Southwest Technical College (Southwest Tech) announced a $10,000 scholarship donation from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and a $20,000 automotive scholarship donation from an anonymous donor. These donations will help several future students obtain employable, technical skills.
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has played an integral role in helping Southwest Tech’s scholarship program get off the ground. Since its inception a few years ago, the scholarship program has assisted nearly 200 students at Southwest Tech to graduate with an accredited certification. These technically trained graduates positively impact the overall quality of our workforce and the local economy.
Local donations have also enhanced the Automotive Technician Program at Southwest Tech. In May 2019, Southwest Tech opened doors to their newly remodeled Automotive Lab. Renovations continue to take place inside the “Automotive and Tech Building” making the facility an ideal learning space for Southwest Tech students. Donations continue to fuel the success of automotive students and the impact of this iconic program at Southwest Tech.
“We are grateful to all of our donors. Every dollar donated is an investment in our students and our community,” said Brennan Wood, President of Southwest Tech.
Southwest Tech teaches certificate programs throughout the year and scholarships are awarded on a monthly basis. Scholarship applications and more information can be found at www.stech.edu/scholarships.
About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation:The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power. For more information, visit www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation or www.pacificpower.net/foundation.