Southeast Area Technical High School
(Gabrielle Williams WECT)
Southeast Area Technical High School is two years old but it’s students will leave with knowledge to last time a lifetime.
SEA-Tech is one of the nine schools in the New Hanover County School district. It’s a career and technical high school with around 80 students currently in 9th and 10th grades. Everything that a traditional, academic school offers, SEA-Tech does as well along with electives in the business area.
“It’s the students that want to take a look at career exploration while they’re still in high school and a chance for them to get some of those credentials for industry” says Duke Wallin, the Program Development Coordinator at SEA-Tech High School. “Get some soft-skills basis, under their belts before they go out into the work force.”
While students attend SEA-Tech, they can also earn college credit thanks to their partnership with Cape Fear Community College. SEA-Tech offers a four and five year track and once the students graduate, they will not only have a high school diploma but also a certificate or two-year associates degree.
Right now, SEA-Tech is located at CFCC’s North Campus in Castle Hayne, but they have plans to move to a new location on Sidbury Road. The new facility will be able to house 450 students with 16 classrooms, an auditorium, and a cafeteria. Renovation for the new facility begins in March with hopes to permanently move there in August.