MTC Advisory Committees

Building a Bridge Between Education and the Workforce

At Manatee Technical College, we believe in the power of collaboration between education and industry to shape the future workforce. Our advisory committees play a vital role in ensuring that our career and technical education programs align with the demands of the rapidly evolving job market. Comprising industry experts, educators, and community leaders, these committees provide invaluable insights, guidance, and feedback to enhance curriculum relevance, identify emerging trends, and foster meaningful partnerships. Through active engagement with our advisory committees, we strive to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to succeed in today’s competitive landscape and thrive in their chosen careers.

Every Adult, Career and Technical Education Program within MTC has an Advisory Committee that provides advice and assistance to the instructors and administrators of these programs. Employers and individuals from the local community with expertise in specific career fields and the capacity to employ our students are warmly welcomed to serve on our advisory committees. These dedicated members play a pivotal role in guaranteeing that our programs are finely tuned to meet the ever-evolving demands of local businesses and industries.

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Partnership Services Offered by Industry Leaders

  • Facilitate communication between MTC’s programs and related business and industry.
  • Provide feedback concerning the effectiveness of specific programs as they relate to actual job skill requirements.
  • Identify specific skills and competencies required to ensure employment once students have completed our programs.
  • Assist instructors and staff in determining the equipment and information necessary to keep pace with technology.
  • Provide input that balances the availability of trained workers versus employment needs within the hiring community
  • Meet with students as guest speakers to share valuable insights on the latest technologies, solutions, and trends utilized within the industry.
  • Help recruit students, Hire MTC graduates.
  • Promote MTC and its programs within business or industry and the community in general.
  • Encourage local businesses to use MTC’s Continuing Education Program to teach employees new skills or enhance existing ones.
  • Assist in obtaining the tools and resources necessary to allow MTC to stay at the forefront of adult, career and technical education.
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How You Can Make a Difference?

As a member of one of MTC’s Advisory Committees, you can have a positive impact on our students, your industry and your own business!

  • Partner with MTC to help shape a curriculum within your field of expertise.
  • Network with community business leaders to build a better local workforce.
  • Ensure that skilled workers are available for your business when you need them.
  • Contribute to the future growth and stability of our area

How We Do It?

There is a general meeting of all Advisory Committees twice during the school year,
one in the fall and the second meeting in the spring.

A representative from Main and East Campus is a designated member of the MTC Board of Governors, which meets four times per year.

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GET INVOLVED!

If you are an employer in a specific technical field, business or industry represented by one of the programs at MTC, we invite you to become a member of the Advisory Committee for that program. CONTACT US!

Laura Roberts


Business and Industry Specialist
941.751.7900 x 46022
RobertsL@manateeschools.net