From high school to the technical college to a job and onto Weber State. Nathan Fairchild took advantage of the opportunity to have free education while in high school and within six months after graduating, he had the training needed from the tech college to get a job at Enve as a machinist. From there he was able to continue his education at the university

Utah has many opportunities right here in our community for manufacturing jobs. There is a shortage of skilled workers for these manufacturing companies and many other types of businesses in the area. The Chamber of Commerce, along with schools and businesses in the area, have come together to help each other be successful.

The Workforce Committee was created to bring together businesses, government and education entities to enhance a vibrant economy by understanding workforce needs and aligning resources to meet the business demands. They are doing this by building partnerships, creating a resource list and also conducting seminars to educate the committee on a number of contacts.

Darren Rogers was named the new chair of the Workforce Committee for 2016-2017. He currently works for the Department of Workforce Services as an economic and workforce development specialist. The Workforce Committee will be sponsoring four employer seminars each year, which provides continuing education credits to companies’ human resource staffs. There will also be a monthly committee meeting held at the Chamber office - 2380 Washington Blvd. In addition to the employer seminars, committee members may network and discuss workforce issues at meetings and share networks and resources to strengthen and meet workforce needs.

By bringing the community of businesses, government and schools together, this committee can help fill the shortage of skilled workers and help to staff businesses. This committee has been in the works for a long time because of the growing need. They hope to have continued participation in the Workforce Committee from the local leaders to strengthen and develop in the areas needed throughout the community.