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$10 million to Fayette County Public Schools for Vo-Ed center

Funding will help combine two current career and technical education campuses into fully renovated facility at former Herald Leader Building

LEXINGTON, Ky. — $10 million has been awarded to Fayette County Public Schools to support career and technical education (CTE) for Central Kentucky students.

The $10 million will help combine two current CTE campuses – Eastside Technical Center and Southside Technical Center into a fully renovated facility in downtown Lexington at the former Herald-Leader Building.

The new location will increase the CTE program’s visibility and accessibility, expand classroom and support spaces and improve available technology and resources, serving students from Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, and Woodford counties.

Eastside and Southside Technical Centers, which the new facility will replace, currently offer programs in auto body/collision repair technology; automotive technology; diesel/medium-heavy truck technology; aviation; fire and emergency medical services; law enforcement; cinematography; digital design and game development; carpentry; electrical design and repair; electronics; welding; HVAC; plumbing; automation engineering; culinary arts; and medical sciences.

Fayette County Public Schools offers additional CTE programs in agriculture, engineering, animal science, environmental science, plant science, and more at the Locust Trace Agri-Science Center, completed in 2011.

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