Cape Tech's Official Statement on Historic Groundbreaking

Celebrating the past and looking to the future...
Groundbreaking for the new Cape Cod Technical High School. (CCTech photo)

Harwich, MA – Cape Cod Technical High School, one of Cape Cod’s only premiere vocational schools for ninth- through twelfth-grade students, broke ground for its new school building on January 11, 2019. The project, scheduled for completion in 2020, was overwhelmingly voted to move forward by residents in 12 Cape Cod towns in late 2017.

Attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony included Cape Cod Tech officials, the Massachusetts School Building Administration, State Education Commissioner Jeff Riley, State Senator Julian Cyr, State Representatives Will Crocker, Sarah Peake and Randy Hunt and more.

“Today is about the driving philosophy of this school: what is in the best interest for students,” Cape Tech Superintendent, Robert Sanborn, said while addressing the crowd at the ceremony. “For 45 years, our district community has partnered with the Tech family to help provide the answer to this question. As the hard hats go on and the shovels hit the ground, this groundbreaking will celebrate the students and staff who have studied and worked in this building over the last 45 years, while simultaneously serving to break new ground for thousands of students over the next 50 years.”

Cape Cod Tech plays a vital role in preparing the next generation of Cape Cod leaders for successful career paths in college, trades, the armed forces and beyond. The new school building boasts state-of-the-art technology and trade spaces, brand-new academic classrooms and collaborative spaces for students to build lasting relationships. Cape Cod Tech officials hope this new school and improved educational opportunities will encourage alumni to stay on Cape Cod, where they will contribute to the area’s workforce development.

“What this school represents today, what it has meant for the last 40 years and what this new building will mean for the next 40, truly helps people build a life here on Cape Cod,” said State Senator Julian Cyr. “There is probably no single institution that does more to prepare Cape Codders who make their lives here, who are the future leaders of our community and who are helping to sustain this special part of the Commonwealth.”

For more information on the new building’s progress, please visit or contact Cape Cod Tech at (508) 432-4500. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on