New GED® prep class to be offered at MTC Main Campus

A GED® Test Preparation class will be offered at the Manatee Technical College (formerly Manatee Technical Institute) main campus beginning January 22, 2015. Enrollment specifically for the new class will be held on Thursday, January 15 from noon to...

First Graduates of Manatee Technical College

First graduates of Manatee Technical College (Bradenton, FL—December 19, 2014)     The Dental Assisting Technology and Management Program graduated 15 students on December 11, 2014.  Their Pinning Ceremony was held on December 15 in Cantrell Hall of the Main Campus....

Fire Truck Donation

West Manatee Fire District donated a 1999 Pierce pumper to Manatee Tech’s Fire Science Academy to be used in the school’s Fire Fighter I and II program, as well as the Driver Operator state certification class.

MTI is now Manatee Technical College!

Manatee Technical Institute is now Manatee Technical College.  The name change passed unanimously as a consent agenda item at the December 9, 2014, School Board meeting.  As soon as it passed, Board Member Mary Cantrell asked everyone in the audience...

Forbes named 2014 Best Instructor by industry group

Brian Forbes, an air conditioning, heating and refrigeration instructor at Manatee Technical Institute, has earned the title of 2014 Best Instructor by The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).  The...

Dental Group Drills in Bradenton For President

  BY: GULF COAST BUSINESS REVIEW BRADENTON — Kim Bland, program director of the Dental Assisting Technology and Management Program at the Manatee Technical Institute, has been elected president of the American Dental Assistants Association. Bland, according to a...

MTI’s Down with Diabetes project on SNN

Down with Diabetes is an MTI health literacy project which is being funded by FL Blue.  It will serve over 90 Adult ESOL students, and our Patient Care Technician students will measure their blood glucose levels.  Instructor Janet Gallagher and career...

Manatee Tech students volunteer for United Way Day of Caring

Alaa Frijah, a Manatee Technical Institute student in the Computer Network Support Services program, volunteered with his class for the United Way Day of Caring on October 2.  Their assigned project was painting a large fence in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts.  Frijah,...

Manatee Tech to host FL Farmworker Career Development Conference

Manatee Technical Institute will host the 2014 Florida Farmworker Career Development Conference October 8 to 10, with pre-conference meetings scheduled for October 7.   Rod Duckworth, Chancellor for the Division of Career and Adult Education, Florida Department of Education, will...

Congratulations to Martha Meyers!

Martha Meyers, Manatee Technical Institute, was named co-chair of the CareerSource Suncoast Skills Development Council at the September meeting.  Meyers was named co-chair of the council with Mark DeHaan of Sun Trust Bank.

Record number of Manatee Tech students gave blood on 9/11

Zachary Carden, a 24-year-old carpentry student at Manatee Technical Institute, donated blood during a memorial blood drive at the main campus on 9/11.  He was one of 111 MTI students and staff who donated over the two-day drive.  “The 9/11 blood drive always has the largest...

Sugar Cubed: One of the Freshest Businesses in Southwest Florida

Sugar Cubed, 1506 13th St. W., Bradenton. The bakery is owned by Dana Johnson, who spent five years as a certified executive pastry chef at Manatee Technical Institute and has received the Best Chef’s America award. Cappuccino streusel muffins, key...

Air Products thanks Manatee Tech with a donation to help students

(Bradenton, FL—August 29, 2014)  Air Products Plant Manager, Mark Evans, stopped by Manatee Technical Institute on Friday to bring two checks to express appreciation and support to Manatee Tech.  The school has been training welders for Air Products for...

Air Products gives $3,000 to MTI for welding training

Air Products Plant Manager Mark Evans dropped off $3,000 for Manatee Technical Institute to express appreciation and support Friday. The school has been training welders for Air Products for about a year. “At Air Products Port Manatee, we are...