Based on information provided by several local Life Science firms, it is clear that there will be a need for an increase in the skilled labor force in southern Utah. We have estimated that 200+ skilled workers will be needed in the next 1–2 years for these local and relatively small firms.
This doesn’t include the future growth in Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center as they add 400,000 square feet and enlarge their cancer center.
DSU has consulted with local industry leaders to increase the skilled workers in our region after hearing for years about the lack of a qualified workforce in southern Utah. DSU is a rapidly growing institution, which still retains the flexibility to develop programs that are directly relevant to local employers.