Bridging Communities Regional Career Technical Center
Charles City, King William, King & Queen, Middlesex, and New Kent
Proposed: Regional Career Technical Center Serving High Schools
Opening Date: Fall 2012
Location: Adjacent to New Kent High School Campus
Rationale: Numerous sources highlight the current skilled labor shortage that is contributing to the current high unemployment rate. For example, an article in the September 9, 2011 “Times Dispatch” indicated that the skills gap in the Richmond region adds more than one percent to the current employment rate. The economic well-being of rural communities depends, in part, on having quality education and training programs that encourage industry to stay or locate to the area.
Curriculum: The one-half day schedule will permit students to earn three high school credits per year at the center. All programs will be either three credit, one year programs or two year, six credit programs. Some programs will also provide college credits leading to a certificate or degree. Limited travel time will permit students to complete a rigorous academic program at their home school.
Contact Dr. Larkin Phillips, Regional CTE Director for more information.