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State library joins Utahfutures.org

The Utah State Library is making an investment in Utah's workforce future by partnering with other state agencies to support UtahFutures.org, a free website that helps Utahns chose career paths.

The site is geared to students from grades 6-12 and adults entering the workforce. The site can help residents chart their future and determine a number of variables: how much money they want to earn, careers that best suit them, where to go to college, scholarships and resume writing.

UtahFutures is provided free to Utah residents through a statewide collaboration that includes the State Office of Education, Adult Education, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah Office of Rehabilitation, the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) and the federal GEAR UP program. All partners used money from existing budget sources and not from new state money.

The web site has already received over one-million hits since October 2009.

"This web site is a valuable tool and greatly improves the chances of finding and following a career path for students and adults alike," says state librarian Donna Jones Morris. "UtahFutures is about a year old and is already seeing a large number of users and the State Library is proud to be a part of Utah's future workforce."

Residents can create a free account and use the features offered by clicking on "Browse UtahFutures.org." Utah students must access their accounts using their school SSID number.

The Utah State Library is a Division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture.

For more information contact Jeri Openshaw at the Utah State Library, 801-715-6737 or jerio@utah.gov




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