Senate bill prompts name change, MATC becomes MTECH

Staff Writer | Lehi Free Press

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In a several months long renaming process, Lehi’s Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) has become Mountainland Technical College (MTECH). In the 2017 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 238 was passed, renaming the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) to the Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC). All colleges under UCAT oversight became tecnical colleges. With these recent changes, effective July 1, 2017, MATC will now be known as Mountainland Technical College or MTECH.

The name change does not change the mission of MTECH, which will continue to serve the community, dedicated to their mission, “to improve the quality of life in the Mountainland community by enhancing the employability of individuals through market-driven career and technical education.” MTECH achieves that goal by contributing over 50 skill based programs that have a 92% job placement average after graduation.

Many of the MTECH programs are extremely affordable. According to Mark Middlebrook, Director of Marketing for MTECH, “we strive to provide an affordable education to our community by offering low tuition costs, which has resulted in 98% of our MTECH students graduating with no educational debt.”   In addition to low tuition costs, MTECH also offers free tuition to high school students to help them get a jump start on their future.

MTECH would like to thank all of the many supporters who have contributed to make MTECH the foundation of learning it is today. Middlebrook would like to extend an invitation to all the community to discover what MTECH offers. Regarding the name change, Middlebrook said “we are excited about the change, it allows us to promote MTECH with an updated look and feel. We are thrilled for the future of MTECH, our students, and their future.”

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