The crowd came out to join in the celebration of Miami Valley Career Technology Center's groundbreaking ceremony May 10. From administration and students to community leaders and elected officials, attendees helped ring in the school's expansion that will add 565,000 square feet of new and renovated space to the Englewood-based campus.
Garmann/Miller provided architectural and engineering designs on the $130 million project, which will lead to more programs and increase student capacity. The expansion to MVCTC creates the largest K-12 building being administered by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Gilbane Building Company is providing construction management at-risk services. The existing campus consists of three main buildings and several smaller structures that support both educational and building services. Additions will include two stories of new classroom space, as well as a new maintenance building and high-bay learning areas for aviation maintenance, precision machining, welding, diesel, carpentry and HVAC.
“This is the future of how America’s education system is going to work, integrating employers and jobs skills in one location and launching students into the world ready to compete,” said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who was one of several special guests to deliver remarks. MVCTC Superintendent Dr. Nick Weldy handled emcee duties, and Bruce Miller, GMAE's principal in charge, finished his words with the emphatic call: "Now let's move some dirt!"
Click here to read Lynn Hulsey's article in The Dayton Daily News.
Click here to check out the press release from Gilbane.