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Giant Bistro offers Easter treats - order today!

Posted on Mar. 01 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Marion Regional Career Center's Culinary Arts students have a special offer for you for the Easter season: Order special treats to share (or to enjoy yourself)!

Our GIANT peanut butter filled chocolate eggs are sure to be a hit! The are $5 each.

>> Order deadline is March 19. Call 664-9091 (the MRCC office) to place your order.

All items will be available for pickup at the Giant Bistro, 2201 S. Western Ave., on March 22.

MHS Band Boosters fundraiser this Friday (2/9) at Giant Bistro

Posted on Feb. 08 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Band Boosters will have a fundraiser at the Giant Bistro from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.
The Giant Bistro, 2215 S. Western Ave., is run by the Culinary Arts program at Marion Regional Career Center. Fundraisers for Marion Community Schools groups and community groups is a common way that MRCC and the Giant Bistro gives back to the community.

Come out this Friday to support the Band Boosters as they raise funds to support the band program, including the purchase of new uniforms for the Marching Giants and other needs.

MRCC teacher nominated as College as Career Readiness K-12 Champion

Posted on Jan. 31 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Regional Career Center instructor Travis Hueston, who leads MRCC’s information technology program, has been nominated as an ACT College and Career Readiness Champion.
ACT College and Career Readiness Champions personify the mission of ACT through intentional actions that create an atmosphere and culture that promotes college and career readiness for all. The ACT College and Career Readiness K-12 Champion is an individual who has created or led a program that positively impacts their organization and community through improved readiness for college and career opportunities.
“During the past few years, Mr. Hueston designed, developed, and implemented a new information technology program at MRCC,” said Dr. Kristine Condon, a senior member of the IT program’s advisory board. “The curriculum is mapped to specific third-party credentials, such as Microsoft Office Specialist and related products. During the first week of class alone, nearly 30 high school juniors and seniors build and maintain their own computers, network servers, install and maintain hardware and software, and begin the process of earning third-party credentials.” 
Even beyond the hands-on work, though, the students are getting a head start on college. Through a dual credit partnership with Vincennes University, students who complete the program can earn fully transferable college credit.
“In addition,” Condon noted, “Mr. Hueston has developed and maintained meaningful partnerships with area businesses and industries, which provides students with hands-on internship experience and professional soft skill development.”
Many of Hueston’s students are deployed as support technicians within the Marion school district. This saves the district's IT department valuable time and resources and provides the students with invaluable professional experience. In addition, the program recently began public tech assistance hours in partnership with Marion Public Library.
“These applied academic strategies are key tools to preparing students for upper-division and career readiness,” Condon said. “In addition to teaching students about hardware and software logistics, this next generation of IT professionals is developing business-appropriate communications skills and learning the attributes of responsibility, goal-setting, and collaboration with colleagues, customers, and the public. Mr. Hueston has single-handedly crafted and deployed a program that is an exceptional model for other career and technical education programs to follow.”

MRCC's IT program is part of the IBM Academic Initiative, and it is a Microsoft Imagine Academy.
Marion Community Schools congratulates Hueston on this recognition! We are grateful for community partnerships, and for our outstanding faculty members and the opportunities they work hard to provide to our students. ACT is set to announce the College and Career Readiness Champions by April 2.

MRCC's excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons Marion High School is a state leader in college and career readiness. MRCC programs are available to students from sending schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should talk to their high school counselor or call MRCC for more information, 664-9091.

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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