GIlbreath-Reed Career and Technical Education Center, Garland ISD
TASA/TASB Exhibit of Architecture - Star of Distinction: Community, Planning & School Transformation
Learning by Design, Grand Prize Award - Combined Level School
Creating professional environments with a focus on real-world application.
The Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center prepares students to compete in a global economy, offering a network of opportunities for today’s workplaces. The school acts as a hub of ideas, an intersection between local industry and education. Blended learning areas allow students to hone their craft adjacent to their courses. Collaboration and indoor/outdoor makerspaces are interwoven to create cross-curricular opportunities. The main corridor acts as the spine of the school and a showcase where learning is on display.
Programs were planned in partnership with industry experts through meetings with local businesses. The current and future needs of the community were assessed to maximize forthcoming job opportunities. Several programs are open to the broader community, serving a dual purpose such as an education center for evening classes.
The school prepares students to compete in a global economy, offering a network of opportunities for today’s workplaces. Blended learning areas allow students to hone their craft adjacent to their courses. The JA “BizTown” facility gives exposure to careers through a variety of corporate partners. Each program teaches students about the field and how it relates to other companies within the mock-town. The continuum of education provides an engagement in students’ collegiate or career pathways.