Vocational High School
As a former County Commissioner and Cape Fear Community Trustee, I have been a long-time supporter of Vocational High Schools. During 2017, New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) partnered to open the Southeast Area Technical High School (SEA-Tech) on the north campus of CFCC. I was very proud to have been able to get an appropriation of $1,000,000 to support that endeavor.
In the fall of this year, SEA-Tech will be moving to the former Rock Church facility that was purchased by NHCS and located one-half mile from the CFCC campus. Funding is needed to renovate, expand and furnish that facility so SEA-Tech can continue to grow, foster career development, and serve the employment needs of the surrounding region.
I have introduced House Bill 89 requesting an appropriation of $8,000,000 to NHCS for this larger facility. Hopefully this request will be included in the Budget so this important educational tool can be used to give students a chance to obtain an excellent vocational education.