The Career Technical and Education (CTE) Innovation Space had its grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Del Valle High School with multiple area elected officials in attendance.
Elected officials in attendance included Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Texas Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County George Morales, Austin Community College Board Members and others.
The 64,309 square foot CTE Innovation Space is one of the most progressive facilities in the state of Texas. Nearly 60 percent of Del Valle High School students are enrolled in a coherent sequence of CTE classes, which are aligned to an industry standard.
The Innovation Space includes 21 unique CTE programs of study in multiple makerspaces for hands-on student learning experiences. These makerspaces include a hospital simulation lab with a model ambulance, mock courtroom, IT cyber-security networking lab, professional print studio, new construction area designed for tiny-house building and trailer manufacturing, biotechnology learning center, forensic science instructional space, automotive technology workshops and engineering makerspaces.