Davis Chamber of Commerce
450 South Simmons Way Suite #220
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Published by Angie Osguthorpe
Posted on November 11, 2019
Davis Technical College is our featured member this week! Since 1978, Davis Technical College has been training people for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand jobs that lead to rewarding careers. A certificate of completion from a Davis Tech program means something in the workplace, which makes it a genuine ticket to opportunity. They offer 36 different programs in the areas of Business and Technology, Construction, Health Professions, Manufacturing, Service Professions, and Transportation.
Davis Tech is a public technical college ?– one of eight that make up the Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTech) – and probably a lot different from the traditional academic colleges you may be familiar with. Yet, these differences are what make them highly efficient and effective, potentially saving you significant time and money on your journey toward a job, career, or even additional education.
The Davis Tech mission is: We are a trusted learning community embracing technical education to promote student development and economic growth. Their vision is to be an innovative leader in delivering exceptional technical training that supports economic development.
This translates to a competency-based environment where concrete, measurable skills that are in-demand and industry-validated are taught. They value what you already know, advancing you forward as you demonstrate your skill mastery. They are an open-entry and flexible college. You can start most of their programs within days of being admitted and they design a schedule that works for you, making them a great option for working students.
They offer affordable tuition to full-time adult students, and high school students pay just $40 a year. If you can’t afford to attend, chances are they can find a way to help through scholarships and other financial aid. They even have on-site childcare!
In addition, they articulate with other schools so that your work done at Davis Tech transfers toward a degree at Weber State University, Utah State University, Salt Lake Community College, or LDS Business College. Many of their programs possess specific accreditations, while Davis Tech enjoys national accreditation by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
Darin Brush, President of Davis Technical College, is a genuinely kind and caring man. He is passionate about his job and helping every student that comes through his college. We asked Darin Brush what he loves about the Davis Chamber and he said, “I’m not a native of Davis County. The Davis Chamber introduced me to businesses and networks and fast-forwarded all of that for me. I participated in the Leadership Institute and it was the best thing I could have done. I built a network instantly, I got to know businesses on the ground, they introduced me to other folks. I find Davis County so collaborative. We work together to solve problems. You gave me a running start to do that. Our missions are so overlapped in serving business and economic development that we compliment each other so well. We bring training solutions to your membership, you can bring new members or current members to Davis Tech and we can solve workforce needs together. I love everything about the Chamber. I have been to a lot of Chamber of Commerces’ and I have never seen one so vibrant.”