Summer camp opens up options for young students

(Bradenton, FL—June 7, 2019) About 45 middle school and high school students spent June 3-6 at Manatee Technical College exploring careers at MTC’s Amazing Days Summer Camp.  The young students had the opportunity to explore baking and pastry arts,...

Youmans is a cut above

MTC barber instructor Aric Youmans took first place in the Creative Cuts – Professional Hair Styling category at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event.  The event was held May 30 – June 1, 2019. As it is an international...

MTC Advanced Manufacturing students awarded scholarships

(Bradenton, FL—May 15, 2019) Performance Technical Services awarded $500 scholarships to Leah Kessler and Steven Trottier.  Both Kessler and Trottier are Advanced Manufacturing students at Manatee Technical College.   PTS honored Kessler and Trottier for their recent win of...

Attorney engages students in lively discussion of Bill of Rights

(Bradenton, FL—May 10, 2019) GED® students at Manatee Technical College enjoyed a lively discussion on the Bill of Rights with local attorney Pamela Hernandez, Esq. this week.  The students are preparing to take the Social Studies portion of the...

MTC student wins scholarship from Great Clips

Bradenton, FL (May 1, 2019) – The franchise owners of local Great Clips salons recently awarded cosmetology tools worth $1,000 to Caitlin Johnson, a student at Manatee Technical College. Johnson of Bradenton, Florida, and thousands of other cosmetology students...

MTC grad to represent USA at WorldSkills Competition

Young Skilled Web Design Technician to Compete at WorldSkills Competition Leesburg, Va. — Matthew Vreman, of Parrish, Fla., will represent the United States in Web Technologies at the biennial WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia. Vreman will compete as a member...

83 students inducted into honor societies

(Bradenton, FL—April 24, 2019)  Manatee Technical College inducted 83 students into national honor societies April 22 and 23, 2019. National Technical Honor Society MTC inducted 62 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on April 23.  The NTHS is...

MTC short films in Sarasota Film Fest

Of the six short films chosen for the Florida Showcase Shorts (Block 2) in this year’s Sarasota Film Festival, two had ties to Manatee Technical College.  One was a student project directed by MTC digital video technology instructor Amity...

49 students medal at state SkillsUSA, 28 qualify for national

(Bradenton, FL—April 10, 2019) Manatee Technical College saw 49 students medal at the Florida SkillsUSA 2019 State Leadership and Skills Conference.  Of those, 28 placed first in the state, 17 placed second, and four placed third.  First-place winners qualify...

MTC instructor recognized by school board

The School Board recognized MTC instructor Dr. Michael Afanasiev for receiving a patent for an air-conditioning training simulator.  His invention helps teach a complex system easily, safely and inexpensively.  One of Dr. Michael’s students, Doug Windsor, helped explain how...

MTC offering free ESOL and GED® classes for a limited time

(Bradenton, FL—April 3, 2019) Manatee Technical College is offering free GED® and Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes beginning April 15.  They are available day and night at three locations throughout the county.  Online classes are...

Free training at MTC to open doors to careers in vision care

(Bradenton, FL—April 5, 2019) Manatee Technical College is offering express training to open the door to career opportunities in the field of vision care.  The one-month Optometric Express class starts May 7 and will be held at the East...

MTC students medal at state HOSA, four qualify for international

(Bradenton, FL—April 1, 2019) Six students from Manatee Technical College competed and medaled at the state level during the Florida HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference.  Four of the six qualify to compete at the international level in...

Six students win awards from MTC Fire Academy

(Bradenton, FL—March 20, 2019) Manatee Technical College Fire Academy celebrated two firefighter classes and gave awards to six students.  From Class #37, Easton Evans was honored for achieving a 99% on practical skills performance, as well as perfect attendance. ...

MTC recognizes outstanding business partners

(Bradenton, FL—March 15, 2019) Manatee Technical College recognized Outstanding Business Partners during its Spring 2019 school advisory committee meeting at MTC on March 15.  This year’s honorees were Walgreens; Elleny Cribs, owner of Total Body Wax Salon; CareerSource Suncoast;...

Construction Rodeo draws 400 students to MTC

(Bradenton, FL—March 12, 2019) About 400 high school students from 12 high schools in Manatee and Sarasota counties participated in the Construction Rodeo at Manatee Technical College this morning, March 12, 2019.    The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange (GCBX)...

MTC student’s artwork selected from over 11,000 entries

(Bradenton, FL—January 18, 2019) The artwork of Kathryn (Mazzanti) DeYoung was chosen for inclusion in the upcoming Embracing Our Differences exhibit.  Her work was one of only 45 entries selected for inclusion.  This year’s competition had 11,791 submissions from...

MTC Law Enforcement Academy honors 4, celebrates 26

(Bradenton, FL—January 17, 2019) On January 16, Manatee Technical College celebrated the accomplishments of 26 students who completed the requirements of the Florida Law Enforcement Academy at MTC.  Four of those students were honored for exceptional achievement.   Amanda...

Auto collision program awarded I-CAR grant

(Bradenton, FL—January 11, 2019) The Collision Repair Education Foundation awarded $1,000 to the Automotive Collision Technology program at Manatee Technical College this week.  Instructor Shane Baxley said the grant will be used to purchase air blowers, regulators, airlines, a...

Starting in a blood bus and ending at the altar

(Bradenton, FL–December 14, 2018) Andrew Johnson and Ashley Johnson (no relation) met at MTC (then MTI) when they were both students here in the Fall of 2014. Andrew was in the EMT program renewing his certification, and Ashley was...