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Lt. Governor Pamela Evette visits Summerville High School Career & Technical Education Center on December 9th

 

Lt. Governor Pamela Evette visited Summerville High School on Thursday, December 9 and toured the school’s Career and Technical Education facility on Green Wave Blvd.  District officials, school board members along with representatives from the Dorchester Two Educational Foundation, regional businesses and local economic development leaders joined the Lt. Governor in visiting classrooms and labs in this innovative advanced manufacturing center. The facility opened for students in August 2019 and houses the advanced manufacturing program, engineering, mechatronics, biomedical sciences and audio-video technology and communication.   

Superintendent Joe Pye welcomed the Lt. Governor and stated the facility is a testament to what collaboration between the school district, businesses and community organizations can mean for the future of the entire community. Regional businesses and industries were involved in the development of the facility providing expertise in its design and funding for equipment to provide students the experience of learning in a 21st century workplace environment. The Lt. Governor spoke with students and teachers, asking questions about the programs and the impact on their education goals and career plans. She stated this initiative should be a model for communities across the state.

Summerville High School has approximately 2,300 students enrolled in Career and Technical Programs this year.