The Board of Education worked with INVISION to plan the Waterloo Career Center with the goal of expanding the possible career pathways for Waterloo students. Project planning was a collaborative effort that included tours of education and business partner facilities culminating in a space program that informed the design strategy and supported flexible active 21st Century learning components.
The Waterloo Career Center includes a minor single story addition and a major interior renovation to an existing middle school. The program is being located in a centrally located district building that is under populated. The design supports 15 new Career Training programs in spaces ranging from high-bay labs to collaborative classrooms for cross-disciplinary education. The design is intentionally flexible as programs will adjust as demand changes. Planning was based on programs such as Electrical, Construction and Advanced Manufacturing. Other lab spaces include Information Technology, CAD Academy, Graphics, Digital Media, Biology, Nursing and EMS. Culinary training is the one program with a specialty lab. LEARN MORE