Intermountain Bobcat donated $50k for our 50th Anniversary to the SLCC Diesel Tech Program at Westpointe Center on behalf of our Employees and Company. SLCC is deeply grateful for the members’ vision and their responsiveness to the need for this high-tech training environment. Local industry and nonprofit leaders, including Scott Machinery/Intermountain Bobcat. What a nice gesture of SLCC to dedicate a conference room at the new Building to IntermountainBobcat.
Salt Lake Valley will experience a milestone in technical education when Salt Lake Community College opens its $43 million Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center.
Strategically located in Salt Lake City’s industrial Northwest Quadrant, positions it to feed demand for skilled workers as technologies evolve. Those businesses will continue to rely on SLCC’s Westpointe to be nimble and to respond to changing industry needs. Salt Lake Community College’s Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center will be integral to the Wasatch Front’s long-term economic vitality.
Located near the Salt Lake City International Airport, the 121,000-square-foot building will provide space for collaboration with industry partners in multiple fields integral to the Wasatch Front’s long-term economic vitality.
The expansion means SLCC will continue to be the primary post-secondary provider of best-in-class workforce education in Salt Lake County. This vibrant new facility will support the community’s training needs in a flexible, high-quality space that will benefit business, industry and the surrounding community for decades. It will allow SLCC to fulfill its mission as Salt Lake County’s primary post-secondary provider of workforce education.
The 121,000-square-foot building will provide space for collaboration with industry partners in multiple fields and will provide students interested in technical careers with a one-of-a-kind, one-stop educational center. SLCC’s Westpointe is a solid investment in the Salt Lake Valley’s future. The expansion means SLCC will continue to be the primary post-secondary provider of best-in-class workforce education in Salt Lake County.
The $43 million Westpointe project was funded by an appropriation of the 2016 Utah legislature. Since the project’s inception, local leaders have stepped forward to support this new learning environment with gifts that support scholarships, equipment and facility upgrades. This new center will become a one-of-a-kind, one-stop hub for those interested in key technical careers in the Salt Lake Valley, where traditional students acquire skills to begin their careers, where incumbent workers enhance or improve their skills to increase their value to their employers, and where transitioning and underemployed workers can gain rapid training in a field that will allow them to successfully re-enter the workforce quickly.
Related disciplines like advanced manufacturing, machining, composites technology and welding are intentionally clustered within the facility to foster collaboration and replicate an actual work environment. The center is intended to support current and future training needs in a flexible, high-quality space that will benefit business, industry and the surrounding community for decades.
According to SLCC, private investment for equipment and scholarships helps SLCC produce skilled workers who are ready to contribute from day one with a new employer. We are deeply grateful to the local leaders who have quickly identified Westpointe’s potential and have offered their support.