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Apply Today! Tri-Rivers Application for 21-22 School Year is Open

Tri-Rivers Application for School Year 2021-2022 went live December 1, 2020.

You can apply by visiting the Admissions page, plus you can view our virtual video and if you still have questions, you can register to attend the January 9 or January 23 Exploring Careers Days—Saturdays. See all the details at : https://tririvers.com/recruitment/


During these unprecedented times—a global pandemic—we are faced with the challenge to re-invent how we let you know about all the AMAZING programs at Tri-Rivers for the 2021-2022 School Year. In November you should have received a box filled with information in the mail. (If you missed the AMAZING box, click links below for the content or email: to receive one)

• #YouBelongHere Link: #TRCCYouBelongHere

• Tri-Rivers Career Programs Catalog Link: https://tririvers.com/catalog/CC2021-22.pdf

• Questions & Answers About Tri-Rivers Link: Q and A TRCC

• Meet Your TRCC School Counselors: TRCC School Counselors

• Invitation to Exploring Careers Days—Saturday, Jan. 9, 9am-Noon or Saturday, Jan. 23, 9am-Noon: Invite to Exploring Careers Days Saturdays

• What’s My E?—Enrolled, Employed, Enlisted: What’s My E!

You can also read about our programs and view program videos on this website as well. You will receive updates via text messages & emails.


TRCC collects food boxes for Christmas Clearinghouse

Vet Science students gather the boxes they collected to add them to the school-wide effort that will benefit families in Marion County being served by Christmas Clearinghouse—a project of the Junior Service Guild. All programs at Tri-Rivers participated.

At Tri-Rivers students and staff “Work Hard, Play Hard and Give Back.” The recent Annual Food Drive is a great example of this philosophy. All of Tri-Rivers programs participated with donations made by staff, students and extended families. The collected food boxes will benefit families in Marion County being served by Christmas Clearinghouse, according to the event coordinator, Rhonda Irey, Tri-Rivers EMIS/Administrative Assistant.

For every box that each lab filled with the suggested 24 items from Christmas Clearinghouse, they received five tickets to be put into a prize drawing. If a lab collected 24 items, but not from the list, they received two tickets for each box collected. Everyone got into the spirit of the contest!  Along with the Career Tech students and program instructors, staff from Academics, Student Services, Student Resource Center, and the Main Office were assigned to help with the collection of food boxes.

As Mrs. Irey explained in her poem:

Thanksforgiving should not happen – only once a year.

Nor should it happen – just when filled with pandemic fear.

When reaching out to others, at home or across town

Giving, sharing, and being near when life brings others down.

In this year of the unknown, we question our own faith

Please reach out in love to help those in stress – escape.

Suggested items for each box included: 6 cans of vegetables; 4 items of pasta and related items; three proteins and one box mix; two fruit items and two personal items; four cans of soup; and two miscellaneous items, such as cereal, crackers, hot chocolate or cookies.

We collected 60 prepacked Christmas Clearinghouse boxes filled with 24 suggested items and 373 miscellaneous donations of nonperishable and personal items totaling over 1800 contributions.

Superintendent Chuck Speelman, Principal Chris Solis and Mrs. Irey had the honor of drawing for the prizes. First place lab was Vet Science, winning a Pizza, Chips and Soda party. Second place was Interactive Media, winning an Ice Cream and Pretzels Party. Third place was Health Careers Academy winning a Cookies & Milk Party.

The real winners will be the recipients of the food boxes. And the TRCC staff and students will tell you the feeling of giving is always a win!

“The generosity of Tri-Rivers students and staff, will help many, many families this Holiday Season,” said Irey.







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Dustin Fraizer

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Dustin Fraizer, Burkhart Farm Center
Tri-Rivers graduate

Dustin started working at Burkhart’s between his junior and senior years of high school through Advanced Placement. He has worked his way up to the parts counter where he assists farmers daily. He said he enjoys talking to local farmers and hearing how things are going for them. He said Burkhart’s provides parts/services to farmers in more than six different states.

…My instructor was amazing! I had the opportunity to bring in my own tractor and completely restore it—rebuilding the motor and painting it. It was a great learning experience. I learned skills about machinery that help me do my job better.

Shon Elswick

Shon Elswick
Vaughn Industries
2016 Tri-Rivers graduate

While attending Tri-Rivers Career Center, my instructor always said that 90% of anything metal has a welding process. Since being out of school, I have worked at Vaughn Industries. Vaughn Industries maintains and installs metal, copper, and PVC piping systems for liquids and gases in various Midwestern businesses. I have studied, worked, and completed the apprentice program with Vaughn Industries in the last four years. Every day, I weld, thread, groove, and solder metal to help keep businesses manufacturing their product.

I liked attending Tri-Rivers Career Center because it allowed me to succeed financially and support my family. With the training that I received at Tri-Rivers, I saved thousands of dollars, paying for an education.

Erin Graves

Veterinary Science
Erin Graves, Maple Run Veterinary Clinic
2015 Tri-Rivers Graduate

Erin has worked at the Maple Run Vet Clinic for 5 years. She works with large, small, and exotic animals. She enjoys the variety of cases and working with animals and people.

My training at Tri-Rivers provided me with hands-on skills. I was well prepared for my studies at Bradford School where I earned by Vet Tech degree. The Anatomy and Physiology classes at Tri-Rivers were especially helpful.