ALEXANDRIA, Ky. - The landscape of one Northern Kentucky high school campus has changed dramatically.
Campbell County High School is building a new Area Technical Center to help students become better prepared to go to college and get a job.
The district is funding the new facility in its entirety to offer more learning opportunities in career and technical education. Students will have the option to study nine new courses including health care and engineering. Research shows these are two of the top-growing occupations in our area.
"In many areas, it gives them an industry certificate so they will be able to graduate with certificates that very employable and are desirable in the work force especially in Northern Kentucky," said Dr. Shelli Wilson, Associate Superintendent of Campbell County schools.
The state-run center will also serve students from close to a dozen different schools in Northern Kentucky.
"I think when you talk about college and career, this gives them a blended model. It's not just a college pathway and it's not just a career but it has the opportunity for them to go two different directions," said Campbell County High School Principal Renee Boots.
The Area Technical Center will open its doors to students next school year.
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