Showcasing Hands‑On Workforce Education for the 21st Century

Westpointe Center and Technical Education Center

Salt Lake Community College

The Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center (WWTEC) is a state-of-the-art technical education facility that prepares students for successful careers in regional business and industry. The Center allows SLCC to fulfill its mission as Salt Lake County’s primary post-secondary provider of workforce education.


121,000 sf


Salt Lake City, UT

Year Complete


2019 Best Project, Higher Education/Research Category — ENR Mountain States Best Projects

2019 Learn BEST Award — IIDA Intermountain Chapter

2019 Honorable Mention — ABC Excellence Awards

2018 Honor Award, Large Higher Education Category — AIA Utah Honor Awards

2018 Most Outstanding Project, Higher Education over $10M — Utah Construction & Design Awards

Flexible and Adaptable

A technically sophisticated facility for hands-on learning, the Center offers the highest possible levels of life safety, security, daylighting, clean air, and the efficient use of energy and water in support of all activities held within. The flexible and adaptable building responds nimbly to the changing needs of the surrounding community, and works to express clearly Salt Lake Community College’s goals and values to its immediate learning community and to greater Salt Lake County. On a highly visible site, the Center’s massing demonstrates its function and interior program while, inside, visual transparency puts training on display to motivate and inspire students.

Training for the Community

The WWTEC brings together technical education in multiple advanced manufacturing trades vital to the long-term economic vitality of the Salt Lake Valley, including Composites, Plastics, Machining, Welding, Electronics, Diesel Technology and CDL Truck Driving. The building includes skills labs, classrooms, faculty offices and administrative support. In addition, the building provides space for collaboration with industry partners in multiple fields. The WWTEC supports current and future training needs in flexible, high-quality space that will serve Salt Lake Community College for decades to come.