Feb 28, 2018, Cedar City, Utah: Southwest Technical College (Southwest Tech) is pleased to announce that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to assist the College with a major remodel project at its facility at 510 West 800 South in Cedar City, Utah.

The Southwest Tech Business and Technology Building, at 510 West 800 South, requires extensive remodeling in order to relocate its Automotive Technician and Professional Truck Driving Programs. These two programs are currently taught off-campus at a leased facility. The remodel project is set to kick off summer of 2018.

“This relocation will be extremely beneficial for our students,” said Southwest Tech VP, Will Pierce. “First of all, students will have closer access to counseling and student services on our main campus. Also, bringing these programs back on campus gives our concurrently enrolled high school students easier classroom access. Students from Cedar High School can walk next door and students from Canyon View High School can be bussed, where right now, students from both schools are responsible for their own transportation to and from the off-site location.”

Southwest Tech College President Brennan M. Wood stated, “The College is extremely grateful for this commitment and appreciative that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation thought so much of the College that they would choose to support technical education and our students in this way. With this donation, we are ready to begin the design work with a goal to complete the automotive and truck driving move in mid-2019.”

“Private donations raised by the College are invaluable in providing our students with what they need to complete their education,” explained David Westwood (Southwest Tech Board Chair). “Whether in the form of scholarships, equipment or grants for facility improvements, the financial support of our students and programs is crucial to the College.”