Officials break ground on the new Career Technical Education Charter High School in Fresno last week. Photo by Donald A. Promnitz
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
Delegates and educators congregated for the groundbreaking of a new technical charter school in Fresno on Friday morning.
The ceremony was held for Career Technical Education Charter High School. Located at 1320 N. Mariposa St. near San Joaquin Memorial High School in Central Fresno, the school will allow students to pursue a career-based education with a focus on construction and manufacturing. Jimmy Yovino, the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, said that students will be able to graduate with an associate degree and pursue work out of high school.
“We have many adults that are looking for jobs, we have many businesses who are going to be looking for potential employees,” Yovino said. “What better way to do that than to train them here?”
Career Technical Education Charter High School will operate on a system of Dual Enrollment, a partnership between community colleges and the high school to allow the students to work towards college credits.
The school will open next year. Yovino said that they hope to eventually reach between 400 and 500 students.