What is Learn and Work?

Learn & Work In Utah is an initiative supported by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Talent Ready Utah, and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) that provides tuition assistance for short-term education and training to Utah residents.

In support of our mission to provide exceptional care to the community and our students, UVU is pleased to offer 2 credit programs, and 8 non-credit programs through UVU Executive & Professional Education, at no cost to accepted students. Programs are offered on our Orem, Lehi and Wasatch campuses, as well as virtually via Zoom.

Offering skill enhancement and career advancement opportunity across a range of disciplines, the goal of these programs is to help Utah workers find new or better employment by providing short-term training that leads to specific high-demand jobs. All program details, and access to the application, are provided below, and you can access our FAQ page.

If you are seeking a new opportunity, Learn & Work In Utah through UVU can help you gain the skills you need to create a bright future. We encourage you to apply today!

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Contact Information


Application Deadline

Aug 31, 2021

University Programs

Process Improvement and Operations Management Certificate

The Process Improvement and Operations Management Certificate prepares graduates for careers in operations management. The courses packaged in this certificate offer practical, hands-on, and engaged learning experiences with opportunities to work on at least one industry project and to interact and network with industry professionals.

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Professional Sales Certificate

The Professional Sales Certificate program immerses students into three distinct sales disciplines: consultative selling, sales operations, and sales management. Through this immersion, students develop presentation skills, listening/questioning skills, sales-call skills, time & territory management skills, negotiation skills, prospecting skills, and sales technology skills, such as customer relationship management software (CRM). This program stacks directly into the UVU Bachelor's degree in Marketing and can be counted in any UVU business degree.

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Executive & Professional Education

Cybersecurity Intensive Training

The Cybersecurity Intensive Training program introduces students to the foundational principles of cybersecurity and develops the skills necessary to administer computer systems, and plan, implement, and monitor security controls for protecting information, computers, networks and to respond to computer security breaches and incidents.

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Data Analytics Professional Certificate

The Data Analytics Professional Certificate program prepares students with the fundamental knowledge and skill required to provide accurate, actionable insights that guide data-driven decision making. Offered in partnership with the Woodbury School of Business (WSB), students discover methodologies for extracting, organizing, interpreting, visualizing, and publishing data.

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Healthcare Management Professional Certificate

The Healthcare Management Professional Certificate program prepares students to serve in a multitude of health service management and administrative roles. Offered in partnership with the Woodbury School of Business (WSB) and the College of Health & Public Service (CHPS) at UVU, students in this program discover best practices in clinical resource utilization, value measurement, and data-driven decision making to deliver healthcare that fosters innovation, more comprehensive and inclusive patient care, and better economic outcomes.

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HR Management Professional Certificate

The HR Management Professional Certificate Program prepares students to lead and serve in a number of HR management and administrative roles. Offered together with the Woodbury School of Business (WSB) at UVU, students in this program discover best practices in HR operations, strategy, data analytics, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, benefits, engagement, retention, learning, and change management.

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Principles of Software Testing

The Principles of Software Testing Software course is designed to prepare students for careers as Manual Software Testers. This online course will guide students through a comprehensive curriculum that will provide them with the knowledge and skills required to enter and advance in the software development industry as manual testers.

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Project Management Professional Certificate

The Project Management Professional Certificate program will introduce students to the foundational principles of successful project management. Curriculum will cover concepts and solutions pertinent to project management, such as planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement.

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SHRM Learning System: Human Resource Certification

Prepare to become a Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM SCP) through an authorized course that will prepare and allow you to test for SHRM certification (Society for Human Resource Management). This program provides an up-to-date overview of key human resource management concepts and trends and is based on the current SHRM body of knowledge.

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Six Sigma in Project Management Certificate

The Six Sigma in Project Management Certificate prepares students to lead projects and processes designed to improve efficiency and quality assurance management. Offered in partnership with the Woodbury School of Business (WSB) and the College of Engineering & Technology (CET) at UVU, this program provides knowledge, skill and best practices for optimizing end-to-end business processes in product development, manufacturing, operations, service, customer relations, and other vital enterprise functions using Six Sigma tools, methodologies and its Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) model.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

All legal residents of Utah over the age of 18 are eligible.

How do I apply?

You can access the application by going to any program above and selecting the application button.

How are applications processed and accepted?

Applications are now being accepted on a continuous basis, with priority given to those who are unemployed, those who are returning to work, and/or those who live in rural, underserved areas. Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm MST, or until the programs are filled.

How will I know if I am accepted?

We will notify you about the status of your application by email and/or text as soon as possible, but not later than Friday, August 13th, 2021. You will then be asked to confirm your acceptance and we will help you enroll. Please note that we expect to receive several thousand applications, so we thank you for your patience as processing may take several weeks. All application information, including eligibility, processing and timelines is available here. If there is any new information, or an update about your application, we will contact you directly.

When do classes start, when are class times, how long do they run, etc.?

Programs will run at various times between July 1, 2021 and Jun 30, 2022. See each program page for specific dates, times, hours per week and length of course details.

Do I have to be a UVU student to be accepted/enrolled?

If you are accepted into one of the two programs that qualifies for academic credit, you will also need to complete an application and be admitted to the University. If you are accepted into a non-credit program, you do not have to be registered as a University student.

What if I start a program, but cannot finish it?

We ask accepted applicants to commit to attend and complete their programs. Once you confirm, and the program starts, we will be unable to replace you with another deserving student. We do understand that there are extraordinary and/or unexpected circumstances that might come up, however, so we will do our best to help you complete the program.

How can I get more program information?

All program information that is available is on the individual program’s page on this site. If any new information about programs becomes available, we will post it. Once you are accepted into a program, you will receive more program info and details. Please note that we expect to receive several thousand applications, and many more calls and emails, so we thank you for your patience as we do our best to respond.

Who do I contact if I have a question I don’t see answered here?

If you still feel you need to contact us, please email us at learnandwork@uvu.edu and we will do our best to respond to you as soon as we can.