Three Utah colleges and one applied technology center have received $303,082 from the state to establish high technology training programs. Administered by the Office of Job Training for Economic Development, the programs will address critical training needs of local industry.

Receiving the grants were the Ogden Weber Applied Technology Center for automated manufacturing technical training, $59,080; Snow College for computer window programming training, $94,875; Utah Valley Community College for computer network training, $90,127; and Dixie College for three-dimensional modeling training, $59,000."Developing a highly skilled and productive work force enhances Utah's ability to attract industry. It also allows many Utahns access to quality education, good-paying jobs and a higher standard of living," said director Shari Resch.