Rendering of the Career and Technical Education Center

Updated plans and a new rendering for a vocational center that will reside across the street from Geneseo High School were presented at the Board of Education's December meeting.

Construction for the Career and Technical Education Center will begin in October 2022. Project manager Pete Perez from Boyd Jones construction estimated it will take nine months to complete the facility.

“A few years ago, our Board of Education set a goal to expand and enhance vocational options and opportunities for our students,” stated Dr. Adam Brumbaugh, Superintendent. “This building will go a long way in making that goal a reality, well beyond what we originally imagined.”

Final drawings were presented to the Board of Education at its February meeting. After they were approved, the district moved forward with the collection of bids for the project.

District architect Scott Johnson of Richard L. Johnson Associates noted the building will be able to accommodate 45 students and three teachers, a 33% increase from the current facilities. It will feature a variety of areas, including an auto shop, metal shop and wood shop. The design for the exterior of the building will be consistent with the look and feel of GHS.

In December, Perez shared that construction costs of the vocational center were a projected $3.87 million.

“This is an investment in the future of our community,” added Dr. Brumbaugh. “By increasing student awareness and participation in vocational courses, our district will eventually be able to provide a pipeline for local businesses to hire our graduates. The availability of more skilled laborers will lead to an even stronger workforce.”

This article was originally published on December 10, 2021 and since been updated. 

View the updated plans, rendering and project schedule:
Career and Technical Education Center (12.09.2021)