New Chesterfield Career & Technical Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The excitement and happiness was shining on everyone’s face yesterday, October 5, 2014, as the Chesterfield County Career and Technical Center at Hull opened their doors to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was catered by The Career and Technology Center’s own Culinary Arts students, who had been hard at work since early morning and proudly offered their work for everybody to enjoy.
Construction of the 197,000 sq.ft. multi-purpose facility housing a Student Career and Technical Center, a Conference Center, and the Chesterfield County Public Schools Administration offices was completed in August 2014. The Student Career and Technical center classes started in September offering a variety of programs: Culinary Arts, Veterinary Science, Barbering, Firefighting, Homeland Security, Biotechnology, Logistics and Mechatronics. Conferences have been ongoing in the Center for two weeks and administrators from the County school offices spent the last few weeks preparing for their move into the facility.
In her opening remarks, Dianne Smith, Chesterfield County School Board Chair from the Clover Hill District, thanked the many administrators, teachers, friends and colleagues that helped bring this project to fruition, and indicated that this projects serves as a “prototype for how revitalization of buildings can and should be done.”
Other representatives from CCPS and County business leaders remarked that the building will facilitate innovative, 21st century learning through its interactive approach to learning, flexibility and connections with real-life, including the hands-on experiences provided with the programs.
BCWH is proud to have been a part of this wonderful project and wish continued success to all of the users of the space. For more information about the center and to see more photos, please visit the link below.