Services & Benefits

The Workforce Development program currently offers the following learning pathways, which will help adults 18 and older to increase their wages, start a new career, and reach their education goals:

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Utah Community Action offers an in-house Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) to qualified applicants. The CDA is the most widely recognized certification in early childhood education, and it offers great career potential once completed. Getting a CDA requires 120 hours of class instruction, plus an additional 480 hours of preschool classroom experience. Classes are held once a week and follow a school-year schedule.

Sauté Culinary Employment Training: Coming Soon

Sauté Culinary Training Program is a two-week course with the option of an additional week of culinary skill building in the kitchen. Gain the skills to start a new career or increase your income, earn your Food Handlers’ certificate, and receive assistance with resume building and interview skills.

Job Readiness and Financial Literacy

Whether you are looking to further your education, change careers or update your resume a case manager will be with you through every step. Personalized learning paths may include just one or all six Job Readiness topics.

Through one on one personalized meetings with one of our Adult Education Case Managers, you will be better equipped to reach financial stability. Personalized learning paths may include just one or all six Financial Literacy Topics.



GED Prep Program

Ready to get your GED? We offer free online resources and individualized support to help you reach your goals!

  • Regular check-ins
  • Free online resources
  • Partnership with in-person GED classes
  • Math tutor available
  • Practice tests
  • All fees, including exam fee, covered

Post-Secondary Education Referrals

Based on the current job market, the Workforce Development program collaborates with community partners to assist individuals with career specific training.

English Second Language (ESL)

Utah Community Action provides referrals for adults interested in English as a Second Language education.


All adults 18 and over with any skill or learning level. Non-native English speakers are welcome to join!

By income
All income levels are accepted.

By location
Residents of Salt Lake or Tooele Counties.

What to Expect

Here is a timeline for what to expect to start our Workforce Development courses and classes.

  • Step 1

    Fill out our Online Interest Form below to let our Adult Education staff know which programs you're interested in.

  • Step 2

    Our team will reach out to you within a few days to finish applying for your program of choice over the phone.

  • Step 3

    Start classes! Begin learning the skills you need to reach your educational and career goals.

Learn More

To get more information about the Workforce Development programs, fill out the form below.