On October 8th, the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their brand new building, for the design and construction of which Coastal Engineering Co. provided civil engineering and surveying services.
The new 220,000 square foot facility houses 650 students and features two wings of academic classrooms which provide additional space, programs, and opportunities for both students and faculty. This includes state-of-the-art equipment, handicap accessibility, lots of natural light, and even a green roof on the school.
"We are very pleased to have been involved with the design and construction of this facility because it plays an essential role in training the future workforce on Cape Cod," said Coastal Engineering's Civil Division Manager David Michniewicz, P.E. who was the Principal-in-Charge of the project.
There are 15 different curricula tracks taught in the school, divided into five “academies.” The construction, transportation, health and wellness and STEAM academies have their own sections in the building with vocational shops and classrooms in each. The STEAM Academy represents science, technology, engineering, arts and math, with a focus on design and visual communications, engineering and information technology. The construction academy focuses on carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and horticulture. The transportation academy focuses on auto collision, auto technology and marine services. The health and wellness academy focuses on health technology, dental, culinary arts and cosmetology.
Not only will the students and faculty benefit from this new facility, so will the Cape Cod community. The community is an integral partner with the educational activities that take place at Cape Tech, and welcoming the public back is key to the school's success, Tech officials said. The school has a long history of public services as a learning tool for the students, as well as providing the space for various community events.