That Curved Glass on the Bush Turnpike Is a Window of Opportunity for Career and Tech Students

GARLAND — The newest shine on "career ready" options for high school students goes live Monday when Garland ISD opens its $30 million Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center.Cybersecurity courses. A robotic arm. Laser engraving and a 3-D printer. A fashion design lab. The new center will have them all to help prepare teens for productive careers."It's a one-stop place with a lot of advanced tools and equipment from our industry experts so we can provide them with workers," said principal Erika Crump.Beyond the glass-front building and technology to back the center's 90 courses, is an extension to programs that will remain a staple at each of the district's seven high schools.After taking fundamental career and tech courses at their home high schools, Garland juniors and seniors can opt to spend a half day, every other day, at the center along the Bush Turnpike. About 1,600 are enrolled now. Capacity is 3,400.  Continue reading...

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