31th.

Utah Income Per PersonUtah Locations for Job Training

Here at OJT.com, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Utah, including the following major cities:

  • Utah Locations for Job TrainingLogan
  • Ogden
  • Provo
  • Salt Lake City
  • George

Utah Industries for Job Training

OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major Utah industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Utah economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.

Utah Sector Sizes

Utah OJT supersectors with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large are the Construction supersector and the Government supersector.

Construction. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Construction is the top growth supersector in Utah, relative to the rest of America, with over 98,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • SME Industries, Inc.
  • Snowbird Summits, LTD
  • Layton Construction Company, LLC
  • Okland/Skanska
  • Cache Valley Electric Company

Government. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Government is one of the top industries in Utah, with over 240,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • National Guard, Utah
  • Salt Lake City Corporation
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • United States Department of the Army
  • County of Salt Lake

Utah Growth Industries for Job Training

The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.

Utah Sector Growth

Utah OJT industries that grew their workforce 2% or more than the country at large are the Construction supersector, the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities supersector, and the Manufacturing supersector.

Construction. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Construction is the top growth industry in Utah, relative to the rest of America, with over 98,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Construction employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 7.9% compared to the national average of 3.5%.

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities is one of the top growth sectors in Utah, relative to the rest of America, with over 280,000 employed (20.5% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 3.4% while the national average grew only 0.8%. Companies reporting the most employee growth in this supersector are:

  • Sportman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc.
  • Zagg, Inc.

Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.

Manufacturing is one of the top growth industries in Utah, relative to the rest of America, with almost 130,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Manufacturing employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 2.5% while the national average was basically flat at 0.4%. Companies reporting the most employee growth in this supersector are:

  • Headwaters, Incorporated
  • Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Control Corporation
  • Dynatronics Corporation
  • Great Basin Scientific, Inc.

Utah Occupations for Job Training

The following shows Utah occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.

Utah Job Opportunities

Utah Job Training Providers

Utah has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see Utah Training. See OJT trainers in Utah for additional training providers.

At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in Utah. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in Utah, OJT.com can help you.

Drop OJT.com a line today and let us help you with your job training needs! 

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