Career Education Center
Construction is underway for the city’s first state-of-the-art facility devoted exclusively to career education. The CEC building is on schedule to open with the Fall 2017-2018 school year.
Wichita Falls ISD’s Career Education Center is located on a 100-acre property that sits on Hatton Road at 4201 Henry S. Grace Freeway.
The District purchased three pieces of land and combined them with a fourth land tract off Hatton Road, which was previously owned by the District, to create the property that will serve as home base for career training.
The $30 million facility is scheduled to be built $29,411 under its target budget. It will include $391,941 in roadwork costs that the City of Wichita Falls will reimburse.
Another $2 million will eventually be spent for furniture, according to Superintendent Mike Kuhrt.
The new facility will bring state-of-the-art technology and career-based equipment together in the largest career program in the area.
The building will feature a T-shaped design. A one-story wing will house industrial spaces with high-ceiling laboratories and work spaces.
There will also be a two-story wing that will be home to non-industrial career pathways, such as audio-visual production, graphic design, criminal justice, medical science and computer networking.
Throughout the building process, WFISD has been seeking design and program direction from 100 local business leaders in 15 industries who may ultimately hire the district’s graduates.
Programs currently offered:
Automotive Collision Repair
Ag Facilities & Design
Education and Training
Health Science (CAN, LVN, OP/PT, Health Information Management, EMT)
Computer Information Technology