Video: Education’s impact on the Utah Economy

Nearly 100,000 Utahns awoke this morning ready to work but had no job to go to. Ironically, in a time of high unemployment, many Utah businesses have jobs they cannot fill simply because workers with the right education and skills are not available.

Education plays a critical role in our recovery from the longest, widest and deepest recession since the Great Depression and it is the key to long-term prosperity.

We sat down to discuss the tie between education and a strong economy with Cheryl Oldham, vice president and executive director of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.