Manatee Technical College

Tell us about your business and what you do?
Manatee Technical College offers over 50 career certificate programs, adult education and specialized training for local businesses.  Adult students can prepare for a career in a year and over half the programs articulate to state college credit.

What makes your business stand out?
Manatee Technical College prepares students with the skills they need to enter the workforce.  Over 87 percent of our students are placed into jobs upon completion of graduation and have a 96% industry certification pass rate.

Why have you been successful?
We have been successful because our graduates enter the community ready to serve in law enforcement, as paramedics, fire fighters, construction workers, web designers, healthcare technicians, dental assistants, auto/marine technicians, air conditioning technicians, culinarians, cosmetology professionals and so many more.

What advice would you give for someone planning to do business in Manatee County today?
As Manatee County continues to grow and expand, we have found that collaboration with the Chamber, CareerSource, the EDC and many other organizations extremely beneficial as we work together with local businesses.  In addition to career and continuing education, MTC provides English (ESOL), GED test preparation, online and noncredit enrichments classes.

Why did you choose to be involved in ‘Together Manatee’?
“Together Manatee” says it all.  Working together to train and provide jobs within our community benefits everyone. Together we make things happen!