New C.A.T.E. Center Design
SSOE, in association with WBE-based firm, Red Iron Architects, worked with Jasper County School District on the design of the district’s new Career and Technical Education Center (C.A.T.E). The center now serves the district’s new and existing high school students.
Introducing Students To New Trades & Workforce Development Skills
The C.A.T.E. Center, which is connected to Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, provides a unique program that introduces students to profitable trades and skills that can be used to enhance their future. The center accommodates programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); health science; information technology (IT); and transportation, distribution, and logistics.
Building highlights include Health and Biomedical labs, S.T.E.M. labs, flexible classrooms, computer, and logistics-focused classrooms, makerspace, state-of-the-art culinary program, and more. The building’s large central area is used as break-out space for the adjacent classrooms and laboratories, large project space, exhibition space, robotic competitions, and / or a meeting area for career fairs.