ROCHESTER — Superintendent Kyle Repucci and the Rochester Public Schools community wish to thank those who have donated to support the R.W. Creteau Technology Center renovation.
The renovation to the Spaulding High School’s R.W. Creteau Technology Center, built in 1991, began in May 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in the coming weeks. Donors to the project include North East Precision, ECM Global Metrology, Eastern Propane, Strogens, Townsend Oil and Propane, Frisbie Hospital, Holy Rosary Credit Union and Sensitech Incorporated.
“As this renovation comes to a close, we are incredibly thankful to all those who have donated toward and supported this project,” Superintendent Repucci said. “Our students are going to benefit greatly from having access to improved learning spaces and state-of-the-art equipment as they continue to learn, practice and hone their skills in various career technical programs.”
Improvements to the facility include an addition with a new restaurant management facility that will be used by the Culinary Arts program to serve the public.
Renovations have additionally allowed the Holy Rosary Credit Union to open five days a week on site, and the school’s automotive program has also expanded with more bays to service cars. All career technical education programs that utilize the renovated center will also benefit from updated, modernized classroom space. New, state-of-the-art equipment has also been introduced at the center including CNC machines, surface mount lifts, furnaces, engines lathes and restaurant equipment.
In all, the project cost $16.8 million, 75% of which was funded by the state.