School District Welcomes Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) Next to Future High School Campus
MTECH to Offer Comprehensive Technical Education to Heber Valley
The Wasatch County School District Board of Education is excited to welcome Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) as a neighbor to the District’s future high school campus, located on Midway Lane directly across the street from Southfield Park (895 W 100 S). The MTECH Heber Valley Campus will offer programs in Technology, Trades, Healthcare, Service and Apprenticeship to students and community members in Wasatch, Summit and Utah counties.
Currently, Wasatch High School students enrolled in MTECH programs like Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, and Electrical Apprenticeship attend classes at the WHS West Campus (formerly Wasatch Junior High), with some students driving to Utah County for their courses. Based on current Wasatch High School student enrollment in MTECH program areas, there will be 675 students ready to attend classes in the new building when it opens.
Over the next five years, MTECH projects employment in the Wasatch area is expected to grow by nearly 4,900 jobs in the institution’s program areas of Information Technology, Health Services, Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction and Culinary & Accommodation.
“The District and MTECH have been working closely together for the past few years to create an opportunity for our students and community members to access career and technical education locally,” explained WCSD Superintendent Paul Sweat. “With the planned MTECH Heber Valley Campus next to the new high school on Midway Lane, it will be central to students at both high schools, as well as all interested community members across our Valley.”
“We are proud to be associated with such a phenomenal school district and community,” MTECH President Clay Christensen said. “We are excited and ready to provide exceptional career and technical education focused on Heber Valley’s specific economic and education needs. High school students will have easier access to our programs with the new Heber Valley Campus practically next door, while adult students will have a dedicated environment that accommodates their learning. We feel honored to be welcomed into the community.”
About Mountainland Technical College Strategically located within Utah’s hub of innovation, Silicon Slopes, Mountainland Technical College represents the ingenuity and passion for learning shared by Utahns across the state. In addition to 200,000 square feet of classrooms and labs in Lehi, MTECH operates four campuses throughout the region in service to students across Summit, Utah, and Wasatch counties. A proud member of the K-16 Alliance serving the Mountainland area, MTECH celebrates partnerships with seven school districts and Utah Valley University. Because the coalition is focused on student success, streamlining their academic pathways is a top priority. Visit mtec.edu for more information.