Southeastern employers panel members exploring super host training as method to meet local needs
Members of the Southeastern Utah Employers Committee discussed several items concerning area employment needs and training at the group's last monthly meeting.
An update of the customer service seminar was presented. The two-hour program is slated Sept. 14.
Sheila Manzanares presented information concerning the Moab Travel Council's adoption of its version of the super host training that came from the Calgary Olympics.
The council wants to conduct an employer survey. Mike McCandless indicated that he would be willing to do survey.
The group also discussed several people who could serve as employee training supervisors.
Names included Kathy Ham-mon, Suzanne Taylor, Suzette Alger, Karon Mills and Carrie Keller.
The group agreed that the committee needs to be a resource to employers in southeastern Utah.
Manzanares stated that the panel will look at obtaining the super host and training programs so the committee can be a resource to the community.
The committee decided to have Karon Mills attend the training to see if it would be worth having others attend.
It was also suggested that she attend several sessions and then customize training to fit the communities in the area.
In addition, Mills was asked to direct the September seminar.
Committee members were invited to attend a business consultant conference in Park City on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10.
At the conference, employees statewide will discuss and learn to sell the programs offered by the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
The next job fair in Price will be presented in March 2002.
Joe Piccolo challenged the committee to be motivated and assist the county in becoming more experienced and trained through applied technology opportunities in order to be ready for the upcoming proposed coal mine and power plant expansions.
"It would be beneficial to our community to have our unemployed or inexperienced workers ready for employment before it occurs," stated Piccolo.
Piccolo indicated that forming a response team from the committee members would benefit the community with information concerning training through applied technology, upcoming job possibilities, rental properties or real estate sales.
"This committee could contact the coal mines and power plants to find out what type of workforce they are in need of to assist our community to become trained before the jobs are available," pointed out Piccolo to the committee.
Roger Sparks suggested having a committee member be from the College of Eastern Utah.
Nick Tatton suggested having CEU president Ryan Thomas attend the committee meeting to express the needs of the community and what the college can do to assist with the concern.
The next committee meeting is scheduled Aug. 17 at noon at the Price employment center.