The official start of construction of the new Cape Cod Regional Technical High School was marked with a groundbreaking ceremony on January 11, 2019. Numerous state and local leaders, including the Cape and Islands legislative delegation and three Brewster Select Board members, attended.
Cape Cod Tech High School, located in Harwich, provides vocational-technical education for local students in areas including carpentry, graphic arts, marine services technology, plumbing, culinary arts, engineering, and information technology. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony emphasized the value that these students offer to the Cape Cod community, and that by attaining these skills students are able to find employment on the Cape.
Brait Builders was selected as the general contractor for the project, and their $91 million bid was $12 million below the initial construction estimate. The Massachusetts School Building Authority has committed to provide 51% of construction costs. The remainder will be shared by the twelve towns that the school serves.
In 2017, voters in all twelve towns approved the construction of the new school which will replace the current, over 40-year old, facility. Charlie Sumner, Brewster’s former Town Administrator, serves as chair of the Cape Cod Tech building committee. Construction is expected to take two and a half years.