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The Reading-Muhlenberg Technical School, as it was originally named, was created as a joint effort between the Reading and Muhlenberg school districts to broaden and enrich their students’ vocational and technical knowledge. The original building was designed for 1,200 students at a cost of 4.1 million dollars. The campus consisted of fifty-six acres upon which the 135,491 square foot building was situated. The site was roughly midway between the existing sending schools, in a then country atmosphere. The facility was dedicated on November 24, 1968, and opened offering twenty-eight programs of study.
As the years passed, programs were added, removed, and altered to meet the ever-changing needs of business and industry. Route 12 was constructed across the front of the campus, and the building went through minor alterations and improvements.
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. Presently, 30 career and technical programs are offered with a maximum student capacity of 1,300 students.
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.