In 2003, significant consideration was given to future educational needs of career and technical education students attending the Reading and Muhlenberg school districts.
In November 2005, following extensive research and design, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to begin building a twenty-four million dollar building and program expansion project, investing in the future of students attending the sponsoring districts. The total renovation process took two years and increased the size of the building by 58,271 square feet to a total of 193,762 square feet.
In the summer of 2007, the Joint School Committee voted to change the name of the school from Reading-Muhlenberg Area Vocational-Technical School to the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center. A modernized building, state-of-the-art equipment, and current technology were blended together to create an educational environment capable of preparing students for an ever-changing workforce.
Presently, 30 career and technical programs are offered with a maximum student capacity of 1,300 students. Another program will be added in academic year 2015–2016, for a total of 31 courses of study.