Brazos County Judge Duane Peters presented the Bryan ISD Board of Trustees with a check for $50,000 on Monday, March 18 at the Bryan ISD Administration Building to support the new Bryan Career & Technical Education Complex (CTEC).
The money will be used to buy state of the art equipment for the Industrial Engineering and Robotics program. At the presentation, Peters spoke about the need for a qualified workforce to fill the growing number of jobs in the county, and the county’s support for Bryan ISD training students to fill those in demand, good wage positions.
“Career and technical education is important to the youth of our community as it gives them an opportunity to learn skills which can help them earn high wages,” Peters said. “Those high wages then allow them to contribute to the local economy, which benefits the county as a whole. CTE is good for our kids and good for our community.”
Opening in August 2019, CTEC will offer advanced coursework in Industrial Engineering and Robotics, Automotive Technology, Construction Trades and Welding. Bryan ISD identified these as critical needs jobs in our area after working with an advisory committee that included leaders from local industry, Brazos County, Texas A&M, Blinn College, the City of Bryan and Bryan ISD’s CTE staff.
“Bryan ISD is grateful for the support we’ve received from Brazos County,” said Bryan ISD Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck. “They have supported our school district in every step of this process, from the initial purchase of the property almost a year ago, through the facility development and now providing funding to purchase state of the art equipment to train the future workforce of the Brazos Valley.”
Located on Mumford Road near the Bryan Industrial Park, CTEC will be open to all Bryan ISD high school students. Students will travel from Bryan or Rudder High School for half-day sessions at CTEC, where hands-on learning will lead towards industry certifications upon graduation.
Learn more about Bryan ISD CTE and the Bryan CTE Complex at bryanisd.org/cte.
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