Designed to incorporate a learning village, interaction areas, presentation and maker spaces concepts to foster student work-based learning and career readiness for area high school students.
The renovation and addition creates interactive spaces for learning in career pathways including health sciences and nursing, business, information technology, automotive, industrial maintenance and machine tool technology. The expansion of the building allows new pathways for welding and diesel programs. The construction is due to be complete in the fall of 2017.
The design incorporates “learning village” concepts, placing classroom spaces within and adjacent to technical lab areas, with physical and visual connections, blurring the lines between the theory and execution of the work. Spaces which invite informal collaboration and interaction are incorporated as well as demonstration areas where students practice their presentation skills. Work-based learning techniques lead to career readiness reinforcing student interests in their selected discipline of study.