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The curiosity has been building for some time and last week some  special guests were treated to an  exclusive sneak peek of the Ranum Reimagined Campus, a state-of-the-art STEM/Career Technical Education (CTE) facility set to open its doors in August 2024. 

Phase one of the campus will offer STEM/CTE pathways in Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, and Cyber Technology.  When fully constructed, the campus will  offer a diverse range of classes  with the eventual goal of hosting evening programming for adult learners.

The tour was led  by the WPS Ranum Reimagined Team and the builder Adolfson & Peterson and showcased the modern infrastructure and cutting-edge technology that will support a diverse range of programs. Ground was broken on the campus in January of 2023.

Representatives from two advisory groups, Community Spirit (formerly known as Centura Health) and the Randy Roybal Foundation attended the tour.  Other partners include Front Range Community College, Hillen Corp., Brannan Sand & Gravel, Rocky Mountain Partnerships, City of Westminster, and Manufacturer’s Edge.  This was the third of many partnership tours planned for the up-and-coming facility.

Ryan McCoy, Executive Director of  Post- Secondary and Workforce Readiness told the visitors  that it is important to break down the barriers between traditional K-12 education, higher education and industry.  “This is a catalyst for transformative education,” he said. “ By integrating these partnerships , we not only empower students with usable  skill sets  but also create  a community focused on knowledge, innovation and prosperity.”

Lottie Willson, CTE Administrator has been helping design the program from the first day. “It definitely is coming along and It is incredible seeing the space that will eventually house state-of-the-art equipment,” she said.”It’s exciting to know that  someday, we will see our  students produce prosthetic medical devices that are designed by our engineers and supported for real patients in need.”