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 to compete at the national level.

In the college division, MTC students won the gold in Additive Manufacturing, Automated Manufacturing Technology, Automotive Service Technology, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Collision Damage Appraisal, Cosmetology, Career Prep Showcase-Health Services, Firefighting, Health Knowledge Bowl, Internetworking, Job Interview, Robotics and Automation, Technical Computer Applications, and Web Design.  In the high school division, MTC students placed first in Firefighting, Medical Math, and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

For a complete list of MTC award winners, go to /awards/.

Gold medalists will head to Louisville, Kentucky, June 24-28, to compete in the 2019 SkillsUSA National Championships.  They will represent the state of Florida as they compete against all state contest winners to prove their expertise.

Among the other Manatee District Schools that competed, Bayshore High School brought home the gold in Electronics Technology.  Southeast High came home with four gold, nine silver, and five bronze medals in various competitions.

Pensacola hosted the 2019 state conference April 7-10.

SkillsUSA is a nationally recognized program that serves as a partnership between students, teachers, and industry to ensure that America has a skilled workforce. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA is comprised of over 350,000 students nationwide.

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 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.


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