(Bradenton, FL—October 14, 2020) If you have recently experienced job loss, Manatee Technical College may be able to help. In response to the current job crisis, MTC is offering Rapid Credentialing training at little to no out-of-pocket cost to students. The training is being funded in large part by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The training will allow students to move through quickly and gain critical skills needed in essential industries in Manatee County. The Rapid Credentialing programs take only six weeks to six months to complete. Completers will receive help with job placement.
“MTC’s primary focus has always been short-term training for in-demand jobs,” said MTC director Dr. Valerie Viands. “The Governor’s grant is allowing us to offer scholarships to students that cover most of the costs.”
The grant is covering 80% of the total project costs, with 20% being covered by cash match. The majority of the cash match is coming from the Perkins V grant and CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. The percentage per program varies.
Main Campus programs include Advanced Manufacturing, Applied Cybersecurity, CNC Production Technology, and Plumber Helper. East Campus programs include Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Lab Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Patient Care Technician.
CareerEdge is providing the cash match to cover 100% of the cost of the Plumber Helper program and 65% of the cost of the Nursing Assistant program.
MTC is taking applications now for the Rapid Credentialing programs, which will begin in January 2021. Visit the MTC website www.ManateeTech.edu for more information.
Those interested in Nursing Assistant or Plumber Helper need to apply through CareerEdge at careeredgefunders.org/bridges-to-careers/.