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Celebration of Center for Applied Engineering

group photo of people at ribbon-cutting ceremony

Oxford, Mississippi (June 1, 2022) — The Oxford School District celebrated the opening of the Center for Applied Engineering at Oxford High School with an official ribbon-cutting and reception. Hosted by the College & Career Readiness Department, the district administrators were joined by local business leaders, board members and statewide elected officials. The Center for Applied Engineering facility, located at 101 Charger Loop, houses several career-technical (CTE) courses such as HVAC, Construction/Carpentry, and Engineering.

SuperTalk Mississippi hosted a live radio show on MidDays with Gerard Gibert interviewing Superintendent Bradley Roberson, Dr. Steve Hurdle, Charlie Sabatier, Senator Nicole Boyd, Representative Clay Deweese, Don Jones, Northwest MS Community College, Ryan Miller, Mississippi Workforce Development, Mayor Robyn Tannehill, Marni Kendricks, Assistant Dean of General Engineering at the University of Mississippi.

The state-of-the-art facility is another major step for the district in supporting their career-technical program, designed to allow students to obtain relevant and rigorous experience in coursework connected to a specific career cluster.. Over the last two years, the CTE division has acquired over $200,000 in grant funds to support the mission and vision of the Oxford School District from local business supporters.

The Oxford School District’s Department of College and Career Readiness (CCR) aims to provide focused pathways for all OSD students to explore career interests, and to help students discover all of their opportunities after high school.

To watch the SuperTalk Mississippi interviews, visit

Heather Lenard