School Spirit & History

The Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center honors two longtime Garland ISD educators. J. Clarence Reed initiated the district’s vocational training, now called Career and Technical Education (CTE). He served Garland ISD for more than 30 years. Dr. Phil Gilbreath took over for Reed as just the second CTE Director in the district’s history. He has served GISD for 50 years.

Reed. Knight, and Gilbreath

Pictured left to right: J. Clarence Reed, retired CTE Coordinator Judy Knight and Dr. Phil Gilbreath

School colors

Teal and purple with shades of blue


The mission of the GRCTC is to enhance students’ educational experiences by partnering with our community with the support of parents to provide a practical learning environment that puts academics to work in real-life scenarios and to provide the necessary employability and technical skills to create career-ready/college –ready students.


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The GRCTC has a growth mindset philosophy to adapt to ever-changing job market needs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing challenging, collaborative and engaging experiences to prepare them for high demand careers in a global economy.