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Pinellas: New tech high school on its way

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July

From a Pinellas school district press release: pTEC Technical Institute is proud to announce a new Career Technical School, pTEC Tech, and will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Campus, 901 34th St. South, to introduce the school and solicit input and support from community leaders.

In August, the newly formed school will welcome its inaugural class of junior and senior students from Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins, Gibbs and Lakewood high schools. These select students will have the opportunity to pursue workforce education while continuing to earn credits toward their high school diploma. The program will emphasize academic rigor and relevance leading to industry certification. Students will take academic classes for half of their day and choose from automotive or health care professions for the other half.

“This is a great opportunity for students to get relevant, hands-on learning in a career field of their choice,” said Arlene Corbin, pTEC administrator.

For more information contact Arlene Corbin, (727) 893-2500, ext.1003, or e-mail corbina@pcsb.org.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:34pm]

    

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