New Port Richey Rotary Recognizes Marchman Technical College Students

New Port Richey Rotary Recognizes Marchman Technical College Students

New Port Richey, FL  (Nov. 4 2015) – The Rotary Club of New Port Richey honored outstanding Marchman Technical College students Jose’ Rodriguez and Louis Clark with a Certificate of Achievement and a monetary gift at a regular luncheon meeting in October.

Jose’ Rodriguez, August Student of the Month, is a second year student in the MTC ESOL program.  Instructor Erin Howe recommended Rodriguez for the award because of the immense progress he has made after entering the class barely speaking or understanding English.  Rodriguez is now the primary student assistant guiding and mentoring new students with language barriers.  Rodriguez recently passed his driver’s license test, in English.  His goals are to pass the GED, attend college and pursue a career teaching bi-lingual students.

Louis Clark, September Student of the Month, is in the MTC Electrical program, pre-apprenticeship training for the journeyman’s license.  Clark, a student class supervisor, was selected not only by the instructor, but by vote of his classmates. Instructor Don Blake commented that Clark is a positive influence in the program and demonstrates the skills and policies necessary to be successful and employable.

Marchman Technical College
(Left to Right) Student Louis Clark and instructor Don Blake joined instructor Erin Howe and student Jose’ Rodriguez for Marchman Technical College Student of the Month award presentations at the Spartan Manor.

Marchman Technical College offers students the opportunity to learn or improve skills for career readiness and advancement. Marchman Technical College offers training for both high school students and adults in automobile service technology, commercial art, commercial food, computer systems and IT, cosmetology, digital cinema production, electricity, HVAC and marine service technology.  Adult technical education courses are also available for early childhood apprenticeships and patient care technicians.  Additional programs include the FAPE 22 for older students with disabilities.

The vision of MTC is to empower students to compete in a global economy and maintain a productive, satisfying way of life. The college has over 170,000 square feet of classroom and workshop space distributed over 15 different buildings, encompassing 25 acres. Information about the programs offered at MTC can be found at or at Marchman Technical College located at 7825 Campus Drive in New Port Richey,  727.774.1700.

The Rotary Club of New Port Richey was established in 1959 and meets every Wednesday at noon at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. Rotary International is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Photos courtesy of Tim McClain, New Port Richey Rotary Club

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