GHS vocational center plans continue to progress

GHS vocational center plans continue to progress


December 10, 2021

Updated plans and a new rendering for a vocational center that will reside across the street from Geneseo High School were presented at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday night.

Construction for the Career and Technical Education Center is currently scheduled to begin by August 1, 2022. However, construction manager Pete Perez of Boyd Jones explained the groundbreaking could happen earlier, depending on the availability of materials and labor. Perez estimated it will take nine months to complete the facility.

“A few years ago, our Board of Education set a goal to expand and enhance vocational options and opportunities for our students,” stated Dr. Adam Brumbaugh, Superintendent. “This building will go a long way in making that goal a reality, well beyond what we originally imagined.”

Final drawings are expected to be presented to the Board of Education at its February meeting. If approved, the district will move forward with the collection of bids for the project.

District architect Scott Johnson of Richard L. Johnson Associates noted the building will be able to accommodate 45 students and three teachers, a 33% increase from the current facilities. It will feature a variety of areas, including an auto shop, metal shop and wood shop. The design for the exterior of the building will be consistent with the look and feel of GHS.

Perez added that construction costs of the vocational center, a projected $3.87 million, remains on budget.

“This is an investment in the future of our community,” added Dr. Brumbaugh. “By increasing student awareness and participation in vocational courses, our district will eventually be able to provide a pipeline for local businesses to hire our graduates. The availability of more skilled laborers will lead to an even stronger workforce.”

View the updated plans, rendering and project schedule:

Career and Technical Education Center (12.09.2021)

21-018 DD Board Approval 12-9-21