The Technical Education Center (TEC) was built in 1972 and was originally called the Fort Bend Area Career School. It not only housed the Vocational programs for Fort Bend ISD, but students from Alief and Stafford were also permitted to attend. At that time, Fort Bend had only one high school, Dulles. The facility underwent renovations in the early 1990s and was renamed the Technical Education Center (TEC).
The Technical Education Center has students from all of the high schools in Fort Bend ISD. Students are transported by bus to the Center for their program instructional period and then transported back to their home campuses for all of the other courses on their schedules.
High school students today are bombarded with the question, “What are you going to do after graduation?” It’s hard to answer that question if you have not had the opportunity to explore careers. The Technical Education Center offers programs that give students the chance to:
• Explore career oportunities.
• Use State-of-the-Art equipment, as used in today’s work force.
• Earn Articulation/College Now credit from local colleges/universities.
• Utilize skills learned in the TEC programs to earn money to pay for college expenses.
• Prepare for employment upon graduation with skills and Industry Certifications to compete in today's work force.
To get into a program at the Technical Education Center, students must complete an application and return it to the Technical Education Center. Students will then be contacted for an interview and a tour of the facility. Applications may be obtained from the home campus school counselor or the TEC website at www.fortbend.k12.tx.us/campuses/tec.