Friday, May 18, 2018

Area High School Students Get First Look at New Westpointe Center

Around 70 high school students and 40 counselors from the Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Murray, Salt Lake and Tooele school districts were among the first public visitors at Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center. During their hardhat tour, students learned about the 13 training programs that will be offered when the center opens in September.

The groups of students and counselors received a sneak peek of areas that will serve as learning spaces for careers in the diesel, welding, composites, manufacturing, truck driving and solar industries. SLCC instructors also gave hands-on experiences for some of the disciplines that will be taught at the center.

The Westpointe Center will feature eight classrooms, 34 lab spaces and a three-acre lot for the College’s commercial truck driving program. It will also serve as home base for new college programs like industrial robotics and metrology.

The vision for Westpointe is that it will meet the rapidly evolving demands of business and industry in the region and become a one-of-a-kind, one-stop hub for anyone in the Salt Lake Valley interested in career and technical education.