Students’ First Feed the Need Harvest Benefits Local Charity

(Bradenton, FL—October 23, 2013) Braden River High School agriculture students will harvest 100 heads of lettuce and donate them to the Salvation Army at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 24.  The Salvation Army will be there to receive the...

Meet the Instructor: Marina Proskurina, Award-winning Photographer

Whose Art Work will be Published in a National Magazine to Lead Discussion on 10/23 (Bradenton, FL—October 16, 2013)  The Professional Photographer of America magazine will soon publish Wings of Galaxy, one of the creative works of Marina Proskurina,...

MTI culinary arts student awarded trip to Vietnam

(Bradenton, FL – October 10, 2013)  Dante Valenzuela, a culinary arts student at Manatee Technical Institute, was awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam to assist with next year’s Village de Chefs in Hanoi.  The group of distinguished chefs from...

MTI orthopedic tech program earns NAOT recognition

(Bradenton, FL—October 1, 2013)  The National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists has approved the Orthopedic Technology Program at Manatee Technical Institute for recognition status. Only eight orthopedic technology programs in the United States are NAOT recognized. The association’s Educational Programs...

SkillsUSA citizenship project

MTI students Lesvia Franco and Sebastian Martines pose with instructors Barbara Lasser and Vera Bourenina after participating in a SkillsUSA citizenship project.  The digital video class created a DVD of Franco, Martines and Bourenina sharing what it meant to...

Parisian-trained chefs coming to MTI

October 8 & 9, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Rendez vous with “Village de Chefs” A unique, prestigious and convivial event with chefs from around the globe (Paris, France and Sarasota-Bradenton, FL — September 19, 2013) Twenty French Chefs and pastry chefs...

MTI to host 9/11 remembrances and blood drive

(Bradenton, FL—September 6, 2013) Manatee Technical Institute will honor the American spirit in remembrance of 9/11 at both the Main and East Campuses on Wednesday, September 11. EAST CAMPUS:  MTI East and the Lakewood Ranch Community Activities group will...

MTI Law Enforcement Academy graduation

The Manatee Technical Institute Law Enforcement Academy graduated eight basic recruits last night. Class leader Graham W. Cook presented Academy Director Jay Romine with the class plaque.  Two of four special awards went to Cook for Class Leader and...

MTI Wins Most SkillsUSA Medals 10th year in a row!

For the tenth straight year, Manatee Technical Institute students won more medals than any other school in the nation at the 49th Annual SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City. To put it in perspective, there are about 10,000 school districts...

MTI inducted 25 into National Adult Education Honor Society

Twenty-five students were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society at Manatee Technical Institute last night.  The Manatee adult education program serves over 1,200 students.  The ones chosen for this honor were in the top two percent of...

MTI student wins honorable mention in Congressional art competition

Manatee Technical Institute student Marcos Aviles received an honorable mention in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.  Aviles is a high school student in the digital design program at MTI.  According to Aviles, a junior, “I wasn’t going to enter the...

Romine new MTI Law Enforcement Academy director

Today is Jay Romine’s first day on the job as the new director of Manatee Technical Institute’s Law Enforcement Academy.  The recommendation to appoint him to the position was approved at last night’s School Board meeting.  The recently retired...

MTI wins at Florida SkillsUSA

(Bradenton, FL—May 6, 2013)   At an awards ceremony on May 3, Manatee Technical Institute presented 84 medals to the MTI students who won first, second or third at the 2013 Florida SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, which was held...

MTI dental assisting program receives $1,000 from state orthodontic association

The Florida Association of Orthodontists awarded $1,000 to the Manatee Technical Institute Dental Assisting program in recognition of its excellence in providing high quality orthodontic training and state certification and assisting in the certification of alternatively trained orthodontic assistants. ...

MTI students win first in FL in Ford/AAA Auto Skills

(Bradenton, FL—April 22, 2013)  Two of Manatee Technical Institute’s high school Automotive Technology students, Wade Ingram and Skyler Bellows, won first in the State of Florida in the Annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Challenge State Hands-On Competition.The MTI student...

180 MTI students inducted in honor society

(Bradenton, FL—April 18, 2013)   Manatee Technical Institute inducted 180 students into the National Technical Honor Society in Cantrell Hall last night.  Induction into the honor society is one of America’s highest awards for excellence in career and technical education....

Multicultural Festival Celebration

Celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” on May 3 (Bradenton, FL) The Farmworker Education and Services Program, the Latino community, and Manatee Technical Institute (MTI) are proud to present the 13th Annual Multicultural Festival celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” on Friday, May...

MTI students to serve Sarasota homeless on Saturday

(Bradenton, FL—April 17, 2013)  Manatee Technical Institute’s SkillsUSA Cosmetology Team will be providing hair, nail and skin treatments to clients of the Homelessness Coalition at the Stand Down for the Homeless from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday,...

Relay for Life becomes personal for PCT students

A SkillsUSA community service project became personal for Manatee Technical Institute’s Patient Care Technician students when they participated in the Relay for Life event on Saturday.  Crystal Robles, a dual-enrollment high school student in the program, was diagnosed with...