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CATEC Board Considers Moving Location

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A technical high school is considering a closer partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College by building a new school on its campus.

The board of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) is looking at options to update its facility. That could involve renovating the 40-year-old school on Rio Road or building a new one at another location.

PVCC is offering to set aside land for a new CATEC where the two could share programs like nursing and auto repair.

“A lot of these partnerships are tied to the location. The location would facilitate it. We'd have a lot of advantages, but creating that partnership and making that partnership work is a critical piece whether we do that at our existing facility or build a new facility at the PVCC site,” said Steve Koleszar, vice chair of the CATEC board.

Building a new school would cost an estimated $16 million - $20 million. CATEC’s board will get an update on all the options at its meeting in August.

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