Aug 27, 2014

Raleigh SchoolQuality of life is about to get even better for Wake County residents – especially if they’re parents of school-age children.

That’s because Wake County leaders recently gathered at the old Coca-Cola bottling plant building in south Raleigh to christen the new Vernon Malone College and Career Academy.

This is a fantastic milestone for the city and is sure to help propel our city even more forward!

What You Should Know About This New School

The Wake County Public School System oversaw this $19 million project through a partnership with Wake Technical Community College.

During the daytime, this school will offer technical training programs to high school sutdents earning credits toward graduation in 10 skill areas, including:

  • HVAC repair
  • Biopharmaceutical Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Cosmetology

Meanwhile, Wake Tech will use the space during the evening hours.

The school, located at 2200 S. Wilmington Street in Raleigh, can accommodate 700 students and features a blend of traditional classrooms as well as lab programs.

The school was named after the late Vernon Malone, who was an influential state senator and long-time Wake County commissioner from Raleigh. He also served as chairman of the first merged Wake County Board of Education in 1976.

Why You Should Care Even If You’re Not a Parent

Obviously if you’re a parent, this is an excellent educational option for your kids.

But what about if you’re not a parent? How does this new school benefit you? Simple: This school is going to fuel our local economy and provide jobs in the short term. In the long term, this school is going to be preparing the workers of tomorrow, making them more skilled and advanced to compete in a global market.

It’s good news all around for everyone living in Raleigh!

Interested in Relocating to Raleigh?

I don’t blame you! After all, this new school is only one of the draws for living here. Raleigh is also home to a plethora of cultural and recreational amenities, gorgeous residential communities with friendly neighbors and ample job opportunity.

So to take that next step toward making this community your permanent home, please make sure to contact us at The Rachel Kendall Team. We would be happy to assist you by offering you valuable advice about the Raleigh real estate market and providing you with a plethora of home buying resources.

Until next time,


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