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Long Beach School District break ground on new CTE building

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Pictured: An architectural rendering of the new Long Beach High School CTE building, designed by MP Design Group.

LONG BEACH, MS - The Long Beach School District celebrated new opportunities coming for high school students with a ground-breaking ceremony for a new Career and Technical Education Center today.

Patrons, school board members, faculty, students and community leaders gathered at the site of the soon to be Long Beach School District Career and Technical Education Center, as Superintendent Dr. Talia Lock opened the ceremony thanking the many people and organizations involved in the development of the new CTE building. Dr. Lock discussed the excitement of seeing this long-term vision coming to reality, and the opportunities it will bring for students who may not be college bound or want to go straight into a skilled trade out of high school.

Long Beach CTE Director Patrick Bennett spoke about the impact the new CTE building will have on the local economy, "This is an investment into our economy. We're for years now going to create a pipeline of skilled workers that meet the high demands and needs for jobs all over the coastal economy."

Bennett continued about the opportunities this development will create for high school students. "This is a monumental occasion. We understand that not all high school students are destined for a four-year university or degree. And this building says, that's ok!"

The CTE building is designed by MP Design Group and will be built by AnderCorp. The new center will offer classes ranging in construction, welding, engineering, health care, and other technical trades.

Photos from the groundbreaking ceremony can be viewed below:

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