Marion Technical Institute

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Marion Technical Institute (Ocala,Florida)
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Motto

Where Education Meets Experience

Address

1614 S.E. Fort King Street

City

Ocala, Florida

Established

2005

Type

Public secondary

Principal

Jim Whorley

Enrollment
Students

Coeducational

Grades

11 - 12

Accreditation

Florida State Department of Education

District

Marion County Public Schools

Mascot

Pioneer

Colors

Navy Blue, Gold

Website

Marion Technical Institute

Marion Technical Institute (MTI) is Marion County's vocational school that offers 9 on-campus academies and coenrollment opportunities while students still earn their high school diploma. The students get hands on experience in their academy classes and are given the opportunity to earn impressive national certifications. The school works closely with local businesses and industry leaders to provide students with internship opportunities. Students from Marion County High Schools that are at least 16 years old may apply to attend the school with an essay and have their school record screened. [1]

Academies[edit]

The 8 Academies the school offers are:[2]

  • Information Technology
  • Building Sciences
  • Robotics Automation & Design
  • Culinary Arts
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business & Finance
  • Law and Government
  • Career Academy

[3]

First year[edit]

In 2006, MTI was recognized by the United States Department of Labor Employment, at the third annual Recognition of Excellence honors in Anaheim, receiving Honorable Mention for "successfully demonstrating sustained partnerships among employment, educators, and economic development leaders — ETA’s 'Power of e3'". The achievement statistics at the end of its first year were:[2]

  • an 88% graduation rate (the state average being 72%)
  • 66% graduates placed in training-related jobs
  • 273 industry specific certifications awarded to students
  • 31% students placed in paid, training-related internships
  • 53% students placed in unpaid, training-related internships (Dual enrollment only)
  • 17% placed in training-related, part-time jobs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marion Technical Institute :: Marion County Public Schools Ocala, FL; 2/27/2005". Marion County Public Schools. 2006-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Workforce Florida Weekly Update". Workforce Florida, Inc. 2006-08-02. 
  3. ^ Ginger Broslat (2006-04-04). "Ocala EDC Second Quarter Talking Points 1/1/2006 – 3/31/2006" (PDF). Ocala Marion County Economic Development Corporation. 

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Coordinates: 29°11′01″N 82°06′48″W / 29.1837269°N 82.1132129°W / 29.1837269; -82.1132129