Raleigh-area students will soon have the chance to attend a new Career and Technical Education high school.
The Wake County Board of Commissioners Monday approved a $12.2 million contract for construction of the facility, which will be adapted from the old Coca-Cola building at 2200 S. Wilmington St.
The money comes from school bonds approved by the Board of Commissioners in April.
Wake County Public Schools will partner with Wake Tech Community College to create 10 programs within the school that will give graduates a high school diploma and career training, enabling them to enter the workforce after graduation. Coursework will transfer directly to Wake Technical Community College, giving graduates a head start on a two-year degree program.