8/25/11 City agrees to annex new technical education center

City agrees to annex new technical education center
The Times-News 8/25/11     
Reprinted with permission.

 Burlington leaders agreed to annex the Alamance-Burlington School System’s new Career & Technical Education Center after a public hearing Tuesday evening.

 The 40,000-square-foot center is being built at 2618 N. Church St. in Burlington, on property next to Andrews Elementary School. Set to open in January, the center will hold technical education classes for ABSS high school students and was built specifically around a curriculum established before construction.

 The curriculum includes new courses, such as digital media, electrical trade, network administration, television video production and culinary arts, as well as consolidated automotive and certified nursing assistant programs.

 Construction of the center is being financed with federal stimulus funds.