Welcome to Tucker Career & Technology Center
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Mission: Tucker Career & Technology Center will develop in every student (relevant) technical, academics and job readiness skills.
College bound? Career bound? Need skills that will help you get a job after you graduate high school?
Tucker is the RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU!
>> Click here to apply online and reserve your spot at Tucker Career and Technology Center!
Career and technical education courses help students explore their interests and career possibilities, and prepare for a career of interest. Content of career and technical education courses includes academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world, job-related activities and workplace ethics. At Tucker, CTE students can earn high school credit and college credit while working toward a specific nationally recognized certification. Most Career & Technical Education programs are 3 credits per semester. All programs are open to Junior and Senior students, with the exception of ICE and CNA which is only open to senior students, with additional pre-requisites. Students in grade 10 will be admitted with permission on an individual basis if there is room in the program requested. All programs are offered both morning (a.m.) and afternoon (p.m.) unless otherwise noted.
EARN COLLEGE CREDITS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL
Because of articulation agreements with post-secondary schools, high school students are able to earn college credits as well as high school credits while attending class at Tucker. Some of these credits are even transferable from one college to another.
Tucker classes offering dual credit for 2013-2014 are as follows:
Early Childhood Education
For further information regarding dual credits, please call Tucker Career and Technology Center at 664-9091.
Dine at the Tucker Bistro!
The Tucker Bistro is now open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays!
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We look forward to serving you!
The menu features breakfast fare all day, as well as lunch offerings, including weekly soup and dessert specials.
The Bistro also can host private parties and business meetings any day of the week (even on days when it isn’t open to the public). For such events, the staff can also cater to special requests beyond the standard menu. Call the Bistro, 664-9091, ext. 121, to schedule your event.
Special events coming up will include a holiday buffet and bake sale. Watch for more details as those events near.
Posted on Mar. 07 2014
From the Chronicle-Tribune
One of Tucker Career and Technology Center’s main goals is to prepare students for their next step, whether that’s in a dorm room or in an office, and the college and career fair is a big part of achieving that goal.
For the second year, Tucker hosted a college and career fair Thursday with vendors from Indiana universities and businesses providing information to interested students and families. The fair also doubles as an open house for Tucker students to step into the tech ed classrooms before they enroll.
“It’s our spring open house for all of our incoming students and all of our current students and parents in the community to come in, see the classrooms and meet the teachers to see what types of projects our students do,” said Valerie Janowski-Human, guidance counselor. “As kind of an added bonus, we thought it would be cool to add a college and career fair so that seniors and other community members can come in and talk to colleges, talk to local business, especially the ones that are hiring, to see what their requirements are and learn more about them.”
— More from MCS: To learn about the programs and certifications available through Tucker Career and Technology Center, click here. —
Posted on Feb. 25 2014
WHAT: Get an inside look at what TCTC has to offer to students, PLUS talk with representatives from several area colleges and businesses.
WHEN: 4:30 - 7 p.m. March 6
WHERE: Tucker Career & Tech Center, 107 S. Pennsylvania St, Marion, Ind.
Click the image above to view or print the invitation!
Tucker Career and Technology Center's 2014 College and Career Fair and Open House is coming up soon — don't miss your chance to talk with representatives from area colleges and universities, as well as from local businesses!
It's a great way to explore the possibilities open to you after graduation.
This is also a great time to take an inside look at what Tucker has to offer. We can give you a hands-on experience in many different career paths, to help you explore your interests before you're locked into a post-secondary program (and the high price tag that can come with it)! We also offer many professional certifications to our students, meaning you could be several steps ahead in the job market when you graduate high school.
It's your future. What are you going to do with it? We can help you decide — and the College and Career Fair and Open House is a great place to explore your options!
This event is open to the entire community
(not just current Tucker students, and not just Marion Community Schools families). Come check out the Tucker Advantage
Click on the links below to learn more about those who will be at the College and Career Fair:
Businesses, community organizations, other
Posted on Feb. 17 2014
Due to the high number of school cancellations caused by this winter’s extraordinary weather, Marion Community Schools will be lengthening its school day for about two months, to regain lost instructional time in a way that is most effective for continued student success.
This plan is in line with alternative make-up solutions offered recently by the state Department of Education
, and it would address the seven days MCS has canceled so far this winter for which waivers were not granted. That means at this time, the make-up days built in at the end of the school year would all still be available, should more cancellations be needed. More importantly, it means that teachers and students would regain instructional time now, when it is needed most, prior to high-stakes testing such as ISTEP+ and IREAD.
“We have explored multiple solutions with a broad base of stakeholders, and we believe this is the best solution to meet the challenges of this extraordinary winter that has caused our children to miss a significant amount of valuable instructional time,” Superintendent Brad Lindsay said. “We will be able to custom fit this extra time at each building and within each department, so that we can maximize this additional learning time and make better possible for our students students prior to essential high-stakes assessments including ISTEP+ and IREAD.”
In general, the plan would add an hour to the school day — moving the start time earlier in the morning, and moving the end time later in the afternoon — starting Monday, Feb. 24, and ending Friday, April 18. In addition, Marion High School will have have no shortened days when this alternate schedule is in place. The MHS schedule would be the same Monday through Friday. (Please see the links at the bottom of this post for specific start and end times at each building during this time.)
This alternate schedule will not
be extended past April 18. If further cancellations are needed, the make-up days at the end of the school year will be used. (And if delays are needed during this alternate schedule period, they will be delays starting from the alternate, earlier time.)
We know this change will greatly affect scheduling for our students and their families, along with our staff members.
In the days leading up to the schedule change, building administrators and district department heads will be working with their staffs to determine the best way to use this additional learning time each day.
We will work to ensure extra-curricular activities have the least disruption possible. And we will work with families to try to make the transition to this modified schedule as smooth as possible.
“There are challenges with any solution when you’re talking about such a high number of cancellations,” Lindsay said. “We believe this gives us our best chance to help all of our students succeed.”
For specific start and end times at each building, click on the links below.