Results are in for winners of the annual Best of State Awards. The Ogden-Weber tech college has been named Best of State for Vocational Training in Education. Medals will be presented at the 2010 Best of State Awards Gala on Saturday, May 29th in the Grand Ballroom of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The black-tie, celebration will be hosted by Shauna Lake and Mark Koelbel of KUTV2.
The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. Nominations are submitted each spring and reviewed by more than 100 judges. Each nomination is judged on its own merits and against specific criteria for each category.
Former Governor, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. stated, “Best of State recognizes those who are excelling and surpassing all else and who are the best of the best in their respective fields. Nearly two hundred categories in the arts and entertainment, community development, education, travel and tourism, manufacturing, business services, science & technology, and sports and recreation provide opportunities for businesses operating in Utah to participate.”
The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College offers a 39-year history of practical education. It’s beautiful main campus and convenient locations in Roy, the Business Depot of Ogden, and LEAN Manufacturing Training Center offer convenient schedules, competency-based learning, and training opportunities in high-demand fields. With over 300 technical-skills courses in 53 employment categories, the OWATC serves over 10,000 students annually. OWATC is accredited through Council on Occupational Education. The OWATC is one of eight technical training institutions in higher education under the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT).
UCAT is the parent organization for Utah’s eight regional applied technology colleges (ATCs). Established by the State of Utah, UCAT provides market-driven technical education through eight ATCs meeting the needs of Utah’s employers for skilled workers. The ATCs prepare both adult and high school students to enter or advance in the workplace. Customized training is also provided to employers for their workforce through UCAT’s Custom Fit program. The eight ATCs are Bridgerland, Davis, Dixie, Mountainland, Ogden/Weber, Southwest, Tooele, and Uintah Basin. For more information, visit www.ucat.edu.