More demand for manufacturing employees in Manatee County | From the Bradenton Herald

Friday marked the fifth organized observance of manufacturing day in the United States, but manufacturing day is becoming every day in Manatee County.

“It appears to me that more manufacturing is moving into the Suncoast area, based on the number of requests that MTC (Manatee Technical College) gets for qualified students coming out of our manufacturing programs,” said Martha Meyers, business and industry services at MTC.

Companies ask about students graduating from MTC’s manufacturing programs, including machining, electronic and robotics, industrial technology and welding.

Between August 2015 and August 2016, manufacturing employment in the Manatee-Sarasota area increased by 2.4 percent, according to CareerSource Suncoast business and economic development director Anthony Gagliano.

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