MTC is offering four classes – for free

(Bradenton, FL—October 31, 2019) Through a combination of grants and scholarships, Manatee Technical College will be making four of its career certificate programs free of cost for new enrollees who qualify.

The four programs the school is offering for free are 1) Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician, 2) Hospitality and Tourism, 3) Pharmacy Technician, and 4) Medical Administrative Specialist.

To qualify for the free tuition, there are a few requirements.

One of the requirements is attendance at an Orientation Session on November 6. The orientation session for the major appliance and hospitality programs will be at 6 p.m. The required orientation session for the pharmacy tech and medical admin programs will be at 7 p.m. Both orientation sessions will be held at the MTC Main Campus at 6305 E. State Road 70.

Other requirements include completing the online application for federal financial aid, known as the FAFSA, at and completing MTC’s application process.

The school recommends completing the FAFSA prior to the information session. However, help completing it for those who need it will be provided at the orientation session.

Graduates of these programs will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized industry certification. The programs take only six months to one year to complete.

MTC offers training critical to meeting the shortage of skilled workers in our community and state.

“As the population in our community grows, the need for services is growing,” said MTC director Valerie Viands, EdD, “and that means a need for more trained employees.”

MTC will accept students until the classes are filled. For more information, call 941-751-7900.

About Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. MTC has three campuses within the School District of Manatee County and offers over 50 career preparation programs, continuing education, and adult general education. The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.