Guidance and Counseling
The Marion Technical Institute Student Services office is dedicated to empowering all students to achieve academic success, personal wellness, and career and educational satisfaction. Every student should complete MTI having gained the knowledge and skills necessary to link current academic and personal choices to their career pathways. Our department strives to remove barriers to learning and provide opportunities and support to students as they embrace their full potential and prepare for success in the futuristic world of work.
We believe student support services are a responsibility of all educators.
What Services Are Available:
Guidance services are offered in large groups, small groups and individually to implement support students through providing:
Gale Databases : http://galesites.com/k12/mcps/index.php : The Marion County School District provides a county-wide subscription to Gale Databases and ProQuest. These services offer students an engaging online experience by providing information on a broad range of topics, such as global issues, opposing viewpoints, science, literature, history, and titles for suggested reading.
FACTS.ORG : http://www.facts.org: This is Florida’s statewide student advising website created so that you can find accurate, up-to-date information for academic and career planning. Getting the facts has never been so easy. What can FACTS.org help you do?
BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP : http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/ : The Florida Bright Futures Program provides lottery-funded scholarships for Florida high school graduates with high academic achievement who enroll in eligible Florida public or private colleges or universities. The Bright Futures Scholarship Program is the umbrella program for all state-funded scholarships based on academic achievement in high school. Included under this umbrella is the Florida Academic Scholars Award, the Florida Medallion Scholars Award, and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award. *Criteria is determined by the State Legislature.
PERT TESTING: http://www.fldoe.org/cc/pert.asp The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.
SAT TESTING: http://domesatreview.com This is a free online SAT Prep site that incorporates a catalog of over 100 math, reading, and writing study guides, 5000 SAT vocabulary flash cards, and SAT practice tests.
Vocational Information Center : http://www.khake.com/ : The Vocational Information Center provides links to online resources for career exploration, vocational education, work opportunities, trade and technical schools and career related reference resources.
Technical School Guide: http://www.technical-schools-guide.com/: Technical-Schools-Guide.com is proud to offer an ever-expanding list of technical classes and technical degree programs, from graphic design to computer programming. This site can give you options for what you can do after high school.
Florida Department of Education, Workforce Education : http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdframe/ : Career Education Curriculum Frameworks and Student Performance Standards
Accredited Online Colleges: http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/Florida/: Complete list of Accredited Online Colleges and Universities in Florida