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WAKE COUNTY'S NEW TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
TO TEACH JOB SKILLS

Wake County’s newest high school is already attracting a lot of student attention, by offering a diploma and a chance for free college credit in such in-demand areas as cosmetology, plumbing and video-game development. More than 450 students attended tours in October to learn about the 10 career areas that will be offered at the new Wake County Career and Technical Education High School, scheduled to open in August. The new CTE high school is expected to draw even more interest at Saturday’s Wake County magnet school fair at Southeast Raleigh High School and at information sessions in November.

“I want to take advantage of all the opportunities that are available to me,” said Alex Mayhew, 16, a sophomore at Green Hope High School in Cary. Mayhew was one of more than 100 students who toured Wake Tech Community College’s main campus on Thursday.Wake Tech will provide the instructors for the technical courses in a partnership with the Wake County school system and Wake County government, which is renovating a former Coca-Cola bottling plant to house the new school.