By: Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Director of Public Education, CEO, Muncie Community Schools—
Muncie, IN – Students and faculty from the Muncie Area Career Center (MACC) invite prospective students, parents, stakeholders, and members of the public to attend the annual Career and Technical Education Open House at the MACC (2500 N. Elgin St.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Attendees will have opportunities to meet instructors and current students, learn about program offerings, tour classrooms and labs, and participate in hands-on activities.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about our programs to come and see first-hand what we offer and what the MACC experience is really all about,” said Caleb Beasley, Principal of the MACC. “In some ways, we think we are one of the best kept secrets in Delaware and Randolph Counties, and this is our chance to showcase the unique opportunities that our students enjoy.”
The MACC offers thirteen CTE programs for juniors and seniors in Delaware and Randolph County high schools: Automation Technology Careers & Purdue Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Technology, Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, Dental Careers, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences/Nursing, Fire and Rescue, Biomedical, Welding, and Automotive Service Technology. Current students and instructors will be on hand at the Open House to share information and answer questions about their respective programs.
According to Beasley, one of the great things about the MACC is that it can be a great fit for all kinds of students – whether they want to enter a career field right after high school; pursue an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or advanced degree; or learn a trade that they can use to support themselves while pursuing more education and training.
JoAnn McCowan, Muncie Community Schools’ Director of Career Curriculum and Assessment said, “Students who enter the MACC CTE programs have greater success in college than non-CTE students, because MACC students enter college with a career focus. A specific example would be the number of Academic Honors Diploma students who have gone through the Health Sciences and Dental Careers programs to ensure they are college ready.”
The Open House on Feb. 13 is open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to either park in the northeast parking lot and enter through door 4 or park in the south lot and enter through door 17. Visitors will have a chance to win door prizes, depending on the number of programs they visit. Please call 765-747-5257 for more information.
About the MACC
The Muncie Area Career Center offers Career and Technical Education courses for students from the following high schools: Blackford, Burris, Cowan, Daleville, Delta, Monroe Central, Muncie Central, Union City, Wapahani, Wes-Del, Winchester, and Yorktown. The MACC is currently enrolling students for next school year. Interested sophomores and juniors should consult with their high school guidance counselor to evaluate whether and how a MACC program can fit in with their schedule and graduation plan. More information can be found at macc.muncie.k12.in.us.Follow MCS on Twitter @MuncieSchools and like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/MCS1Official.