Tishomingo County Vocational Center / Tishomingo County Career and technical Center

 
 

    The Tishomingo County Vocational Center was established in 1968 and opened in the fall of 1969 and has served the students of Tishomingo County ever since.  Built on the original location of Carter’s Branch High School the facility still utilizes the original high school building as well as the original gymnasium.  Three other buildings were built at different times during the center’s history and have housed up to eleven vocational programs on campus at one time as well as the District Superintendent’s office and a headstart. 

    The vocational center complex now consists of five buildings containing nine skill and technical programs as well as the TCSD Technology department, the GED program, and the alternative education program.  

    The vocational center has and still serves as a training location for adult skill classes, Adult Basic Education, and industry meetings.  The center has also previously served as a satellite campus for NEMCC, hosting college credit classes for both adults and high school students.  The center also serves as the only official GED testing center in Tishomingo County allowing adults to opportunity to further their education without traveling too far from home.

    Throughout the years the Vocational Center has been a focal point of the community by providing opportunities for students young and old alike.  The center is currently serving more than 300 high school students each day along with more than 50 adult night class students  twice a week.   

    In 2008 and 2009 the vocational center administration and staff made a concerted effort to improve the level of instruction being offered by converting programs that were no longer tied to relevant business and industry employment opportunities to more relevant technical programs.  This change included moving from metal trades to welding, building trades to culinary arts and air conditioning to industrial maintenance. 

    With three other programs located on the High School campuses the Tishomingo County School District offers a total of eleven skill and technical programs along with 12 non-skill or career and technical related programs being offered at the middle and high school level throughout the county. 

In 2011 the Tishomingo County Vocational Center changed names to become the Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center.  This change was made in an effort to comply with changes at the state and national level and to more accurately reflect the types of programs and the education being offered at the center.

    In 2012 the Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center was named as a Nationally Accredited Education and Training Facility by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the Mississippi Department of Education.  Tishomingo County Career and Technical Center was the only center to presented with this distinguished honor during the 2011-2012 school year.

   

 

A brief History of the Tishomingo County Vocational / Career and Technical Center

and its programs