Southwest Technical College

southwest technical college

The Southwest Technical College (SWTC) Health and Technical Building will provide critical technology training in response to regional workforce and economic development needs.  This facility includes 68,861 square feet of state-of-the-art training space for Welding programs, Manufacturing, Health, and Culinary Arts.  According to local industry leaders, the region is already experiencing shortages of skilled laborers in these key occupational clusters.  State projections provide further evidence of the facility’s criticality, showing that growth rates in these job sectors will exceed the region’s rapidly growing population.

The instructional space vacated by programs moving from the current facility to the new building will allow the remaining programs to expand enrollment capacity and increase instructional effectiveness.  Overall, it is estimated that the new building will increase the College’s capacity by 150%.  At its current rate of enrollment growth, SWTC expects to reach maximum capacity in the new building within five to seven years. 

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2016 – ENR mountain states project – best of higher education/research