Tuesday, November 27, 2007

MATC grabs more trades students

As UVSC transitions to a university the founding (and floundering) trades program continues to lose market share to Mountainlands Applied Technology Center. And now UVSC is ceding a significant portion of its apprenticeship program to the much cheaper MATC.

Apprentice programs rewired
MATC partnering with UVSC to train students
(Deseret Morning News, November 25 2007)

According to the article, UVSC has surveyed local trades employers and found that most could care less about whether their employees have associates degrees or not. Why would students pay more money and take superfluous classes to get a degree that won't matter to their employers?

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