What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.
Where: Granite Technical Institute (GTI), 2500 S. State St., Salt Lake City
3D Animation Room on the 3rd floor
(Go to the northwest end of the Granite School District campus and enter the doors to the five story building)
When: TODAY, December 12, 2012, 11:15 AM
11:15 AM Governor announces budget recommendations, Q&A
11:45 AM Tour the GTI's Shared Lab with the Governor, President Bioteau and media while class is in session.
Who: Governor Gary R. Herbert
Cynthia Bioteau, Salt Lake Community College
Martin Bates, Granite School District Superintendent
Devon Hartley, GTI Principal
STEM students at GTI
Governor's Senior Staff and Budget Staff
Background: The Governor's budget recommendations for FY2014 demonstrate a bolder education agenda, better aligning public education, technical education and higher education with the tools needed to achieve the Governor's goal of 66% of all Utah adults acquiring a certificate or degree by 2020-an economic necessity.
A major emphasis in the Governor's education budget is on science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. The Granite Technical Institute is a proven example of how students are prepared by education partners and business for STEM certifications and degrees.
The Governor's budget recommendations are based on current consensus revenue projections, agreed upon by both the Governor's Office and the Legislative Fiscal Analyst's Office. Federal budget and debt decisions, coupled with national economic uncertainty, make state fiscal prudence, diligence and caution requisite.
Visuals: Media are invited to tour the different floors of the GTI where students participate in classrooms and labs, including: bio-manufacturing/ biotechnology, 3-D animation, health science technology, aviation, information technology and agricultural science.
Embargoed hard copies of the Governor's budget proposal for FY 2014 are available to credentialed media at 9:00 a.m. this morning in the Governor's Office, Utah State Capitol, 2nd floor. The report will be available online later this morning at 11:30 a.m. by visiting, www.utah.gov/governor/news_media.
The Governor's budget announcement will also be live-streamed at www.governor.utah.gov/budget today at 11:15 a.m.