Auto Tech attends International Auto Show

The Tri-Rivers Automotive Technologies students attended the 2017 Columbus International Auto Show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, March 17, 2017.

They had the opportunity to see the latest and greatest models and to check out the new technologies in the Automotive Industry.

Among the display were: Subaru’s “A Lot to Love” Ride and Drive Event; Toyota’s Get Behind the Wheel display; Nissan’s Electric Experience; RAM Truck Experience; Accessory Avenue Display; World’s Fastest Corvette; Art on Wheels, as well as the Ultimate Tailgate RV.

Featured cars at the show included: Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Indian Motorcycles, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Kia, Nissan, Polaris, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, RAMT, Volvo, Jeep, Volkswagen, Mazda, Porsche, and Victory Motorcycles.

Automotive Technology students at Tri-Rivers receive several industry-recognized credentials through the program from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE): Service Technology, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Brakes, Electronic/Electrical System, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Maintenance & Light Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, and Suspension and Steering.

The program teaches students through hands-on and related work how to diagnose, service and repair a wide range of vehicles, along side a certified Master Technician, Instructor Lucas Bledsoe.

Learn more about the Automotive Technologies program at Tri-Rivers. automotive-technology

TRCC is now CLOSED, Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Due to weather conditions, Tri-Rivers is CLOSED Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Be safe.

10TV features Criminal Justice program

Tri-Rivers welcomed 10Tv’s Angela An to the Criminal Justice program. She interviewed students about their career pathway and their fitness workout called StryKO.

See the entire story on Channel 10’s website

New High School Catalog Available

2017 Course Catalog

The 2017 Course Catalogs will be delivered to our associate schools soon. If you would like to receive a high school catalog, we will gladly mail one to you. Just contact our Director of Communications, Ellen Messenger at

Tri-Rivers Career Center specializes in helping students discover and develop their unique skills and interests into solid careers. Tri-Rivers programs have been designed to offer different pathways for success, while saving money and time after graduation.
Tri-Rivers’ programs combine hands-on training and college prep academics to prepare students to continue their education or go right to work after high school.
How would you like to spend part of your day doing something you love? Tri-Rivers’ programs allow you to spend half of your day in lab working on hands-on projects…that are really fun!!
Tri-Rivers has students from Cardington, Elgin, Highland, Marion Harding, Mt. Gilead, Pleasant, Ridgedale, River Valley and North Union, as well as students who are open enrolled or are home schooled.
Tri-Rivers has a diverse culture and plenty of students who share the same goals and interests you do.

You can also view programs right here on the website:

2 Hour Delay Monday Dec. 19, 2016

Due to the weather conditions, Tri-Rivers will be on a 2-hour delay Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 Be safe. (Remember your furry friends as well)

Home Schoolers Invited to Campus to Explore Careers

Tri-Rivers invites home schooled students and their families to a Career Exploration Campus Tour event Thursday, January 19, 2017. There will be two sessions that day—a morning session from 8:30am to 10:30am and an afternoon session from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Each session will begin in the career center’s auditorium.

“There is a growing interest from home-schooled students to gain hands-on experience in a career tech program,” according to Ellen Messenger, director of communications for Tri-Rivers. “This summer several home-schooled students and their families stopped by our displays at county fairs and expressed interest in attending Tri-Rivers to acquire relevant career skills. We already have home-schooled students who are currently in programs or have graduated and are doing quite well. So we felt having a day geared toward area home-schoolers and their families would assist in answering their specific questions and provide an opportunity for them to see our programs and talk to current students.”

Our counselors, career connections coordinator and other staff will be available to answer questions about college credits, industry certifications, entrance requirements, academics and the benefits of a career tech education, said Messenger. “We encourage students 12 and older to attend with their families; however, all ages of children are welcome.”

Messenger said prior to the tours there will be a question and answer session, viewing of an informational video and time to talk with home-schooled students who are currently at Tri-Rivers. “The format will be casual; we want to allow interaction and time to answer all questions.”

“Modern career tech programs, like the ones we have at Tri-Rivers, are designed to prepare students for success,” said Messenger. “We empower students to learn a skill while in high school, in addition to providing opportunities for earning free college credits, relevant industry certifications and leadership opportunities.”

Career Tech programs for juniors and seniors at Tri-Rivers include: Advanced Machining @ Tri-Rivers RAMTEC; Ag & Industrial Power Technology; Automotive Technology;  Computer Networking Electronics Technologies (CNET); Construction Trades Academy—also available for sophomores; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Culinary Arts; Digital Media & Entertainment; Engineering Technologies @Tri-Rivers RAMTEC—also available for sophomores; Esthetics (Skin Care)—one year program; Health Careers Academy; Hospitality; Veterinary Science and Welding @ Tri-Rivers RAMTEC.

Sign-up for the sessions is required. Home-schooled students and their families can call Career Connections Coordinator Jane Galyk at 740-389-8582 or 740-751-3325 or email her at to sign up for a morning or afternoon two-hour session on Jan. 19, 2017.

Tri-Rivers is an extension of nine schools—Marion City, Elgin, Pleasant, River Valley, Ridgedale, Mt. Gilead, Cardington, Highland and North Union as well as serving home-schooled students and students who open enroll. Tri-Rivers is located at 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, OH 43302.



2 hour Delay Thursday Dec 15, 2016

Due to wind chill factors, Tri-Rivers Career Center is on a two-hour delay, Thursday, December 15, 2016. Stay Warm, Stay Safe!

Tri-Rivers honored Veterans with free services

14956367_10157749986215578_7467234391989011372_nTo thank area veterans Tri-Rivers Career Center students and staff provided complimentary services during the second 2016 annual “Services for Those Who Served Day” on Friday, November 11. The event was coordinated by the Social Studies Department.

Some of the services provided to veterans included:

A Soup & Salad Bar lunch provided by our Culinary Arts students in CC Bistro

 • A Wash, Wax & Vacuum vehicle service provided by our Auto technology students

• Haircuts, Manicures & Pedicures provided by our Cosmetology students

• Servicing lawn equipment including: Lawn mowers, Chain saws, weed eaters, Snow blowers and Power washers by our Ag & Industrial Power students

• Pet Grooming provided by TRCC’s Veterinary Sciences program

• Portraits were taken by Digital Media & Entertainment students

• Health checks of vital signs were provided by our Health Careers Academy students

Computer safety inspections were performed by our Computer Networking students

• Criminal Justice demonstrations were held for Veterans and their families about student preparation for military and or police work

Click thru photos from the event.

 View Marion Star Story on our event.



Construction Trades Academy-Grade 10

Tri-Rivers is offering a Construction Trades Academy—Grade 10. So current freshman interested in jump-starting their construction careers can come to Tri-Rivers as sophomores.

This pre-construction program is ideal for the student who desires to continue in Tri-Rivers Construction Trades Academy their Junior and Senior years. See your counselor for details or call Tri-Rivers Student Services at 740-389-8507. Apply online starting Dec. 1,

TRCC/RAMTEC students earn FANUC Certifications

14976892_1532994630049779_1148265425392156837_oTri-Rivers/RAMTEC:  Fourteen Level I Engineering Technology Students at Tri-Rivers Career Center/RAMTEC earned their FANUC Tool Handling and Programming Industrial Certifications recently. Twenty-eight Level I and Level II students have now completed their credentialing in Engineering Technology from Certified FANUC instructor Mark Edington. Fifty-eight students have now been certified at Tri-Rivers since 2014. There will be many more to come this year between 22 Welding, 16 Advanced Machining and 9 more level I Engineering Technology students.