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MRCC’s IT Academy to offer tech services to the community

Posted on Jan. 10 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Marion Regional Career Center’s Information Technology Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with Marion Public Library to offer technology assistance to the Marion community.
The MRCC Technical Assistance Center (TAC) will open on Thursday, Jan. 11. Student technology specialists will be available inside Marion Public Library on Thursdays and Fridays during the school year, from 9 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. (In the event of inclement weather, student technology specialists may not be available.)

“We’re committed to providing our students the opportunity to serve the communities in which they live and work, while at the same time providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so that they can pursue jobs that contribute to the economy,” said Travis Hueston, IT Academy instructor at Marion Regional Career Center. “Our partnership with Marion Public Library allows students to provide library patrons and community members with technical assistance and support on electronic devices such as computers, tablets, cellular phones, and printers, while at the same time earning high school and college credit through our dual credit agreement with Vincennes University.”

Students will also be on hand to provide instruction on using such equipment, as well as many software titles including Microsoft Office. The TAC also hopes to provide equipment repair and hardware services in the near future.

“One of MRCC’s goals is to offer every student an opportunity to earn real-life work experience. Partnering with Marion Public Library gives our IT students a chance to earn that experience, plus provide our community another place to receive help with their computer needs,” MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said.

Marion Regional Career Center’s Information Technology Academy is open to students from all participating schools in the county. Students who are interested should contact their counselor, or alternately reach out to Nate McNeely at MRCC, 765-664-9091, or email him at nmcneely@marion.k12.in.us.

YOU’RE INVITED: MCS art, music faculty plan special show (1/21)

Posted on Jan. 09 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Dec. 8, 2017

Marion Community Schools invites you to an afternoon of music and art featuring our outstanding fine arts faculty.

Arts in Action, a concert and art show, is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2018, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.

All eight MCS music teachers will be performing solos, and then will join for a combined piece at the end of the concert. MCS art teachers will have their own personal work out on display as people are going in to be seated for the concert.

We hope to see you there!

MHS senior wins business competition, advances to state level

Posted on Dec. 15 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School senior Andrea Persinger earned a first-place finish last weekend at the Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Contest.

Andrea competed in three categories at the competition, held Dec.9 at the Heartland Career Center in Wabash. She was the top finisher in the Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications category, earning a spot in the upcoming state level competition. She also competed in two other categories, Human Resource Management and Administrative Support Concepts.


For the spreadsheet competition, Andrea had to complete four jobs, including various formatting, formulas, and charts. Club sponsor Cathy Griffin said she was impressed with Andrea’s commitment to learning something new. She had never used the Excel spreadsheet program before beginning preparations this fall for the competition.

She now continues on to the state level conference and competition, set for March 11-13 at the Downtown Marriot in Indianapolis.  

The BPA club is back at Marion High School for the first time in at least a decade. In future years members will be able to work toward eligibility for BPA scholarships. The club also gives a head start to anyone who is interested in a career in business. BPA touches on a wide variety of related skills, from management, to accounting, to human resources, office systems and procedures, various computer skills, entrepreneurship, and more. The BPA competitions also include team contests, so as the club grows there will be more opportunities to earn recognition.

Any student who is interested in joining should contact Griffin at cgriffin@marion.k12.in.us, call 662-2546 x. 143, or visit her in the Marion Community Schools Business Office at Marion High School.

MRCC Dual Credit

Dual Credit at Marion Regional Career Center


What is dual credit?
Dual credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Dual credit courses are taught by high school faculty, adjunct college faculty or college faculty either at the high school, at the college or university, or sometimes through online courses or distance education. Dual credit is offered by both state and independent (private, regionally accredited) colleges and universities.

What MRCC classes offer dual credit?
All of them! MRCC offers 35+ hours of college credit through Ivy Tech and Vincennes University dual credit agreements.

How do I sign up?
Ivy Tech: Students completed online applications at the beginning of the school year and have been fulfilling requirements all year.
Vincennes: Teachers  passed out paper applications in class at the beginning of the school year.

Have more questions?
Ask your teacher or contact the MRCC office at 664-9051.

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