Cedar City, Utah: Southwest Technical College (Southwest Tech) recently received a donation in the amount of $395,000 to go toward scholarships and equipment within the Automotive Technician and Professional Truck Driving Programs. The anonymous donation has provided an unprecedented amount of scholarship aid to send students to Southwest Tech for enhanced training and certification.

“The automotive and truck driving industries have a significant workforce shortage. Providing scholarships is a meaningful way to make an immediate impact on both those looking for a career and for those employers that desperately need a well-trained employee,” stated Wade Esplin, Director of Transportation.

“We’re excited to award students a scholarship to help them achieve their goals,” says Southwest Tech President, Brennan M. Wood. “It is our aim at Southwest Tech to support up-and-coming talent and to encourage a path that leads to a meaningful career.”

The donor asked that $200,000 of the donation go towards equipment for transportation programs, along with $195,000 going toward scholarships for students wanting to pursue an education in automotive or truck driving. For those wanting to apply for a scholarship for either of these programs, visit www.stech.edu/scholarships and fill out the Southwest Tech scholarship form.

The transportation programs are taught inside the Automotive and Tech Building at 510 W 800 South in Cedar City. The Automotive and Tech Building is currently undergoing a significant facelift to the façade and front lobby of the building. The renovation will enhance the look and feel for the building and overall experience for students and is scheduled to be completed this August.


About Southwest Tech: Southwest Technical College is an accredited technical college that provides education and job skill training through individualized, competency-based programs in response to the needs of students, employers, and the communities it serves. Southwest Tech offers year-round schedules, flexible lab and classroom hours, and a large selection of affordable courses and programs. Southwest Tech supports adults and high school students in exploring, developing, and upgrading job skills. To learn more about Southwest Tech, visit www.stech.edu.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Cordelle Morris, Southwest Tech Public Relations
cmorris@stech.edu  |  435-572-0080