WFLA News Channel 8 | By Dylan Abad | Updated March 3, 2022
Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) — Officials from the Hillsborough County school district announced a number of new workforce development initiatives on Wednesday.
Superintendent Addison Davis announced the addition of two new high schools and one new technical college dedicated to specific areas of workforce development.
Davis said Phase one of the initiative will be creating a “cutting-edge” Hillsborough construction academy at Bowers/Whitley Academy to serve students in grades 9-12. The academy is slated to open in fall of 2023.
“This is unlike anything that has occurred in this region,” Davis said. “A totally innovative approach to help our students. The two high schools will be completely devoted to preparing students in the medical field and also the construction field.”
Phase two will create a state-of-the-art Hillsborough County “medical magnet’ to serve students in grades 9-12. The second phase will also launch in fall of 2023.
Phase three of the initiative will create a medical technical college located at the Bruster school site.
This will be Hillsborough Medical Academy at D.W. Waters and medical technician — they will work together — the transition to band ninth grade all the way to to individuals in post-secondary educations, and for our adults to be able to allow them to reach sucess.