New Americans in Southern Utah Symposium | GOEO & Utah Tech
The Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity is partnering with Utah Tech University to host a symposium on immigration and an immigrant workforce called the New Americans in Southern Utah Symposium on February 23rd.
Recognizing talent and workforce is one of the biggest challenges businesses face for both skilled and unskilled labor; this is an excellent opportunity to learn about untapped talent in the state and abroad. The symposium will bring together local and national leaders to discuss immigration and opportunities for engagement with an immigrant workforce and visa sponsorship.
This event elevates Utah’s thriving economy by bridging and accelerating the talent pipelines for refugees and immigrants. It convenes national experts and local practitioners to present data to help attendees understand the New American population in southern Utah. Additionally, the role of businesses in the immigration and workforce space will be discussed, and innovative strategies will be shared, including examples from national and local employers who attract and retain global talent.
This event also provides a platform to cultivate dialogue between local government entities, organizations, institutions, businesses, and the community on opportunities for sponsorship and building connected communities.
Presenting the latest research on New Americans in the southernmost counties of the state, the American Immigration Council will highlight the changing demographics of the area while sharing the economic contributions New Americans make that are vital to the area's growth.
The National Immigration Forum's Jennie Murray will present the business imperative for investments in an immigrant workforce and how immigration advances our country and economy when we bolster the skills and career pathways that meet businesses’ operational needs. Murray will highlight the federal immigration policy solutions and bring an industry perspective on the impacts on business.
Utah is leading the way in economic growth, and with that comes increasing demands for skills and talent to help businesses thrive. Anson Greene, Technical Consultant with World Education Service, will share the best practices in recruiting, retaining, and upskilling internationally trained professionals for businesses looking to expand talent strategies to include an immigrant workforce.
New American Voices Student Panel
Aspiring leaders from Utah Tech University's student body will share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges New American students experience integrating into campus life in university settings. The panel will highlight refugee, immigrant, and international student perspectives.
This session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to start, build, and row an immigration sponsorship program from a leading corporate immigration law firm, Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL), serving U.S. and global companies worldwide.
The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs has created Magnify Utah, a learning and resource hub for Utah's people, places, and stories. It provides statewide information and resources to support individuals seeking community connections. In this presentation, you'll learn how Magnify Utah can help celebrate Utah’s growing and expansive story and retain the vibrancy each Utahn brings to the state.
Colette Cox, Outreach Manager | Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
New Americans in Southern Utah Sympos...
Date and Time
Friday Feb 23, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
Utah Tech University Gardner Student Center Ballroom
225 South University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770
Chamber Ticket Discount Code: STGCC2024
$0 with discount code