The renovation of the old gym moves West Feliciana’s award-winning CTE program under one roof. Tipton Associates was engaged by West Feliciana Parish Schools for a series of bond projects, including the Career Technical & Education Center, a new gymnasium, and the Freshman Academy, a renovation of the front of the school complex which includes new classrooms, science labs, a Freshman Commons, an administrative suite, and a clearly defined school entrance. Thanks to the CTEC, programs including welding, EMR and CNA training, culinary arts, and robotics are now taught on campus, while in the past students had to travel to area technical colleges and could lose hours in the school day.
At the ribbon cutting, Governor John Bel Edwards spoke of the positive impact the CTE program, which teaches industry-based credentials, is having on Louisiana’s goal to connect 60% of its residents with postsecondary education. “We don’t have to find them later in life and convince them to come back. They’ll get that education now.” Read more about the ribbon cutting here.