Have you heard about the new CTE Center? CTE stands for Career Technical Education. The CTE Center will be built by the Elks Rodeo of Santa Maria. According to Dr. Robinson, the Director of Career Technical Education, the students will be able to use the agriculture barn in the Spring of 2020 and classes are scheduled to start Fall of 2020. The center will be available to all SMJUHSD students. Both under/upperclassmen will be able to go to the center, but priority will go to upperclassmen to help ensure they can take classes. As of now the plan is to only offer high school classes for the SMJUHSD students. The center will have a total of three buildings. One AG Barn that is going to house the students’ animals, One Building with two classrooms and a professional teaching/culinary kitchen. Last there will be two shop buildings with a total of four shops that will house Diesel, Machining & Forming, Construction/Building Trades and Medical Programs. The students will be provided with transportation and back to their school.