Community Spotlight: MTI Program earns PSA Accreditation (The Bradenton Times)


BRADENTON – The Major Appliance and Refrigeration Repair program at Manatee Technical Institute has earned accreditation from the Professional Servicers Association as an industry approved training facility.

The accreditation recognizes that MTI has “met all of the industry requirements for Quality Instruction, Compliance to Competencies and Curriculum Development in the areas of Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology.”

Mike Basich, the Florida SkillsUSA Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology Coordinator and owner of Michaelson’s Appliance Repair, Inc., of Tampa, presented the certificate to program instructor Paddy McCarthy and MTI assistant director Sue Downs at the Region 6 SkillsUSA conference.

“MTI earned this accreditation because of the achievements of the students,” Basich said. He attributed the accreditation to how well prepared the students were to pass the ISO exam.

The Major Appliance Program at MTI prepares students for employment as electrical home appliance technicians, electrical appliance repair specialists or appliance service representatives.

Students and area business representatives serving as SkillsUSA competition judges attended the special presentation.

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