Greenville County Schools breaks ground on new Innovation Center

The center will give students the opportunity to study hands-on STEM courses in a real-world setting.


District leaders helped break ground on the new Innovation Center. | Photo via Greenville County Schools

Greenville County Schools broke ground on its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Innovation Center on the Roper Mountain Science Center campus this week.

The $12.7 million facility — opening in August 2023 — will house classrooms and labs designed to give STEM (science, technology, engineering + math) students the opportunity to problem-solve and collaborate in a real-world setting. Equipment will also align with the technology used in the industries students are studying.

The Innovation Center will feature five programs:

  • Emerging automotive research — the first program of its kind in SC
  • Aerospace technology
  • Cybersecurity + networking
  • Clean energy technology
  • Automation robotics

Whether students plan to attend a two-year program at a technical college or a four-year university — the goal is to give them the knowledge and skills to be successful in their higher education + a future STEM career like engineering, programming, aviation, IT, and more.

See blueprints of the CTE Innovation Center + more photos of the groundbreaking here.

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