Career and Technical Education at WMRHS

To be career and college ready, students need to be able to integrate and apply 21st Century skills, technical knowledge and skills, and academics. Career and Technical Education emphasizes real world, real life skills connected to core academics.  WMRHS’ goal is to graduate globally competitive students for work and post-secondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.

Since 1984, thousands of WMRHS CTE students have graduated with career goals, job skills, and leadership skills. WMRSD has a unique opportunity to construct an updated CTE facility at WMRHS able to meet the needs of the new global workforce and our local communities.

The Need for the Career and Technical Education Center Project

  • Dated and aging center – there have not been upgrades since it was built in 1984
  • Lack of space – programs where the instructional requirements have changed, so current classroom and lab spaces are no longer adequate to meet the instruction needs
  • Outdated equipment that is not up-to-date with industry standards – such as culinary arts tools or the need for an animal science lab examination room


The Opportunity

  • CTE Funds from the NH Dept. of Education will contribute 75% of the total Career and Technical Education Center project costs
  • The Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the CTE addition: $18,073,862
  • 75% of project costs are funded by the CTE Funds  - leaving a $4,573,862 Bond for taxpayers