From our humble beginnings to our modern day campus, Marion Technical College has been serving our community for over 40 years. Scroll through the timeline and see how MTC has grown into the modern, technical college it is today.

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1973-1994 The Early Years

1973

Community Education was formed in Ocala, Florida.

1974

Mr. Samuel Lauff, Jr. and the Marion County School Board establish the Adult and Community Education Center in the Robert’s Building.

1984

Community Education Center moves into the newly renovated, former Manhattan Shirt Factory building.

1989

Samuel Lauff, Jr. dedicates the event hall “Brewster Hall” to one of the founding Community Education employees Ms. Jane Brewster.

1995

Community Education Center become Adult and Community Education Center.
1995-2005 Transitioning into Technical Education

2005

Adult and Community Education Center changes it’s name to Community Adult and Technical Education (CTAE), and begins to offer technical education programs.

2005-2015 CTAE Thrives

30 October 2015

Deborah Jenkins retires as Director of CTAE.

5 November 2015

Dan Davis become Interim Director of CTAE.

2016-Present MTC Transforms Into a College

2016

Marion Technical College gets a new logo and a new look.