MTI accepts $180,000 firetruck from Bradenton Fire Department (Bradenton Herald)

MTI accepts $180,000 firetruck from Bradenton Fire Department (Bradenton Herald)

By ERICA EARL — eearl@bradenton.com MANATEE — The Manatee County School Board accepted a generous donation from the Bradenton Fire Department before the school board meeting Monday. The fire department donated a 1987 fire engine to the district for student use at the Manatee Technical Institute. “The truck has another 10 good years in it,…

Employer demand for skilled work force growing (Bradenton Herald)

Employer demand for skilled work force growing (Bradenton Herald)

By CHARLES SCHELLE — cschelle@bradenton.com BRADENTON — Florida’s top jobs chief is singing the praises of the state’s unemployment numbers, but knows there is more to be done. Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, told the Herald during a tour of the region that while Florida’s unemployment is now trending…

MTI celebrates grads and 10th straight domination at National Skills USA (Bradenton Herald)

MTI celebrates grads and 10th straight domination at National Skills USA (Bradenton Herald)

MTI graduates 1,660 and extends streak By RICHARD DYMOND — rdymond@bradenton.com MANATEE — A total of 1,660 Manatee Technical Institute graduates walked across the stage Sunday at the Bradenton Area Convention Center to receive diplomas and many proudly wore gold, silver and bronze medals around their necks. The medals — 62 of them — were…

MTI students hold special ceremony for hospitalized student (Bradenton Herald)

MTI students hold special ceremony for hospitalized student (Bradenton Herald)

Traci Adams, a Manatee Technical Institute student studying medical assisting, is used to learning how to take care of others. But over the past few weeks, Adams has had to accept care as a patient during a health ordeal that put her in the hospital.While Adams was suffering through an emergency surgery and recovery time…

NEW: Scott veto puts Displaced Homemakers Program at risk (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

Vivian Lewis did not know where to turn. In 1999, her marriage was on the rocks, and the homemaker without a full-time job wondered how she would make it on her own. But through Florida’s Displaced Homemakers Program run through the Sarasota Women’s Resource Center, Lewis gained the skills to make it on her own….

MTI students leave for SkillsUSA Nationals

MTI students leave for SkillsUSA Nationals

MTI’s students left for Kansas City on Sunday to compete in the National SkillsUSA Championships.  SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.  During the week-long event, nearly 6,000 career and technical education students…

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